#visitcanberra

New iPhone X[S] at Floriade in Canberra

This year I went to Floriade under very impromptu circumstances. While having lunch in Manuka, friends asked if I’d like to join them at Floriade for the afternoon. I only had my then week old iPhone X[S] with me, and thought it would be a great opportunity to try it out. I wasn’t disappointed. The new Smart HDR feature excelled, and can be seen in some of the photos below, while the new portrait capability allowed the dark effect you can see at the bottom. None of these photos were taken in RAW, and very minimal editing has been done. As is often stated, the best camera is the one you have with you. I have no issues at all if the only one I have is the iPhone X[S].

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Beautiful bokeh from the new Portrait Mode

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Backlit? No problem with Smart HDR

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Sunkissed tulips

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Studio spotlight with Portrait Effects.

Canberra Balloons

A beautiful day to see the balloons taking off from in front of the old parliament house. There was a surprisingly large crowd on this Canberra Day, with families and photographers gathering for the sight.  

I tried to stay mobile, capturing the action from various angles. Enjoy the photos below.

 

Early morning preparation  

Early morning preparation  

Air Force balloons  

Air Force balloons  

Line up of balloons  

Line up of balloons  

Paddling on the lake to a gorgeous background  

Paddling on the lake to a gorgeous background