39 posts tagged iphoneography
Sony QX100 photos of the New York City skyline - Taken using an iPhone.
What better place to test out the Sony QX100 than the top of the Empire State Building?
I really thought that the Empire State Building would be crowded today since it is September 11 and I knew that the haunting Tribute in Light would be shining bright tonight. However, there wasn’t even a hint of a line. In fact, I even took the elevator to the 80th floor all by myself (a first!).
It was super hazy and there was heavy rain-fog sitting over New York City which soaks these scenes in a delicious moodiness.
I normally post-process my photos. But I did absolutely nothing to any of these photos (aside from straightening one of them and applying tags in Lightroom). I wanted the QX100’s image quality to shine its brightest.
For the pixel-peepers out there, I uploaded two photos in this set in all their high-res glory so that you can zoom in and examine to your heart’s content: Hi-res image 1 (view all sizes here), Hi-res image 2(view all sizes here).
I know that a few people expressed concern about the fact that the QX100 does not shoot in RAW. I suspect this is because the product’s aim is to play nicely with mobile photography apps. As a RAW shooter myself, I was curious to see the quality of the jpegs. The quality is astoundingly good. If I had chosen to post-process these, I would wager that they would resemble the quality of a lot of my other photos in my New York City collection.
Want to see the whole set (there are images in the set that I didn’t include here) and look through the EXIF data? Check it out here:
I have more photos since I have been shooting quite a bit with this device for the last 2 days. I will post more to the set as I post about each photo online
Looking for information about the QX camera’s interface and menus? Here is a post I made with screenshots and lots of information about the QX10 and QX100’s functionality:
New York City skyline and the Empire State Building. Hudson River view.
Like a jolt of color out of the blue,
the city comes into view.
And all at once,
it seems as if it could be scooped up like sand:
colorful glass and minerals,
for fragile dreams..
New York City skyline, Manhattan Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge.
It’s in the way light pours over the city as the day dances into the arms of the night…
The Brooklyn Bridge
New York City’s biggest spider web…