i sometimes feel like i'm in danger of just selling all my heavy-duty nikon bodies and lenses and simply going with my.....iPhone 4. Not really, but it's always with me, takes remarkably clear and crisp photos and the number of apps that are available to tweak or polish an image after the fact are astonishing. here are a couple of recent examples of what this little device is capable of, one mine and one from a friend.
tonight we went over to a local outdoor shopping center to run and errand and on the way back to the car looked up and saw this semi-abstract scene that made me think of a "burning bush". no (real) camera, no problem - out with the iPhone and here's the image....with NO manipulation after the fact.
the second image came to me last week from a friend who has been traveling in west africa with his wife. he has a great eye and will sometimes wander with a video camera, but when it comes to stills, the only thing he carries is his iPhone. here is one of several shots he sent me last week and then with a cool little app called instagram i was able to convert it to black & white, crop it into a square format and add some contrast and a black border: