Droid photography @ Wrightsville Beach, NC

Greeting fellow photographers and photography lovers. This blog is not yet dead! The photography fire is being re-kindled in me due to the fact that I actually sold a picture a few days ago. I spent most of March and April working for GE in Limerick, PA, but I am home for the summer and I intend to excersize my photography skills quite a bit during this time.

For starters, I went with a photographer friend of mine to Wrightsville Beach. It’s a great area chock full of photo ops. I took my trusty Rebel XSi on the journey, and guess what? The battery was DOA. What a bummer. I had my Motorola Droid X with me which takes pretty decent pictures with the standard camera app, and with a couple of specialized camera apps I have for it I still managed to come away with something interesting. So without further adieu, here are the results of the trip. (Click the image below for the gallery.)

Droid photography expedition – Wrightsville Beach, NC 4/2011

First experience with the Droid X

I got a Droid X this week. The thing is simply amazing. I’ve had a blackberry for the last two years, and the performance with it was sub optimal, in my opinion. I spent more time looking at the spinning hourglass on that blackberry than I did anything else. At any rate, the Droid X does. The camera is phenomenal – 8 megapixels – and the camcorder shoots in 720p! Ridiculous! Not to mention I can actually access web sites (such as this one) on it, no problem.

So I found an app called Retro Camera that simulates a handful of old cameras – namely a pinhole camera, Orange Box, Polaroid, and the Bärbl. It’s an awesome toy to play around with, so I walked around the downtown area today and took some shots with it. I even visited what’s left of the Newell-Davis warehouse, up north on the river by the Isabel Stellings Holmes bridge. That warehouse has a fair bit of history behind it, but it’s days are numbered.The only complaint I have with this app so far is that it adds a frame – I could do without that. I’d just like the effect without the frame. But it still does a great job.

Here is a gallery of the shots I took today. Enjoy!