I think we had a winter? I mean, as much of a winter that we can have in Southern California. It was definitely a very mild winter this year, which also makes me wonder just how hot it’s going to be this summer. This past weekend, the weather was so nice I headed over to Lake Rancho Santa Margarita and snapped a couple shots of the lake with my iPhone 4S using Camera+.
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Last night as I was leaving work, I looked up into the sky and realized I was looking at one of the nicest sunsets I’d seen in awhile. Sadly all I had to use was my iPhone 4S, so I snapped a photo using Camera+ app and was more than satisfied with the results.
My excuse for the lack of updates: Life has been crazy, I’ve recently purchased a house and had plenty of work to do before moving in. Thanksgiving wasn’t spent with family or friends, it was spent moving all day and a TV like dinner afterwards at Sizzler. So yeah, I have plenty of food, photos and gaming posts to catch up on. So stay tuned.
I’ve really started to enjoy a black and white background with one object in color. I’ve found that for me, the best photos to use, are ones of flowers. I’m actually considering getting this one done on canvas after I clean up the bugs on the flower’s leaves in Photoshop. Photo was taken at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
You can check out others I’ve done in the past here.
Friday, October 14th, I was one of the 4 million people to get their hands on the iPhone 4S. I upgraded from the iPhone 4 mainly for the upgraded camera, but was it worth it? Yes and No, I do notice a significant difference in image quality on the 4S, but it wasn’t as much as I’d like to have seen. Why Apple didn’t give more options is beyond me. A macro mode or even give me the ability to set my exposure, iso or aperture would have been nice. Who knows, maybe there will be an app for that one day. Overall the camera does work a lot better in lower light conditions and is quite a bit sharper, as far as replacing your current point and shoot I’m not quite sure, however I went to take pictures of a condo I’m in the process of buying and only brought my iPhone 4S, when I tell people that I used my iPhone to take the shots, they’re pretty shocked at how well they turned out. I’ll add more photos as I get more a chance to use it more.
I know some of the videos I’ve seen on Vimeo are pretty amazing. I’ll do a video test later on and post my results.
A few weekends ago, while browsing Groupon we came across a Lobster Festival that was taking place in Redondo Beach. We were planning on heading to Santa Monica anyways for the weekend so we thought, why not and bought the Groupon. That night I had big dreams filled with delicious lobster dishes to come. After spending a few hours in Santa Monica, we headed to Redondo Beach for the Lobster Festival. Upon arriving, the festival looked huge, and my mouth began to water, I could already imagine the delicious lobster dishes we were about to enjoy. As we entered the gate, I noticed the price of admission was $12 per person for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Thankfully we’d purchased the Groupon so we saved quite a bit on admission.
We entered and I immediately started scoping out the food booths… all 7 or so of them. I thought “Ok, that can’t be right” and began walking around to make sure there weren’t some hidden further on in the festival, but sadly there was not. Here’s the kicker, only 2 of those booths were serving a lobster dish. That’s right, dish. One had Lobster macaroni and the other had lobster balls. That was it. Unless you wanted to pay $33 for a 1.25lb lobster dinner or $53 for a 2lb lobster dinner! I couldn’t believe that was it. Thank god we hadn’t paid the full price of admission, otherwise we would have been even more disappointed. I couldn’t even figure out why it was even called a lobster fest seeing how lobster was extremely scarce. We ended up heading home hungry swearing to never return. The festival had plenty of entertainment, but lacked what was the theme of the festival was supposed to be. Instead of it being called a lobster festival, I would suggest changing the misleading title to something else.