Pamela Hoaglund  

Mystery Morning by Pamela Hoaglund

April 2021 - Mystery Morning

About the Image(s)

This is Cape Disappointment at the mouth of the Columbia River. This is the Washington side. I was there in the morning before 10:00am so it was still fairly dark with the clouds and of course in the shade as it faces west. I had a challenge this week to do “slow shutter” so as I worked on an image with my Sony camera I decided to try a slow shutter with my iPhone 12 mini. I used the app “slo shutter” but I don’t remember my settings. Is there a way to see metadata on an iPhone image? The scene was pretty black and white so I just went with that. I did post processing in Snapseed and the native editing tool in pictures on the phone.

7 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Metadata on your iPhone image? Yes - ViewExif app. Also Pamela, if you have not changed the settings in Slow Shutter app, it will still be and tell you how many seconds was used in your setting.

Yes there really is Mystery in this Morning shot. By the way. Keep your iOS up to date. Right this day it is 14.4.2 The 14. what ever has really improved the native camera editing to so much. Be sure to always try the Auto setting first. It actually effects around ten different tools in the settings. Jerry   Posted: 04/05/2021 14:41:32
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks Jerry, I did get the ViewExif app and I keep my phone updated to the latest iOS. I will try the "auto" setting next time. My shutter speed was 30 sec.   Posted: 04/07/2021 00:10:09

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Gosh, a BW image. I have come to expect lovely full-color images from you, so it was a surprise. It's very nice and your use of slow shutter was just what was needed for this situation. Good composition. Lots of ambience in the water and the clouds.

  Posted: 04/05/2021 21:01:37

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
It took me a bit to find the lighthouse which puts a "period" at the end of the image. Perhaps the mystery is that the ridge is a brontosaurus at rest in the water! The image gives us plenty of material for imagination.   Posted: 04/10/2021 09:28:17

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
The soft, moving water is great. I find the dominating cliff, which takes up so much of the images to need more detail and lightening. Here's my quick take.   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:01:35
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Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
Thanks, Sol. Good idea.   Posted: 04/11/2021 16:58:19

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Am so envious of all the gorgeous photographic opportunities you have in Washington state. Once again your excellent eye for composition completely nails this scene. Especially like the contrast between the dark brooding sky and the gentle slow motion water effect set against the forminable mountains.   Posted: 04/11/2021 16:51:46


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