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Can’t Predict the Weather

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iPhone 4s | 4.3mm f/2.4 | 1/1400 sec ISO64

Rain was predicted all weekend in San Francisco.  Of course, weather reports for this area are almost never accurate, and Sunday was gorgeous, though very cold. The morning light was clean and beautiful, and the sky was full of clouds.

iPhone 4s | 4.3mm f/2.4 | 1/2500 sec ISO64

These two shots were my favorite images taken yesterday. I took the one up top in the morning with my phone in one hand, cup of Philz in the other. The second image was taken during sunset at Ocean Beach, where it was windy and freezing. Both brought to you by the iPhone 4s, since I forgot to bring a memory card for my Fuji x100.

Out here, it seems you can take a pretty picture, but you can’t predict the weather 😉

Written by Jonathan

November 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

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  1. I love these photos! The iPhone 4s camera is soooo great!


    November 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

    • Thanks Bridge. Hey, and thanks for letting me have your upgrade and taking my old iPhone 4. Very awesome of you =)


      November 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

  2. nice colors! I finally switched to the 4S and I seriously love it. You got really great shots on the phone! Do you do any editing on the phone or are these without enhancements?

    Jasmine Lee

    November 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    • Thanks Jas! You’ll love the 4s. For the top image, I did a little bit of post processing in iPhoto after the images synced to my computer. A little bit of clarity, a little highlight recovery, a touch of adjustment to the tint slider, and a slight tone curve adjustment got the final result above. Still looked great out of camera though. The second photo has a slight curve adjustment to darken the shadows a little, again, processed in iPhoto. As a Lightroom user, I never thought I’d use iPhoto for stuff like this, but it’s just so easy because of iCloud =)


      November 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      • Thanks for the explanation! I don’t think I would have ever known this was taken with the iphone without you stating it…. It’s that good!

        I can’t wait to start taking cool looking photos with the 4s!

        Jasmine Lee

        November 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

  3. This all looks excellent

    Jim Dell

    November 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

  4. I can’t believe you shot those with your phone…especially the second one…so beautiful!


    November 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    • Thanks! Great thing about the phone is that it’s always with you, and you know what they say about “the best camera.” =)


      November 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

  5. okay so i left a comment and then my internet fizzled on me as i pressed submit, so this might be a duplicate comment.

    but anyway, that is amazeballs that the 4s can do photos like that — especially the bottom photo. kind of difficult light! the 4s is now “back in stock” at sprint…. it’ll take a mere 3 weeks to get it. boo. boo-urns. anyway, pics like these make me that much more impatient to get it!


    November 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    • lol at the Simpson’s reference, but yeah, great camera in this thing for sure. You’ll love it when you get it =)


      November 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

  6. Wow, great photos! It’s very tempting to get an iPhone 4s when I come to your blog.. 🙂


    November 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

  7. I did not expect those to be from the 4S before reading the caption!


    November 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

    • The camera does impress me….I’m looking forward to the iPhone 5’s camera now!


      November 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

      • I doubt they will upgrade the camera again for the next round.. I’m trying my best to hold out on this one,..


        November 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  8. Hey Jonathan- These are great! Have you by chance seen these little gadgets?



    November 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    • Hah, I have seen those. I’ve bugged Bridget about letting me get them. Seems like an interesting “system” to carry around.


      November 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

  9. Portland is exactly the same way, it’s so ridiculous! Sunday I made sure to get the most of my day because it was predicted to rain for the rest of this week. Well, I’m still yet to see any raindrops (not that I’m complaining one bit!).

    And, we may have Stumptown up here, but I’m forever jealous of that cup of Philz. Yum!


    November 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    • How about that? It must be a west coast thing then. Oh, and Philz…big weakness for me, hehe. Thanks for stopping by =)


      November 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

  10. The quality of these shots is excellent. It’s great how camera phones and point and shoots stand at the ready for great shots without the bulk of a dslr.


    November 10, 2011 at 12:03 am

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