Gas Station at Night

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, post-processing in Lightroom

Recently I’ve signed up for the Adobe CC photography package and now I enjoy the easiness of editing even my mobile photos in Lightroom on the go. I’m still a little bit concerned about the real profit of having Lr and Ps up to date and cloud connected, but while I can make use of them at least once a week it seems worth it.

‘Twas the night before Chrismukkah

 

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Lens

 

It’s curious how Christmas and Hannukah are always close to each other on the calendar, but this year they coincided on the same day.

I just want to wish everyone who reads it a Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah depending on what you celebrate if you celebrate at all.

 

Blackstar

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, Monochrome mode

All these holidays put me into a very shuffled mode. I’ve almost lost day count and missed my “mobile Tuesday” post;-)

This might be a compensation for this, or just a nice photo of a beautiful effect the clouds had on the sun light.

Sukkah

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, Monochrome

This week’s photo challenge coincides with the week of Sukkot holiday, and in this respect, it was quite easy to decide what photo to choose.

About two years and a half ago I moved to Israel and since then it’s become my new home. As they say, your home is where your heart is, and it is quite a challenge to find where your heart is in the new country.

Those two years were anything but easy, but recently it started to get a little better. And speaking of the heart, this cozy and almost family like atmosphere of Jewish holidays is what I like the most.

In this shot made last Sunday, you can see a sukkah, a simple shelter that is traditionally built for the holiday with palm tree branches on top. Not everyone builds this at home and a few prefer to spend the whole week eating and sleeping there as the tradition requires, but in many kibbutzim they build a huge sukkah near the dining hall and dine there.

In this particular kibbutz they also prey in the sukkah instead of the synagogue, and this is exactly the moment I captured here. Very homey and very cozy. Local.

The ultimate phone for photographers?

Since my very first smartphone (HTC Desire S it was) the camera on my phone has been a vital component. Whenever I considered getting a new phone, I was always looking for a quality snapper. And it’s been a hell of a dilemma as well, because every time I had to decide whether I want to stay with Android and probably deal with some meh camera, or should I switch to iPhone and have to deal with some meh OS. But in the last couple of years the issue seems to have vanished, with so many great smartphones capable of shooting really well.

Here I would skip the sad part of me buying HTC One M8, a Dual Camera of which I described here, and fast forward to a smartphone, that will replace it in the nearest future (hopefully). It’s LG G5 of course.

If you’re into tech or mobile photography, you know about it already. It was announced at MWC2016 a couple of weeks ago and is to be released some time in April. One of its major features is dual camera module with a “standard” 16-megapixel sensor and a wide angle 8mp one. Cameras can be used separately and simultaneously, in the latter scenario you get a number of combinations of a “standard” photo inside the wide-angled one.

To make things even more exciting for mobile photographers there is also a separate module you can attach to the phone. The module is a kind of a camera grip hump with a zoom wheel, shutter button and additional battery. Here is a video from DigitalTrends where they take a closer look at all this.

Well, what can I say? Want it! Absolutely and surely.