Following a quick trip to Skye on Thursday, and a gentle coastal walk from Duirinish on Friday, both in beautiful sunny weather, things deteriorated a bit at the weekend. This gave me the opportunity to undertake some displacement activity and avoid many of the things I should have been doing, focusing instead on image processing and tidying up the old images on my phone. So, the following series of images were captured on a mix of dslr and mobile phone. Sadly, I have to admit that these modern mobile phones certainly support the old adage - the best camera is the one you have with you - and the quality can be amazing, especially in challenging light. So why do we bother with all that heavy professional kit???
The above shot is a case in point. I have very similar images shot on my full frame Canon 5D Mark II, but the above was shot on my mobile. When viewing on screen I have to say it is hard to tell the difference, although I am sure if I wanted to print this one at any size at all the deficiencies might start to become more apparent. This camera has an alleged 48 MP camera when set to hi-resolution, but at that level the zoom function does not work so it is a bit restricted in terms of application. Otherwise it defaults to 12 MP, still not too bad really and it fits into your back pocket.
The next few images were taken over the past couple of years at various locations so are a bit random, but I selected them from the many on my phone for a little bit of post-processing and fine tuning.
So having played with the old images on the phone, with a little post-processing in Lightroom, I also worked through what I had captured during the previous few days on Skye and at Duirinish. These were shot mostly on my Canon 5D Mark IV, apart from the last one which was on my cropped sensor 250D. Can you tell the difference in quality from the ones above? I know from processing them that there is a difference but it may not be too obvious on screen. Still worth having all that kit though!
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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