I went all old school today when I decided to leave the iPad at home and take an actual book to the cafe with me. You know, hard covers and pages in three dimensions. And surprisingly lighter than the iPad.
Of course, it wasn’t long before I was reaching for the iPhone and snapping photos. Another chance to play with my new favorite camera app, Camera+.
Here’s my homage to Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog (highly recommended if you haven’t seen it) which I shot a few weeks ago after a warm up melted most of the ice and snow off Lake Michigan.
Playing around with the Autostitch app on my Phone. You can see a larger version here.
Thought I’d take a break from my BVI trip journal to feature a shot of the ice-encrusted lake from this weekend–to put it all in a little perspective. There’s ice as far as the eye can see and none of it moving. Chicago is hiding behind the trees on the right-hand side of the image.
(Click on the image to see it larger.)
The lake was a lot calmer yesterday than it was last weekend. All the action was in the skies. In all, we probably got around nine inches of white stuff. And as I type this, a light snow is beginning to fall but it shouldn’t add up to much.
The small icebergs in the lake are pylons from an old pier (from long before my time.) You can barely see the gently rolling swells of the lake.