I've had my Samsung Galaxy S camera phone for three-and-a-half weeks now. The little 5 megapixel built-in camera does a fine job. Because it is light and small--and because I always have it with me--it allows me to make interesting photographs that I otherwise would not be able to make.
Here are some phoneographs I've created since Part 3:
|Egg Shape - Palmdale, California|
This is worn paint on a utility box where water gathers after the rain. Always look for the small things that everyone else passes by. A boost in contrast and color saturation makes the image pop.
|Purple Flower In The Grass - Tehachapi, California|
One of the early spring flowers. Again, added contrast and color saturation makes the image an eye-grabber.
|Blind Cords - Tehachapi, California|
This was at a Denny's restaurant. If all the chords were the same length, this would have been a boring image. But since all four are slightly different, it adds interest.
|Peeling Paper - Tehachapi, California|
This was on the wall of a business. I doubt many noticed, and if they did, they probably thought it was unsightly. I liked the shape (sort of a giraffe reaching for a leaf) and the texture.
|Last Cup Of Coffee - Tehachapi, California|
Sometimes the placement of an object next to words that were not meant for that object can add new meaning. I left the spoon in the cup for compositional balance.
|Trash In The Grass - Tehachapi, California|
I really dislike litter. It ruins an otherwise beautiful scene. Because I have a strong opinion, I can turn that into non-verbal communication that speaks through the photograph.
|Taraxacum - Palmdale, California|
A more shallow depth-of-field might have been better to keep your eyes away from the busy scene (grass is busy, especially if some of it is brown and some is green).
|Box Cars From Highway 14 - Mojave, California|
Taken while driving. I really liked the graffiti-covered box cars. With the shutter lag that the cell phone has, it was luck that I was able to capture this image.
|Cement Walls - Palmdale, California|
This image is about shades of grey, repeated lines and shapes, and light and shadow play.
|Construction Cone, Inside - Palmdale, California |
This image is about repeated curved lines. The spiderwebs covered in grass add interest.
|Yellow Post - Palmdale, California|
This image is about space (positive and negative) and repeated shapes.
|Grass, Clovers, Concrete|
The shadows repeat the shapes of the grass and clovers. There is a metaphoric message, but the strongest statements are of contrasts: soft vs. hard, life vs. no life, and light vs. dark.
|Auto Spkr - Palmdale, California |
It took a while to find the right time of day to photograph this. I wanted the pipe to be lit with the (busy) background in shadow. Turns out that about 1:00 pm was the right time.
|Evergreen Shrub - Tehachapi, California|
Taken at sunset. While at first glance there is not a lot to this image, a closer look reveals lines and shapes, some of which are repeated. I carefully chose where I wanted the highlights, shadows and lines to best draw the viewer into the photograph.