Default to iPhone

Last Friday I committed one of the cardinal sins of digital photography: forgetting to check the charge on the camera’s battery before leaving home. With the inevitable result – the camera died in the middle of shooting a bunch of images. Arrgghh!

iPhone to the rescue. And I actually quite enjoyed myself. I was back down in London in the King’s Cross St Pancras area where there has been massive, and still on-going, regeneration. Plenty to capture, in the station complexes themselves, and out and about viewing the hoardings around new buildings, and much else.

Most of the images in the gallery below have been added to my Instagram Feed –  [andyhooker] for those also on Instagram.

Click on the first image to enter the Gallery and then navigate through.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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21 Responses to Default to iPhone

  1. superb images..I haven’t been to London for ages…I don’t have much need now with video conferencing..I used to commute every week form Leeds/Bradford to Heathrow and I am so glad I don’t have to do it anymore. But I do like London…and these images are great! well spotted.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks James. I can get to King’s Cross in 40 minutes by train. My daughter’s office is just round the corner from there. Being retired I have all the time in the world to wander around with a camera. Five years ago I don’t think I could have foreseen how much fun I’d get out of images from London and other town centres. It’s completely different from the Great Outdoors but i find it hugely stimulating photographically.

  2. ShimonZ says:

    the hot dog quote is wonderful. I don’t use the phone much, but I have played with some very simple digital toy phones, and enjoyed myself. It’s a lot of fun, and we get to do interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice set of photographs. The planned reality images are unusual and should I assume that the way they are presented is a feature of an iphone app or have you edited two images together in that way? Best wishes, N

    • LensScaper says:

      It’s actually the hoarding in front of the building that features the advertising for the building – now nearing completion – that lies behind. So, in the one shot there is the ‘intention’ and the result. No fancy gimmicks – just two straight shots!

      • Ah ha! And had I paid more attention to the photographs I could probably have worked it out. (I should have seen that they are boards – the seams sort of give it away!) I’m a silly old hector! I think I leapt to the conclusion because the iphone has many mad apps but I don’t have one to know anything about them! I like them more now I’ve had a better look and that I know you haven’t gone app crazy. Cheers, 🙂

  4. Great story and photos! I love my iPhone – it is the camera I always have with me! It takes great photos and is easy to use “on the street”. LOVE the hot dog sign – made me laugh out loud!

  5. Len Saltiel says:

    I haven’t forgotten my camera recently but having the iPhone certainly can be a life saver Andy. Excellent images. I love the one of King’s Cross. The iPhone is leaps and bounds better than my first digital camera (D100).

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Len. Yes it’s astonishing how things have advanced in such a short time. And this is still an iPhone 3 – my daughter tells me I should catch up!

  6. I’m a Samsung Galaxy S4 man rather than iPhone, but I know what you mean. Nice images Andy, and using the phone to record them is quite appropriate – a modern, urban tool in a modern city.

  7. oneowner says:

    Nice gallery, Andy. I’m going to use that hot dog quote.

  8. John Linn says:

    I will just add my appreciation for your collection as the others have. You have done a nice job at looking for details that others may just pass by.

  9. You really knocked these out of the park Andy. Fabulous images.

  10. ehpem says:

    What a great collection. You clearly were having fun taking these photos.

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