Discussion in 'Chat' started by W5HRO, Aug 23, 2015.
Swung by the Grand Canyon on the way home from our Tulsa trip and below are some pics.
Really great shots. I'm jealous. I visited the Grand Canyon back in '60 but the pictures I took then don't even come close. The camera was a Sears Tower camera. I think I was using Ektachrome ASA 32. We were crossing the US doing a barbershop tour and had just enough time to take these shots. It was late afternoon and very hazy. The Ek... is color shifting on me. Gotta get those slides scanned and the dust removed before it's too late.
That was an unforgettable experience for a young 23 year old
PS: Here's the camera - it still works
Actually Al that 1960's photo isn't all that bad.
Attached below is the full size of one of those pics I posted, but the file size is larger. I had reduced those down to speed up page loads so let's see what this one does. The pages always load to the 300 X 300px thumbnails but still, it takes longer to load when expanding them.
Taken with my iPhone 5S
Almost instantaneous. For all youse guys, there is a utility that will allow you to keep the full size of the pic but will compress (JPG's only) the file size down to 10% the original without any apparent loss in detail. I use it all the time with the BBS's. Anyone interested I can post the info - it's freeware, BTW.
Here's two more. I actually have 40 Canyon pics saved and edited. We were there around 9am and the sun wasn't really in the right spot to get the best pics, but they are good enough I think. We left before noon around 11:30am, but the glare would have been gone if we had waited until later in the day.
jpg #4 is a winner!!
Really gives one an idea of the scale of the place!!!
Those were all taken from the south rim and we didn't have time to check out some of the other views. I was told taking the northern route around the canyon is way better so maybe next time.
Here are 3 more photos I took and cropped when we were driving through New Mexico. After looking at them it dawned on me my iPhone has a panoramic feature I could have used at the Grand Canyon, but I didn't think of it at the time. The below photos are not panoramic, but the wide dimensions made me remember. With the iPhone you can place it in panoramic mode and move it to take a very wide panoramic HD photo.
The new iPhone 6S coming out the 25th of this month (Sept) will have a better camera than the iPhone 6 and my old 5S. My canyon photos were taken with my 5S.
New iPhone 6S iSight Camera Specs
New 12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Optical image stabilization (iPhone 6s Plus only)
True Tone flash
Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Auto HDR for photos
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Auto image stabilization
Improved local tone mapping
Improved noise reduction