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I Haz All the Megapixels

So! New cellphone, with much spiffier camera: 13 megapixels vs. 5 (!) on my old camera. And it's a beautiful spring day.

Our mini-daffodils in bloom beside the front walk

Busboys and Poets restaurant and bookstore (curiously blurry ... I need to learn how to work with the autofocus in dimmer light). We got there soon after it opened for brunch, or it would have been much more crowded.

My brunch at Busboys: cheese, tomato, and spinach omelet, grits, whole grain toast with whipped butter and strawberry jam, fruit cup (which I shared with the Mr. because it's huge). Also: Passover is over! BREAD!

The Takoma Farmers Market, from across the road.

Our house, curiously overexposed (probably I should have used some special setting or other), through new spring leaves.

Street trees (Eastern redbuds) in bloom.

The phone store guy moved over all my stuff from my old phone, so I still have the icons I used for businesses in my contacts list, my downloaded fics and free e-books (which I have imported into a freshly downloaded Aldiko reader), and my old cellphone wallpaper ... which looks all blurry because the screen has a much higher resolution. I need to find the wallpaper specs (it's a Galaxy S4 - the newer ones are too big for my chunky little hands) and make a new one.

ETA for my own reference: 1920 x 1080 pixels for S4 wallpaper, says the Intarwebz.

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Apr. 12th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
congratulations on your new phone! these such lovingly sunny photos ♥
Apr. 14th, 2015 11:33 am (UTC)

Raining today ... but still warm. Spring is finally here!

Apr. 12th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures! I love the spark of recognition I feel seeing the farmer's market, the house, and your neighborhood. What a great day to be outside.

At some point I have to experiment with my phone. I've shied away from using the camera because I had such dreadful results in comparison to my digital camera.
Apr. 14th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)

The Young Lady notes that her phone camera (she got a Galaxy S5) has more megapixels than her very respectable digital SLR. Of course, the dedicated camera has a proper lens and many more settable features. These phone cameras have come a long way, though.

I know what you mean about the recognition: "I know where that is!"

Apr. 14th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know the megapixel rating of my digital camera, but my cellphone (a Samsung, but not a Galaxy) is fairly unsophisticated even though it has internet access (more theoretical than practical, though) and is good for retrieving e-mail as long as you don't mind having to go through several screens to do it.

Which is all a long-winded way of saying I'm pretty sure the megapixel rating on the phone, whatever it is, is lower than the megapixel rating on my camera, and I've yet to take a photo with the phone that wasn't blurry.
Apr. 13th, 2015 11:10 am (UTC)
Nice! I have found having a nice phone camera is really fun for daily life documentation.

The blurry one looks like handshake to me, not an autofocus problem. Phone cameras are pretty resistant to shake, but every now and then it can be an issue.
Apr. 14th, 2015 11:40 am (UTC)

Re: shake - could be! I'm not getting any younger. I probably need to breathe out slowly when I snap a pic in dim light. That was something I did with the old phone camera.

And yes, this should definitely be much better for things like "Oh, the state flags at the train station look so pretty against the blue sky!" I nearly snapped a shot of the buskers (an electric guitar … and a trombone!) at the Metro station last night, but then I thought maybe they wouldn't like it (even though I *had* put a couple of dollars into the pot).

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