11 February 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Last week Gracie (http://graciebinoya.com), Polly (http://watchingthephotoreels.com) and I began an iPhoneography Monday Challenge. If you’d like to join the fun, please click here for details. As I was contemplating my annual photo field trip to see Longwood Gardens’ Annual Orchid Extravaganza, the idea of close-ups of orchids fit neatly into this week’s macro challenge.
In the Lens section are my entries. In the main room of the Gardens’ Conservatory cymbidium orchids were planted in long luscious free-standing planters with the fountain as their backdrop. It made for delicious photo shooting. The pinks of the flower against the water’s surface and black bottom of the fountain spurred me with sweet enthusiasm.
Soon I will post additional images taken with my iPhone and Nikon DSLR from the photo field trip. The yearly event never disappoints, each one secures its place as unique and transforms the interior of the entire Conservatory into orchid heaven.
When I arrived home, one of my favorite aspects of the “iPhone as camera” was waiting for me. With Apple’s miracle technology, iCloud, sent my images directly to my iMac and iPad. Hooray, no waiting for me to upload. They were seamlessly sent through the wireless network.
I know that the “cloud” is part of twenty-first century technology. It’s even in our daily vernacular. Still, I am dazed by its abilities and its future. Further, I cannot imagine its effects on our lives yet to come.
While iCloud is synonymous with storage, I am fascinated by its auto syncing to all my devices through Photo Stream. Within minutes my new photographs are secure in iPhoto’s camera roll. It’s deliciously smooth.
But that’s not all. When I do upload from my Nikon DSLR, iCloud also takes those images and places them in Photo Stream
Back to storage. iCloud keeps photographs in the “technology” sky for 30 days. You can store up to 5GB of other kinds of data and stuff, photographs are not counted in that limit. If you need more GBs it’s relatively inexpensive to get more space. If you do not have a MAC, set up is available for your PC. It’s worth it. Check Apple’s site for additional details about iCloud. Click here.
I’m obsessive about archiving my photographs. Since iCloud is a short-lived storage unit, I have an external hard drive and also back-up everything on flash drives. One can never be too careful in cyberspace, especially with images.
Happy macro day, and please join our challenge.
Check out these entries:
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.