A house by a creek with a yellow canoe.



Today we went for a walk. The reasons were twofold. Reason one was to get us out of the house. Reason two was for me to start playing with the iPhone 13 Pro Max camera(s). I say camera(s) as there are three lenses attached to the phone, each designed to achieve a different result.

M decided to take us on a hike along Kananook Creek in Frankston. The track is quite serene and although quite popular this morning, there were definitely moments of tranquillity as we meandered. 

The phone camera was as easy to use as previous iterations and produced some pretty cool results. Obviously, I have edited the images from their default captures to something more to my liking.

I’m planning on publishing at least five images and taking some time to let them sit with me before I really go to town analysing the camera. Initial thoughts are very positive though.

The biggest thing for me is the “depth” of the photograph. This is something I have a hard time explaining but it’s something I definitely feel is not totally represented properly. It’s more apparent in my DSLRs. Especially the multi-megapixel D810 & D850. I’m going to have to try and figure out how to explain this. I might see if I can go back tomorrow with a DSLR and capture the same photograph to compare.

I strongly dislike not being able to explain properly what I mean by depth. The best photographic example I have on the blog is Photo #9 from August 1, 2021. You can see that there is a distance between the leading ring and the furthest ring from the camera. 

I don’t blame you if you are still confused, I am and I know what I’m trying to tell you.

In a nutshell, the iPhone 13, having a physically smaller sensor can not adequately show depth as well as the Nikon D850 with its 35mm sensor and 45 million pixels. A DSLR with a 12 MP sensor (the same MegaPixels as the iPhone) would show more depth as the sensor size is larger.

I need to go to bed after all that explanation. 

Anyhoo, I like what the iPhone can produce. I need to play with the macro feature more as I’m not happy with those results although I’m thinking that was more me than the phone.

To wrap it up and head for the coda, I’m very happy with this photograph. I love the splash of colour from the canoe, the different textures on the house and the framing provided by the trees.  In a pinch, if I need to capture something and I only have the phone on me, I’ll be able to make it work. 

I just noticed that this makes seven colour photos in a row. I never expected that to happen.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your time and interest. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.




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Photo Information: 
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max @ 77mm (35mm equivalent)
1/640 | f/2.8 | ISO 32
Saturday October 9, 2021 @ 11:20
Frankston, Victoria, Australia

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