Capturing fall colors with Romeo

It was almost the end of a cold and unexpected Sunday, sulking with the fact that Monday is not going to get any warmer.  We are driving around the Far Hill mountains in Jersey in absolute silence trying to see if we can spot some changing color or if we could get a glimpse of a drive way with colorful fall foliage.  For the most part it looked dark green.

We had just gotten back from our drive and Sunday evening did not disappoint me.  A tree right in front of my house is colored in green, yellow and red strokes of fall and the fading light was perfect.  We walked in to our home to the warmth of the heater and I pulled my camera and out I went with Romeo.  I got busy clicking the leaves and of course Romeo decides to show up in the frame.  

An absolute joy it was to click him while I kept saying in my mind, "I found my subject".

More pictures coming soon...

Manual for iPhone

I shoot photos with an SLR and my iPhone - its funny how the roles have reversed over the last couple of years where I use my iPhone more then my SLR.  

But I have always wanted some amount of control on my iPhone.  I have tried numerous camera apps in the past that seem to give you some kind of manual control, but nothing like an SLR.  Enter iOS 8 and Apple has now opened up a lot more on the camera that allows developers to access camera settings like never before.

Manual for iPhone is one of the first app to do so and it allows you to control your ISO, white balance, focus, shutter speed and so much more. 

When I am shooting on my SLR, I am always checking the histogram on my pictures; just to make sure my exposure is correct. This is the best feature of Manual, it shows me a live histogram on the app while shooting.

At $1.99 its a steal.
Note: If you don't shoot with a SLR; avoid this app.