I’ve finally caved in and bought myself an iphone, after years of having an extremely basic mobile. Oh, what fun I’ve had this weekend! Photos taken, messages and emails flying, web pages read and apps downloaded. Time wasted. 🙂
I am very pleased with the camera so far. It can’t get quite as close up as my main camera, and won’t zoom so far away – but it’s pretty good. The lighting was lovely this weekend – very autumnal with alternating sun and heavy showers plus some mist.
I’ve only tried out a few apps so far. A couple of weeks ago, I have to confess to not being entirely sure what an ‘app’ was, but now I know. I like being able to record birds, butterflies, ladybirds and mammals out ‘in the field’ so those are handy, and seem to work pretty well. I was lucky enough to spot a kingfisher on Saturday, and a jay on Sunday, so the bird recording got off to a very good start, as I don’t often see either of those. It must have been blue-feathered bird weekend.
A pulse rate app (cardiio) that works by detecting minute changes in face colour (or by a finger over the camera lens) is amazing, and surprisingly accurate too. It is free, but I’ve just noticed it’s only free ‘for a limited time’. Having the phone even got me out walking/running, so I could try out ‘map my walk‘ – I need a bit more practice to deserve ‘map my run‘ I think though.
So, a busy weekend.