Backroads Indiana

The road less traveled is almost always more interesting, especially for photography. And sometimes we're traveling real light, without even a full-on camera, just the iPhone. That's the theme of this story. 

Near Richland

Near Richland

At the very least, driving such routes is usually much slower than the highways, giving us travelers a chance avoid a possibly frenetic pace and may even reflect. At best, for us photographers, we'll have a chance to find some interesting compositions. 

Such was the case on a recent drive from Cincinatti, Ohio to Indianapolis, Indiana. I had the choice of a major interstate highway (72) or a country highway (52) running parallel to the interstate.   I chose the country. 

I think this was near Rushville

I think this was near Rushville

The wide angle view of the iPhone lends itself to the broad, big farm, countryside vistas in the U.S. Midwest. It nicely mimics the sweeping views the human eye perceives, at least my eye.

Near Rushville

Near Rushville

After a while, some of these panoramas begin to look the same. It's at these times, I wish I had my 'real camera', an Olympus OM-D E-M5, with me to better capture the nuanced differences from one scene to another. 

On Rte 46 over the Whitewater River in West Harrison

On Rte 46 over the Whitewater River in West Harrison

But iPhoneography it is for this trip and the idea is to see what interesting scenes the camera phone is able to capture.

Faraway farm Near Arlington

Faraway farm Near Arlington

Color iPhone shots convert nicely to B&W. I like to use Snapseed for post processing and the B&W conversion in this editor gives some pretty good results. 

Near Posey

Near Posey

Try it sometime. Travel with only your mobile phone camera. Use it as a self challenge to see what you can create. You might just be surprised. 

 

 

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