Thai Limes

10 04 2018

A Lime ( มะนาว ) is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. The photo I took with my iPhone 6s Plus shows limes in our garden near Khon Kaen, Thailand, an essential ingredient for the delicious food my wife หนูพัศ cooks.

The health benefits of lime include weight loss, improved digestion, reduced respiratory and urinary disorders, relief from constipation, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, gout, and gums. It also aids in skin care and eye care.

What about the botanical name of our limes?

I suggest Thai Limes, which may be vague, but which gets the point across. Because the semantics of what’s in the garden matters, as does the semantics of what goes into that gloriously fragrant pot of Tom Kha Gai on your stove or a spicy (เผ็ดร้อน) papaya salad (ส้มตำ).

Btw, it’s definitely not true that taking pictures of food is almost as much fun as eating it.

Thinking about the delicious Thai Food sometimes let you forget what your post is about. So back to my iThing.

With a perfect lighting my iPhone 6s Plus makes amazingly good photos. Just focus on the limes or leafs and zoom in.

The image sharpness remains quite good.

At the time I don’t think about purchasing a new iPhone. The 7/8/X might have better cameras but for me the imagination and remembrance linked with images are more important than their quality (if it’s not too bad).

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Thai House

26 03 2018

I took this shot with my iPhone 6s Plus from the balcony of the KOSA Hotel in Khon Kaen, Thailand. ผมรู้สึกเศร้า. The photo reminds me of one of the saddest moments in my life.

It shows a model of a traditional Thai House.

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Gravitropism

5 03 2018

A shot taken with my iPhone 6s Plus in Leverkusen, Germany.

Gravitropism is a turning or growth movement by a plant or fungus in response to gravity.

Wikipedia tells us …

It is a general feature of all higher and many lower plants as well as other organisms. Charles Darwin was one of the first to scientifically document that *roots show positive gravitropism and stems show negative gravitropism*. That is, roots grow in the direction of gravitational pull (i.e., downward) and stems grow in the opposite direction (i.e., upwards). This behavior can be easily demonstrated with any potted plant. When laid onto its side, the growing parts of the stem begin to display negative gravitropism, growing upwards.

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HDR on an iPhone

2 03 2018

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.

The camera takes a series of images, each shot with a different exposure from darkest to lightest for each subject in the frame. Software then combines the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed, and balanced shots to create a well-exposed image with improved shadowing and coloring.

To take a shot with HDR setting, open the Camera app on your iPhone. At the top center of the screen, you’ll see a button labeled with “HDR Off.” Tap it, and you’ll see three options: Auto, On, Off.

Without using HDR your subject is either perfectly lit but the rest of the image is washed out, or the background of your photo is well-lit but the foreground is darker and slightly out of focus.

Let sensors and software do the work for you.

Set HDR to Automatic.

By default, an iPhone keeps both photos, the original unaltered image, and the optimized HDR photo (with a slightly opaque icon in the upper left corner of the image that says ‘HDR’). If you’d prefer to not keep the original image, open Settings – Camera and disable “Keep Normal Photo”.

Personally, I like to keep this enabled, as having both versions allows me to compare them and then to decide if I should take a new shot.

The photo I added to my post shows the garden behind our house during the flood in October 2017. Because of the perfect ambient light you won’t see a difference between Normal and HDR Mode.

Keep an eye on your data plan.

If you’ve turned on HDR Mode and ‘iCloud Photo Library’ in Settings – Apple-ID – iCloud – Photos keep in mind that when you take a shot two photos are uploaded to iCloud.

Happy shooting.

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Camera Shootout 6s vs 8

22 02 2018

Should I upgrade for the camera?

I own an iPhone 6s Plus and agree to a comparison of the cameras of a 6s and the 8 published in an article on businessinsider.

No need to upgrade.

See the shot I took this morning in Leverkusen, Germany. It shows bamboo and ice. Isn’t it of high quality?

More …

iPhone 6s vs 8 camera

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Imagination, Megapixels, and Sophisticated Image Processing

5 02 2018

I took this picture in 2010 with an iPhone 3GS (Slogan: „The fastest, smartest phone yet.” / iPhone OS 3.x / 3MP camera with video (VGA at 30 fps), photo and video geotagging) in Ban Dong Phong, a small village near Khon Kaen, Thailand.

It shows the fishnet of my spouse’s father. A great man working hard for the family during his whole life.

People might say that the quality of my image is poor but in my opinion it’s not the quality of an image but the related imagination which provokes the emotion you are looking for when viewing images. A lack in image quality will be compensated by a considerable increase in imagination.

But this all doesn’t mean that I’m unhappy with the consistent further development of the iPhone’s camera technology from my 3GS to my 6s Plus I currently own.

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Image Quality and Imagination

17 09 2017

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity which is nearer to the range of luminance experienced through the human visual system. The human eye, through adaptation of the iris and other methods, adjusts constantly to adapt to a broad range of luminance present in the environment. The brain continuously interprets this information so that a viewer can see in a wide range of light conditions.

According to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, the larger 42mm Apple Watch has a resolution of 312 x 390 pixel at 326 ppi. The iPhone 6s Plus Retina HD display has a 5.5-inch (diagonal) with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at 401 ppi.

The collage shows zoomed parts of the original image (taken with the iPhone 6s Plus) on the iPhone and the Watch.

The  Watch has a small screen with a limited resolution but I still like it for seamlessly looking at some images of my family, especially my grandchild, wherever I am and whenever I want.

People might say that the quality is poor but in my opinion it’s not the quality of an image but the related imagination which provokes the emotion you are looking for when viewing images. A lack in image quality will be compensated by a considerable increase in imagination.

There is no need to pull out its big brother. Sometimes I also use one of the images stored on my  Watch as a watch face to have that hearty laugh of my young grandchild right on my wrist.

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