#25 Apple

An apple hanging from a tree in North London, England.

For the longest time I really didn’t like camera-phones.  The small sensor, the grainy results, the slow response times – sure you carry it everywhere but the image sucked and you would probably miss ‘the moment’.  Well, now I’ve changed my mind a little.  Just a little.

This shot was taken in my garden in North London with my new iPhone 4 (admittedly on a very nice summers day with lots of light).

I feel that there are areas where the mainstream camera manufacturers really do need to innovate – this iPhone has a beautiful screen (far better than any camera that I know of) GPS geo-tagging, a touchscreen display, Apps that can process the image (like the one above was edited with an app called Camera+, cost: about £1.00 !) and share it on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, FTP (or wherever else you might want – you get the idea).

Oh, did I mention it does 720p HD video recording, editing and upload as well?

And it’s just one device.  And it does it well – the user experience is unparalleled.

I digress – this isn’t an iPhone review.

I just wonder why my DSLRs (which cost thousands) or maybe high-end compacts can’t do even some of this? And not just as a bolt-on with no afterthought to the experience.

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#24 Fresh Strawberries!

Fresh Strawberries picked from my garden in North London, England.

Last year one of the kindly neighbours gave us strawberries to plant in the garden.

Last year none grew too well – it was way too late into the season.

This year however – sweet juicy red strawberries!

There’s something about growing and eating your own food that just makes you feel great inside.

Ok, enough hippy talk. I wonder when my iPhone 4 will arrive…can’t wait to take it out for a spin with the Camera+ app!

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