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Captured Beauty - Jobsite Images

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by OakNut, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,051

    How often do you rush through your day, only "looking" at what's next on the schedule?

    For the most part, we are incredibly fortunate to work outdoors rather than being stuck inside, looking at the same four walls every day. There is something new, something different, at every job we work, and even when it feels like you've mowed the same lawn just yesterday, if you take a moment to look around, you will note the subtle differences each time you are there.

    I've begun to snap a photo here and there of items of interest that I happen upon in my daily "routine". When you look up, and away from the grass at your feet, you will notice that there is nothing "routine" about outdoor work - there is always something different to see.

    Here are some of the things that I see. Feel free to add some of your own! :)


    All photos taken with Samsung Galaxy SII
    I do not pretend to be a photographer - I just take a lot of photos and sometimes they turn out OK.




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  2. 4CORNERS

    4CORNERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Great Pics! Sometimes it's hard to step out of the "routine" and notice the things around us. I for one, would never go back to a "desk job"!
     
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,051

    There's a lawn I've mowed for the last three years and about two weeks ago I finally noticed that a huge tree in the back is dead.
    I just never bothered to look up. LOL
     
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,051

    Katydid...

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  5. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    What kind of camera as those are very clear pictures?
     
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,051


    As noted in the first post ( ;) ) I just use my cell phone - a Samsung Galaxy SII.
    I look forward to upgrading, as I'm sure the newer phones have even better cameras.
    This one is 8 Megapixels. I like it, but it does poorly in low light, or very bright light.
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Real nice phone pics. Very clear. It's always a struggle to get "great" pics with such a small sensor and lens but those are good ones. I love the focus on the Katydid. Do you have the ability to manually focus or is it all auto?
     
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,051

    Thanks.

    If you simply press the button to take a photo, it will lock onto "something", focus, and commence with taking the photo. You never know what part of the subject in the viewfinder it will focus on. OK for a distant shot taken quickly, but not ideal.

    To focus "manually", you touch the screen and it will focus on that spot. I would imagine most phone cameras work this way.



    I took about 7 pics of the katydid. Most were not very crisp when reviewing them later. It's tougher yet when moving in so close. Some of the pics had the bug's "face" in focus, but the wing detail was lost. Some ended up the exact opposite - this pic was a good balance of the two.
     
  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Yeah, that one has a really nice foreground focus. I don't have a smartphone yet, so my flip phone's camera is terrible compared to most of the new phones.
     
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    I might as well throw a few up real quick. Nothing spectacular, but I thought they were cool.

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