Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 8

the one I love
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
This my first attempt at a portrait shot with my cell phone, featuring my girlfriend in one of the poses I love to see her in... sitting on the couch just looking at me. The lighting could be a little better, I suppose, but I still like the overall look of the photo. It's a good start to what I hope becomes great portraits.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day 7

rainy day
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
This was an attempt to get a shot of rain drops that failed either because the "shutter" speed wasn't fast enough or because the rain wasn't big enough coming down. I still like the shot however, simply for the way it looks. Another example of never quite knowing how something will turn out but taking the shot anyways. And, remember, just because something doesn't turn out the way you were originally hoping doesn't mean it was a complete waste or needs to be deleted; you never know when you'll look back on a photo and find yourself pleased with the overall look.

Check out what didn't quite make it as well as some shots from my point-and-shoot at

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 6

Originally uploaded by Saint BK
Not all phones can pull off panorama shots, so the fact that mine has it built in made me happy. I had to try this 3 or 4 times before it looked right, which just makes me like this one even more. Despite some minor flaws, this shows a great view of Fox during the Mavs game.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 5

Originally uploaded by Saint BK
I tried 2 different ways of taking this shot, 2 different settings on my phone. One was labled "sunset" and this one was the normal shooting mode. I liked this one more, as the other one made the blue sky more pink. This one just looked more like the sunset I was actually looking at.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 4

A solid greeting
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
Pronounced "cade meelah foyle-ta" it means "a hundred thousand welcomes". It's a traditional Irish greeting engraved on a paving stone that once belonged to a street in Dublin, Ireland. One of my most prized birthday presents, this stone waits to greet any visitors where ever I live.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 3

Truly mobile photography
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
I've always enjoyed the look of motion blur when used right. It's nice to be able to pick up on a sense of movement, but only for certain things. Don't be afraid to try it, just be careful when and what and try not to worry if others don't dig it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 2

blue light special
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
Was taking the trash out at work when I saw the blue light over the door. It's my first time trying to get a shot of a light from a cellphone and I kinda like how it turned out. Nothing as "nice" or fancy as what I could do with a real camera, but it still made a nice photo to blog with.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 1

mobile feet
Originally uploaded by Saint BK
Today was a day off for me, so I walked out on my balcony to sit and relax enjoying the weather here in DFW. As I looked across at my feet I noticed how the shadow was laying across them and decided to take a shot. Not sure the camera captured what I thought looked cool, but here it is anyways.