Monday, 22 November 2010

Aonach Meadhoin, Glen Shiels

Aonach Meadhoin, Glen Shiels, originally uploaded by flatworldsedge.
Two pictures from Saturday. They're cell/mobile phone photos, which I'm always reticent about posting, but I didn't fancy carrying the full package along what was planned to be an epic ridge walk. In the interests of full disclosure I have to say that the summit of Aonach Meadhoin was the only munro of the day. It turns out climbing these beasts out of season requires skill and steely nerves - which I need to work on...

An amazing day nonetheless, with great weather, and the iPhone turns out to be an acceptable companion. It's strange using a phone for pictures after a few hardcore months of SLR. The key challenge is that, on the iPhone at least, composition and exposure are one. Rather composing then judging exposure, you compose and are shown real time how it will choose to expose. Interesting juggling act, and fun to see real time the decisions it is making as it meters for your chosen frame.

Queerly it doesn't like the rule of thirds - the best exposure for landscapes seemed to be pitching the horizon halfway up the frame. Setting it to a third exposes sky or land extremely harshly.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and apologies that I am behind after a few days away. Looking forward to catching up.

See Aonach Meadhoin, Glen Shiels on Flickr.