I decided to get off my lazy butt today and go for a walk. Along the way, I took some pictures with my Droid 3, and to my surprise they’re of pretty dang good quality. It’s apparent that smartphones have improved substantially over the years in the camera department, though I don’t believe they’re beating out classic dedicated cameras quite yet.
I tried to invoke the rule of thirds in taking some of my pictures to make a more aesthetically pleasing composition. I’m no professional photographer, and I’m not studying photography either, but I was hoping to make something worthy of a desktop wallpaper or something at least. Tell me what you think!
This mermaid statue in the center of what used to be a pond is “hidden” because weeds have rampaged all over our neighbor’s neglected yard. This is their vacation home, and they’re hardly ever here. The weeds and flowers make their own sort of wild beauty, though.
The mountains of Appalachia are home to innumerable trees. This scene is fresh after a rainstorm.
This scene is down a dirt path that connects two mountain ridges. I attempted some layering with my shot here. I don’t have many options with focus on a phone though, unfortunately.
This is on an opposite ridge to ours, farther away. The house is on a road I like to call “Ghost Road”, because it’s a residential area of nothing but vacation homes that are very rarely occupied. The quiet emptiness of the place and how secluded it is give it a sort of creepy atmosphere. It holds sad memories too, my mother and I walked down here when we were calling for our cat shortly after he went missing. He never came back, and I had a small hope in the back of my mind that he’d pop out when I walked here today.
Still, on a brighter note, it was a cool walk. Maybe I should start making a habit of doing this.