I had read a story recently about how “they” are increasing the daily steps recommendation from 10,000 to 15,000. That seemed like a lot, but I had some time on Sunday, so I decided to go for it. After, I got to my destination, it became clear that I was going to go over, so I amended my goal to an increased 20,000 steps. To make the experience more “me”, I decided to go make it as much of a photo walk as a fitness one.
40 of the images I took were included in this post on Facebook. I hope you enjoy them. Please let me know which, if any, you connect with.
Please let me know if YOU decide to do a photo/fitness walk, so I can see a bit of YOUR world!
I still think 15k steps is a bit much for most people, especially considering this recommendation was IN ADDITION to your exercise.Â I do think that every once and awhile a long walk like this can be great.Â I hope to do one of these epic treks about once a month. Â
I have to tell you that the Nokia Lumia 1020 puts in work. I’ve used it on paid video jobs and paid event photography jobs. Now, it just got REAL. My friend asked me to do a shoot of his new real estate listing. I brought along my trusty DSLR because “size matters”, when people are paying for pictures.
I took about half of the photos with the DSLR and half with the Lumia 1020. The Lumia had a wider angle, which is great for capturing smaller rooms where I couldn’t back up any further to frame it properly with the DSLR. That wider view was also great for capturing the totality of the yard spaces.
I’m only going to post pictures taken with the Lumia in this posting. If you are interested in the house, please check out the listing here: 10521 Northvale Rd – Represented by Cory Holtzman.
Last week, I was in Portland and the change of scenery was great, but you gotta come home, right? My friend John reminded me that we often forget how interesting the place we live can be. With that being said, I decided to share one of my favorite hikes in Los Angeles.
In my pursuit of entertainment fame and fortune…or just the ability to pay my bills by doing what I love…I sometimes need perspective. It’s the kind of perspective that tells you that your awesome even when you can’t get a meeting or a referral or an audition. Yes, perspective feeds the ego and shuts out negative talk because OBVIOUSLY “they” are the one’s missing out.
OK, enough of that (for now). Let’s get to the hike. Every picture was taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Most were taken with the Nokia Camera app, but some were taken with Fhotolens and 4Blend HDR apps. Finally there are some panorama shots taken with the Nokia Panorama app. I’d like to say that this was a sponsored piece. Seriously, Microsoft, Nokia, etc…I’d LOVE to say that this is a sponsored piece. How ‘bout it?
Yes, there’s the hike. The picture above is on Beachwood Drive which takes you to the trailhead. Much like going to the movies or watching TV, the sign reminds you of your destination for the entire journey. Keep reading past the break to experience the journey with me.
This blog will be random-palooza. I’ve got pictures and JD observations to share. It will (hopefully) be funny and (hopefully) make you think and (probably) further cement my relationship status on “SINGLE”.
What it won’t be is complaining about how crowded and crazy my trip to the mall was. The Westfield Century Plaza was by all accounts, very pleasant this morning. I drove in and parked pretty close to the escalator and I was in the shopping zone before I knew it.
The music was holiday theme’d, but modern and lovely. There were no crazies, no yelling, no desperate shoppers ruining the experience for everyone. What there were, were painted deer sculptures. Seriously. Stay tuned for that because you KNOW I have pictures.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a entry that’s just about photography on the Lumia 1020. It’s not that I’ve stopped taking photos, but I’ve settled into a posting them in a places with a built in photographic community. You can regularly find my pictures on my Flickr account and my Phonetogaphs Blog and in the Fhotoroom community.
The picture above is one of my favorites from this device. I love the contrasts of color and texture.
OK, let’s dive into some more…
I took a little walk and thought that I’d share the Pacific Design Center exterior with you. Enjoy the campus of modern buildings and fountain in a garden style setting. Obviously, I used the Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture it all. It’s all handheld and I wasn’t being particularly careful so the Optical Image Stabilizer was working hard. Also, you can see that the microphone works really well…almost too well for standard host-style speaking, because it picks up everything.
- 1020 Test – A PureView Mini Tour of Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial Park (jeffdalydose.wordpress.com)
My friend Sara and I needed to scout out a location for a photo shoot that we have planned. It’s not accessible except by hike, so I was glad to only carry along the Nokia Lumia 1020. The DSLR can stay home until we lug the equipment up there.
In Solstice Canyon there is this mansion that burned in 80’s. For more info on the trail and park, visit: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/solsticecanyon.htm/index.htm
For more of MY pictures from this hike, keep on scrolling!
Contrast in photography is technically the difference between the lights and the darks. I look for contextual contrast, as well. The soft petals of this flower resting peacefully on the hard, cracked pavement of the alley is a prime example of something that catches my eye. Let’s see what else in the proximity of this moment caught my eye.
All pictures were taken today with the Nokia Lumia 1020, using the Nokia Camera Pro app. There was no post-processing, other than cropping/reframing, which was done inside of the same Camera Pro app.
It’s Wednesday and we like to call it “hump day”, as in getting over the hump of mid-week and smooth sailing into the weekend. In a recent commercial, a camel was used to play on the word a bit. It makes sense because the camel hump is making sure that the camel survives when resources are sparse. In the same way, the 1020 hump makes sure that memories survive when light and proximity aren’t optimally available. Happy Hump Day and read on to see what other tasks I’ve accomplished with the device, thus far!
Having an amazing camera in your phone, like I do with my Nokia Lumia 920, there are days when I take pictures of things without even thinking about why. Our devices are so convenient and I constantly use mine to discover and create shareable content, while also forcing myself to view, examine and appreciate my surroundings.
Today was one of those days that I took some pictures and had no idea why or what I would do with them. When I looked at them later, I made two collages. (FYI – I use two collage apps: PhotoGrid and Phototastic)
Today’s Cali-strated theme is “Pretty on the outside – Weird on the inside”