Category: iPhone 6+

iPhone 6+



On a hot afternoon in Merida, Mexico, carriage drivers take a nap while waiting for the evening’s business to pick up.


LONELY HOODOOS / iPhone 6 Plus / Snapseed

This small group of Hoodoos, Tent Rocks, Fairy Chimneys, or Earth Pyramids, are not as spectacular as, nor seen by as many people as the hundreds in Utah's Bryce Canyon, yet I always enjoy seeing them as I drive the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe. I have photographed them a few times before, but this was my first time with my iPhone.

We had a little snow today. Looks like more to come. Research nearly done, organization next, then publishing followed by more book building. Oh, and painting!

Hasta mañana.



TAKEN WITH iPHONE / iPhone 6+ Snapseed

As I was jaywalking across Avenida Juarez from the Alameda in Mexico City on the way to my hotel, I spotted this Tomada con iPhone 6 image on the back of a bus shelter. A pedestrian, walking down the bus lane was just the human element I needed to make this interesting street shot.

Backing up, transferring, synchronizing and checking data on all the phones mentioned yesterday has been eating my lunch all day today, and, in fact, I'm still working on it. So I'd better get back to it.

Hasta mañana.



NY IN DF / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

For those who may not recognize “DF”, that's Mexico's capitol city. Just as we have Washington, D.C, or

District of Colombia, the Mexicans have México, D.F., or Distrito Federal (Federal District), sometimes referred to as, simply, de efe.

I gues we all know what NY stands for.

Guess what? We had a day off! Had to make a quick run down to Santa Fe to run some errands. Thea drove on the way down, so I was able to get a bit more done on my research. Ditto for while she did some shopping.

Thea decided she could do on an iPhone 6+ everything she now does on her iPhone 4 and on her sluggish antique iPad. So I now have an iPhone 6s+ and she inherits my iPhone 6+. That means I'll be busy tonight and probably part of tomorrow backing up and transferring data between all four machines.

Then I will get back to my book projects and try to squeeze in some painting time before hitting the road for the winter.

Hasta mañana



READERS / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

Candid street photography, and my iPhone, on the streets of Mexico, Spain, France or the good old USA. That's a recipe for good times in my mind.

I have enjoyed street shooting in Peru, Argentina, Italy and Switzerland, too. But that was all before I got my first iPhone, the 4, in 2011. Even then, I continued shooting with various Panasonic bridge cameras and compact travel cameras. But the iPhone slowly took over because of its being always available and ready and just such a pleasure to use.

I have been a heavy telephoto user since the late 1960s, and that has been the hardest part of making the transition.

Will I give up my Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS30 travel zoom camera? Yeah, for a while, anyway. Oh, I will use it for painting research, occasionally, but for street and still life photography, it's going to be my iPhone 6+.

Besides, I can even edit on my phone using Snapseed when necessary, but I do prefer editing on my iPad Air.

Managed without PhotoForge2, again. Didn't need to do much to this one and Snapseed handled it quite well.

Still working on the self publishing research.

Hasta mañana.



CONCENTRATION / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

Lost in thought. Observed, for an instant, from two sides. Indefinitely from one.

Even when taking a break from street shooting, I like shooting street. Coffee time in Mexico City, and I just could not stop.

More researching and organizing again today. Getting publishing figured out. I think.

Hasta mañana.


RED, WHITE AND BLUE / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

Here's another shot from my recent visit to Taos Pueblo with Larry Mangino.

My old favorite app PhotoForge2 was purchased by, as I remember, Yahoo quite a while back. They promptly removed it from the App Store. I don't know why. I seem to be able to move it from iPad to iPad, and it has survived all ios updates, so far. But I'm sure its days are numbered. Besides, it doesn't much good for me to keep listing it as the app I've used since it's no longer available. Therefore, I've been slowly trying to wean myself away from my dependency on it. Snapseed has pretty much taken its place as my go-to app, although there are some adjustments that I'm still more comfortable doing with my old standby.

Anyway, today's image didn't require much in the way of adjustments, so I was able to make do with just Snapseed. There are still a couple of apps that I use on occasion, for special adjustments, such as perspective correction. I'm going to get more familiar with a few and dump the rest in the interest of becoming somewhat more of a digital minimalist. That, I have to admit, is a distant goal.

I spent the entire day, today, researching and organizing, putting together accessible information on self publishing. Still more to be done tomorrow, then I hope I will be able to get back to work on my current book projects, one at a time.

Oh, no. Here comes midnight, again.

Hasta mañana.