Recently my Samsung Galaxy S6 phone had an OS update. When I went to turn my cellphone back on, everything was changed as in colors, app shapes and colors, and even my texting colors were changed.
Why must these techo gadgets always have these updates? Technology it seems is running so fast it cannot keep up with itself. I also happen to like being in charge of my phone, not vice versa.
However, I noticed something very different about the camera and its features. I had new instructions on how to gain access to several settings. *sigh* Some more new to remember. OK. So I remembered and clicked continue. My first picture after the new OS was put on was the selfie I took that is posted on my main page. I looked closer and saw a different look to this selfie then from the selfies taken with the older OS.
Well, thinking nothing more of it, I went for a walk on Wednesday taking along my cellphone. I have transition glasses that get darker when I’m out in the sun and when I first clicked and saw what was on my screen, I really thought I was seeing things. No way. Not possible. This can only be done with my Canon, or so I thought.
So I clicked again. Walking into deep shade I peered over my glasses to look at the picture I just took and that is when my jaw dropped. What I was looking at in all seriousness was a picture I considered to have only been taken by my Canon. Impossible, I thought. This phone is not an SLR camera.
When I returned home off came my darkened glasses and in their place reading glasses were put on to again look. In all honesty I could not believe my eyes. The color, the sharpness and the effects as if I had taken the picture with an F2.8 aperture were staring me in the face.
Oh. My. Heavens.
All three images below were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6 cellphone. I only cropped, decreased pixels, and did minimal editing. I find when I transfer pictures from my Samsung phone to my Apple laptop, small changes are noted such as decreased clarity, sharpness, and brightness. So with only minute changes, I brought each picture back to look exactly as it was taken. All three were edited in PhotoShop.
Look for yourself and you tell me. Unbelievable what technology can do.
OK. In all fairness to my Canon, I took some “test” shots of landscape yesterday with my Samsung and yes, I do still prefer my Canon. My phone’s images are too sharp for my liking and unless I put the settings on “pro” the entire image is crystal clear, something I’m not fond of. I like my landscape images to bring your eye to an area of the picture that is the “central focal point” and what surrounds that focal point has a “soft feel” to it. It seems I will be lugging my Canon with me on my hikes. 😓
Picture 1 is a closeup of tiny Evergreen berries. Phenomenal composition!
Picture 2 looks like it is a combination photo of several pictures but it is not. It is a closeup of some buds on a Crabapple tree. Amazing, isn’t it?
Picture 3 is looking straight down at a pretty weed. This looks 3D.
Photography/ “i-Phoneology”/April 2017©AmyRose
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