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by Kiran on June 2, 2011 · 12 comments

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Hello! I am back into regular, personal blogging after a short hiatus, thanks to NASA :) If you are visiting this blog from NASATweetup, here are my personal recaps of Shuttle Endeavour’s launch journey:

Day 1 – Houston, we have a problem

Day 2 – Scrubbed!

Day 3 & 4 – RSS Retraction & Lift Off!

DSLR or Camera Phone?

There are many times when I often contemplate carrying my huge and bulky DSLR. Even for a pleasant brunch or a casual weekend outing. Cell phone comes to rescue most of the time. All images below are taken with my eye-phone. Unless you follow me on Twitter, where I often tweet similar images on-the-go.

This was taken while watching STS134 Endeavour coverage on NasaTV

The quality isn’t that great using a camera phone…

Perfect brunch & outing weather

but love how much flexibility it gives if I were to forget lunging the DSLR, from one handbag to another. That’s another story :D

Out on a brunch

Truth to be told, I find it least intimidating to photograph a friend’s meal with my phone. DSLR is just too huge for me to shove it at my friends face while he or she is devouring food. The fact that I could tweet/facebook immediately from my phone gives me the added advantage of using my eye-phone and not a point-and-shoot camera. Hoping I’ve cleared the mystery of not owning a point-and-shoot as a DSLR substitute.

Brunch: Waffles, my favorite breakfast!

H20 in a Coke glass - great drinking encouragement

Hubby's lunch: Chicken sandwich.

After brunch, we casually strolled along and witnessed an open auction in a huge furniture store. I won’t mention names, but was sad to witness the state of our economy. This was a well known store, selling exclusive merchandise and they were closing out. The prices sold during auction was shockingly low. We have a monthly spending budget, so this place was a huge NO for us. Not that we weren’t tempted to splurge! We’ve never been to an auction before and was shock at the speed of an auctioneer’s speech in offering bids, taking bids and then selling items to the highest bidder. I am sure that takes helluva breathing practice and loads of saliva.

Auction at one of well-known furniture store

Onto other news, it’s bug season now in Florida, which can be truly bugging. Hoping to spend some time on the beach this weekend, with yours truly and some DSLR action.

Do you click a photo using your phone? Or are you a point-and-shoot person?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Destination Infinity June 2, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I prefer a camera phone – its effortless to carry, and mine even takes good pictures. The only drawback is not having a manual zoom. I was thinking, if Sony Ericson’s camera phone might be better?

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2 Kiran June 23, 2011 at 2:11 AM

DI,
I haven’t tested any latest Sony Ericsson phone’s lately. The one I had a few years ago was not a pleasant experience. That is when a point-and-shoot comes in handy with light and compact features.

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3 Ameena June 4, 2011 at 11:44 PM

I am a terrible photographer…I know I’ve written that here before. But really, it bears repeating! So I really don’t even try anymore…instead I bring my camera phone with me and use that now. I didn’t even take a real camera on my trip to London/Paris last month! But I know that people don’t come to my blog for my picture taking abilities so I’m at peace with my shortcoming!!
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4 Kiran June 23, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Ameena,
Truthfully, your photographs aren’t bad as you depict. I am an active iphoneographer myself. It’s not about taking a perfect shot. More about making memories. As long as the images are clear enough in terms of quality :)

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5 Simply Life June 6, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I don’t have a DSLR and my photo is currently being held together by scotch tape but I’m inspired by your photos here! very impressive!
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6 Kiran June 23, 2011 at 2:21 AM

SLB,
I am so happy you are inspired by my photography. What is your equipment? Do you use a camera phone or a point-and-shoot?

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7 Mia Summer Rose June 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Ha ha , i know and i dont even have a DSLr but use a point and shoot and yet have to ”tag”the cam along :-)
Am sorry coz i wasnt around either :-(
Ur brunch foods are making me sooooo hungry babe!
Happy day and sunshine smiles!
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8 Kiran June 23, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Mia,
On some days, I wish I had a point-and-shoot instead of dragging my DSLR every where. No doubt, DSLR has its own perks. Love your photography skills :)

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9 Sana June 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I have no problems with shoving a DSLR in my friend’s faces…. hehe I am awesome.

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10 Kiran June 23, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Sana,
Love your enthusiasm gal :)

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11 WordPress SEO July 24, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Nice photos .. I am a photographer too but still i have a lot to learn :-).

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12 Kiran August 1, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Gowtham,
Welcome to Chatterbox, and thanks for posting your comment with compliments. I truly appreciate it :) I always think the learning curve in any hobby or industry is continuous. Best of luck in your photography!

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