Saturday, May 19, 2012

Round Robin: Phone and Photo Phun!

For this week's  Round Robin Photo Challenge (RRPC2: Fun Fun Fun!), I mostly had in mind the fun I am going to have this weekend. By the time you read this, we will be driving to Disneyland! Perhaps we'll even have arrived by then, and will be having serious Disney-themed fun. I'll post pictures from Disneyland before Saturday is out, probably to Facebook and maybe to Tumblr. But in the meantime I'm having fun putting this post together on my newest toy: an iPhone!

My iPad II, called Ariel, and my new iPhone, "Blue Belle."

I'd been wanting to get an iPhone for over a year, but the desire grew especially intense as the Disneyland trip approached. I had apps on my iPad with maps of the Parks and wait times for the rides, but even if I were foolish enough to carry the iPad into Disneyland it wouldn't help much. It doesn't have a built-in wireless connection, so it wouldn't be online gathering data. But an iPhone is online, portable and versatile. My research showed that dumping the landline plus an Episcopal Church discount would save enough to just about cover the cost of me having an iPhone and John having my old Intensity II - John's first mobile phone ever. John said to go for it, so I did! I've been walking around with a big grin on my face for several days. Fun? You betcha!

My Canon Powershot has seen better days. 

One cool thing about this phone is that it has a fairly decent camera built in. It's certainly better than the one on my old phone, or even on my iPad II. To test this, I experimented with using these three devices to photograph each other. My three year old camera is a bit beat up from all the hard use and abuse I give it, and has dust inside that nobody is willing to clean for me. Plus, how do I transfer the photos while I'm in Anaheim without a computer? Photo uploads from an iPhone are a different story.

Blue Belle's photo of Ariel photographing the Powershot, which doesn't have a cutesy name.

As for the photos themselves, I'm not going to bother with the iPad ones. The resolution on the iPhone photos is visibly better. I was also pleased, and a little surprised, to discover that the iPhone has built-in flash, something my iPad definitely does not have.

Enough. Check out the various flavors of fun found and photographed by other Robins. I'll be back with photos of Disneyland fun, on one or more social media sites, before the weekend is over.


Linking List
prepared ahead of time because I'll be on the road

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Day One

Sweet Memories

Teri H Hoover Photography


Tina´s PicStory


Jama said...

I opted for an android phone instead of an Iphone, a Samsung Galexy S2 , with internet access and I've been using it whenever I'm outside, including taking photos. So my DSLR is taking a break now...kekekkekeke
Have fun in Disneyland!

sunflowerkat321 said...

I love my iphone and use it a lot. Addicted to iphone photo apps!

It tickled me that you posted yourself having fun with all you photo stuff. Great interpretation!