Aurora Borealis, taken on 1 January 2022 in Kirkenes, Norway.
For the first time, the iPhone 11 Pro is a phone that I feel entirely comfortable using as my sole snapshot camera. Literally, the only thing it doesn’t do better than my point-and-shoot (which is no slouch) is zoom, which may be an insurmountable problem for the smartphone form factor… or it may not.
I’ve been away twice since I’ve had it, to Berlin and Paris, and it’s been phenomenal, but here I want to showcase its night mode in particular with a few samples. Some of the following shots are lit by little more than a few candles.
It’s uncanny and impressively naturalistic – it almost always looks like a properly exposed night shot rather than an artificial day shot.
My Nikon DSLR will always remain the king, but when I don’t want to carry around a few kilos of camera and lenses, this will do.
How could I go to Japan and neglect to post some of my favourite photos here?
For one thing, I took over 1,000 of them, so whittling them down, editing and then uploading to the cloud on a fairly meagre internet connection took a while. For another, I was too lazy.
Apropos of nothing in particular, just some photos I took on a recent walking tour, making the most of a clear day and that gorgeous low autumn sun. All taken on an iPhone 6.
A couple of hours from now I’ll be on my way to India for a couple of weeks, my first foreign trip since I went to New York in 2009. I don’t think I’ll be going on a tour of the major locations from Temple of Doom or anything, but you never know. In any case, a trip like this is long overdue.
And it better be good, considering how many injections, visa applications and unexpected expenses I suffered for this jaunt.
I’m doing without my computer and phone, so my connectivity will depend on Internet cafes and my ability to remember my 30-character gibberish logins without 1Password, so don’t expect what updates I make to be particularly verbose. But I do plan to take a lot of photos and video, having finally replaced old faithful with another Lumix, and will post them here and on Twitter. I don’t often test WordPress’s gallery functionality, but when I do, I do it during altitude acclimatisation in the Himalayas.