Chicago via iPhone

I made the big switch from a Droid phone to an iPhone. I did this mainly because I have some other Apple stuff I wanted to synch, plus it seems there are more resources available for getting maximum use out of it as a decent travel camera. My recent work trip to South Bend, IN, via Chicago, was my first opportunity to test this thing out. I have to say I’m very happy with the results; the pictures I got out of the camera crush the best ones I ever got from my previous phone camera, and I’m only getting started. What follows is a little photo essay of a few shots from the trip. Most come from a jaunt along the “Miracle Mile” when I had a few hours before I had a flight to catch. As always, click an image to see it in all its glory.

Breakfast on the Plane

Lunch at the bar at Kuma’s Corner

The Black Oak Arkansas Burger. Delicious.

Headed North on Michigan Avenue

Still Headed North on Michigan Avenue


Mural near Lakefront

I really like this previous one. I mentioned to Julia that I wish that light pole wasn’t there. She asked if, if I had the skills, I would photoshop it out if were a pro submitting it somewhere as a sale or something. I think that’s an interesting question. Does that make it less “legitimate” or not? I lean toward thinking it does. It’s like auto-tune making passable singers out of people who can’t carry a tune in a dump truck. Lies, all lies! It’s a tough choice, certainly.




These photos are all slightly edited. Some via instagram and some from iPhoto. Haven’t touched any of them in Lightroom yet. All in all, as an experiment I’m excited for the stuff I’ll get in the future. I shot quite a few pictures with my regular camera too, which I haven’t pulled off yet. I know those images will be better, and I love the zoom capabilities of it and the ability to shoot in RAW, etc. But for filling the role of always having a camera on hand, I think this iPhone is going to be just perfect. I’m happy.



4 thoughts on “Chicago via iPhone

  1. Patti Abbott

    We are contemplating a move to a smart phone. It just fries our brains trying to decide what to get, how much to pay, how to actually achieve touchdown with it.


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