Monday, November 03, 2014

A view from the train

Rolling artwork
Woodstock, ON
November 2014
Thematic. Round (it has wheels!) Here.
I'm headed to Toronto today for some meetings with some really cool people, but that doesn't mean I can't steal a few minutes along the way for a little photographic therapy.

I've left the supposedly "real" camera at home today. I just couldn't fathom stuffing a DSLR into my laptop bag, then stopping every few minutes to put the bag down, take the camera out, shoot, put it away, then repeat a few minutes later.

Plus, the prospect of walking into a meeting with a bag overflowing with doodads that have nothing to do with said meeting made me feel like those folks who pack ginormous bags for a three-day trip, then try to stuff them into the overhead bins on the plane while the rest of us stand in line and watch.

So it's just me and a smartphone. Will my Passport hold up to the pressure? Stay tuned.

Your turn: Shooting with a smartphone...yes or no? Why/why not?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Shooting with a smartphone...yes or no? Why/why not?

Don't have one...

Max Sartin said...

I don't have a smart phone either. I'm perfectly happy with my stupid phone.

The commuter train (light rail) system here is called Trax and a couple of times I've bought a full day pass ($6.50) to just ride it all day long, taking pictures of the city as it cruises along.

Karen S. said...

Lately it seems I use my smartphone for all my photos. Except yesterday, I took my big gun camera out for some shooting!

Catherine said...

I don't have one either. I tried to take photos with my cellphone once, when there were some serious floods I wanted to capture, and didn't have my camera with me. It turned out, when i finally figured out how to get the photos off the phone and onto my Mac (via my son's PC, because the phone didn't want to cooperate with the Mac), that they were so blurred that there seemed little point in having a camera on the phone at all.

Sage said...

I love the train!

Gilly's Camera said...

Pictures from trains....nostalgia writ large. LOVE doing it!

Smart phone photography?
My fella Does .....and he used to be a professional photographer. Certainly i'm impressed with his results.

When i get round to sorting my smart phone......