Whats the best camera? The one you have with you... One of my favourite photography quotes.
Driving past Cottesloe beach last week highlighted the appropriateness of this very quote. I could see the sun setting quickly and the only camera i had was my trusty iPhone 5.5 but felt compelled to stop and see what could be achieved with this device.
I've recently seen billboards showcasing the photos that have allegedly been taken on an iPhone 6 as shown here and have been most impressed with what's possible. I do have my doubts about how they can reproduce an iPhone image across a 6m wide billboard but that's a discussion for another time.
Needless to say Mother Nature put on a fine display witnessed by the rare few (including a solitary surfer) braving the wind and rain to see such a fine sunset. I was able to shoot a few shots that i was happy with, making me wish i had a better camera available. I normally carry a Canon G1-X compact that can shoot RAW files and produce exceptional shots. I promised myself the reason for getting this camera was to take everywhere / everyday to enable me to capture shots on days like today, but for whatever reason, i neglected to have it on me.
This image was processed on the phone in the Google Snapseed app, which i highly recommend. Great interface, easy, simple, fun presets. Give it a go!
A few weeks ago Perth was rocked by the news of yet another Shark attack this time at one of Perths most iconic tourist destinations, Cottesloe beach. As the office is only minutes away and could hear the news and search helicopters overhead, i headed down with the camera unsure of what would be happening.
It surprised me as it seemed business as usual, though this was Bryn's bathers had been discovered at the bottom of the ocean (which would force the immediate closure of the beach).
This photograph is a 10 image stitch which has some nice cloud formations (perfect shark attack weather) as well as reflections of the sun bouncing of the glorious Indian ocean. When you blow this image up you can see that below the Indiana Tearooms is closed off to police and there is both a helicopter and police boat within the scene.
The scene is nicely book-ended by the Tearooms and the boy gazing out to the ocean.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.