Mobile phone camera shot #1

Courtesy of Black Friday, I am finally a smartphone owner.

By the way, if you are wondering how I’ve managed so long without: it was incredibly easy. If I ever needed anything, I just asked someone else to whip out their smartphone to look up information for me.

And I’m still thumbing my way around. Too many things! Where is the darn instruction booklet.. even though I never read instructions. Wait.. how much data am I blowing through?

But the real test came tonight, when the view was too good to pass, but the temperature too cold to fumble in my backpack for my ever present point-and-shoot.

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Not bad, eh?

I won’t be giving up toting the serious cameras around just yet, though. And, geez, louise, it was freezing waiting for the camera to focus.

Even figuring how to load the photo was an experience.

Photography 101: Landscape

A majority of tourists make a beeline to UNESCO site Stari Most in Mostar, Bosnia. But while most people focused on taking pictures of the famous site, I was absorbed taking pictures from the bridge.

I was surprisingly pleased with this photo. I struggled to find a way to capture both sides of the river, the famed divide between the Christian and Muslim communities. The river itself was quite wide and I didn’t quite have the right lens . Instead, the beautiful nature, green foliage on the banks, and mountains jutting out behind shone.

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I should have know it was going to be beautiful. Our stretch stop at a tiny town of Pocitelj afforded this gorgeous view from the fort ruins, which would have stretched all the way to the Adriatic coast had it been a clear day.

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Moonlit Ghent

I broke a cardinal rule of mine and went out to dinner without bringing a camera. And was punished by the most gorgeous moonlit view of the city. Fortunately, a dash back to retrieve said valuable item was not a long detour.

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