iPhone 11 Pro camera replaced my DSLR on super-sports-tour of the Scottish Highlands – CNET
“the best $700 iPhone Apple has ever made”, so our full review. It is the phone camera upgrades, the travel, the excitement and the ‘s is largely that continue to with the addition of the . It is why I was so excited, jump in a McLaren super sports, head for the wilds of Scotland and see what they can do, the iPhone 11 Pro camera really. Mobile phone cameras across the board to exponential progress in the last few years have made-the Google pixels-4 and OnePlus 7 Pro come to mind with .
read: iPhone camera comparison: iPhone 11 with Deep Fusion vs. iPhone XR
But there was a lot of chatter about the iPhone 11 Pro has the potential to compete with professional cameras (). The curving streets and dramatic mountains that I drove were an ideal scene to test the phone’s new super-wide-angle lens.
My car of choice is the— a V8 monster, was able to do 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds and with a roof to let the wrinkles away, all that beautiful from the outside to the inside. It also happened to be bright orange, I knew, were on the road. My route begins in Inverness in the Highlands, North-West, and after a lot of the famous North coast 500 road trip-route.
A brief note on my work for these shots before. My plan for this trip was to see how close the iPhone 11 Pro images can. my professionalFor the most part I photographed in raw format with the torque app and the processing of images in Lightroom Mobile on the phone itself. Because of this, as I seemed to with my pro devices, it is the fairest comparison. Keep in mind that nothing you see here is “straight out of camera” (unless otherwise specified). Instead, I want to show how can be achieved, to Tinker with the camera of the phone, if you take the time, to take a picture.
The journey begins
I left Inverness including a vivid blue sky. It made for a tremendous backdrop and as I moved until later in the nearby Rogie waterfalls, in the morning, the Golden light gave a nice glow to the autumnal colours. The falls were in shadow and it had not been for a good photo, but a short walk to the nearby Hiking trails are kept of the appropriate object.
As the sun rose higher, I came back to the road. This is the end of the long shadows and the Golden light marked for now, it is characteristic, fall morning. Now it was the wide blue sky and the endless sunlight. I the roof of the 600LT spider took to take immediately, in my environment, and help keep an eye out for good photo opportunities.
As I drove, but I ran into a bit of a problem. Like a landscape photographer will tell you, an empty blue sky, not to the best photos. As such, I began to me for the theme, focuses more on the foreground interest.
at 5 PM I came to was my stopping point for the night-a loch-side hotel in the vicinity of the village of Dundonnell, the me time to relax, a shower and a beer.
The weather Outlook for tomorrow: mixed showers. That should be me The next day I began my three-hour journey. My first stop was in the port town of Ullapool, where I pulled up and wandered down to the water’s edge.
The next day I began my three-hour journey. My first stop was in the port town of Ullapool, where I pulled up and wandered down to the water’s edge.
this recording I have of the Ullapool harbour around 9 PM, I love the soft morning light on the mountains and the cloud detail. This shot was in raw format and processed in Lightroom on the phone. I brought the highlights to the control of the bright sky, and brought some of the deep-drawing in the surrounding hills.
My main stop for the day was a hike on a rocky outcrop on the mountain Stac Pollaidh was. The ride there was not my favorite, but I finally squeezed the car into the small Parking lot at the bottom of the track.
The hike up to the top was more strenuous than I had imagined, but the views got better and better as I climbed higher.
As I reached the summit, the wind was so strong that I had difficulties to get up and I couldn’t get to close to a steep edge. Still, the movement of the clouds meant that the landscape would be speckled with the rays of the sun, I was eager to capture it.
With some great shots of Stac Pollaidh under my belt, I went back to the car and carefully made my way back navigates along a tiny track, until I got to the main road. My next goal Kylesku bridge was a large wide arch of a bridge, which I did before the shot.
During the journey, around Loch Assynt on the way to the bridge, the 600LT really came into his own. He grabbed the corners like it was glued and the slightest pressure on the throttle shot me out of the corner like a bullet. It was a lot of fun and the noise from the two upward exhaust was an everlasting joy.
Because look down, it was to photograph is impossible, the car safely on the bridge, I decided to shoot it from an elevated Position, where it was surrounded by mountains. I zoomed in with the telephoto lens on the iPhone 11 Pro, and shooting in raw, what is to me more leeway to edit the recording afterwards.
As I walked back to the car, the rain started in. I was full of hope that I would be motives find many more photo before my next destination.
I went further North, to the more sweeping roads and through stunning moorland. Despite the weather, I kept my eye out for locations for good landscapes or good sites where I could take some photos of the car itself. A few miles along the route, I found a place that works well for the latter.
It was a small quarry, in the vicinity of the main road. Large mountains of debris and rocks were piled up, and it is an excavator of a type was unattended. I wasn’t sure if it was allowed on the site, but there was no gate, no signs, and no one. I decided to quickly reverse shoot the car in a position that I liked and hopped to.
Just as the sun was gone, I reached my overnight stay at Durness, right on the Northern tip of the Highlands. I had hoped to get shots of the interesting rock formations on the nearby beach, but I would came back late and it was already dark. Instead, I grabbed dinner to me, enjoy a pint of beer, relaxed in my bed and decided to the pictures in the morning.
By sunrise, but the weather was bad, with low clouds and a steady drizzle hanging. With my plans completely foiled, I grabbed a few hours sleep before getting back on the road.
My trip on the 3. The day was very long; I cut in the middle of the high country, bypassing my starting point Inverness, and heading a little to the South of the port town of Oban. The route according to Google Maps, should make me about six hours, so I wanted to be on the road as soon as possible, to give me enough time throughout the day, to take pictures.
I made good progress on my long journey, in spite of the uncomfortable weather conditions. Unfortunately, the traffic was congested, especially around Loch Ness. Due to its fame as a home of the alleged monster Nessie, it’s no surprise that the road to him was around, littered with coach tours, and sight-seers, 20 km / h in a 60 zone.
As the traffic eased and I moved to the South of Loch Ness, I pulled into a Parking lot with an attractive forest near to it, if only to take a break from trundling behind endless string of buses. The weather cleared by this point, and so I wandered down to the edge of the hole.
Back on the road, I went through the town of Fort William, and noticed on the GPS that I was in the vicinity of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. I found a Parking spot, was pulled over and went for a walk along a footpath I found.
I would never knew in the area, so that I where I was going or what I would find. But I started from the sounds of the rushing water, so I thought it was a water front would be a case, of a type that could lend itself well for a photo. Go quickly, I knew that time was against me (I had about a half a mile and had seen nothing to shoot). It was about 4 o’clock, to put the point, and the sun began, which meant that they started in some beautiful Golden light to vote on the nearby mountains.
finished, I raced back to the car and as soon as I could. I wanted to photograph to Oban with enough light left to that port.
My next day’s ride from Oban to the town of Balloch was estimated to take two and a half hours, even with the detour I had planned. I knew there were many photo-ops would be on the way. As such, I took several small roads around the coasts of bays and lakes on the hunt for good photos.
Further along the main road a turn was off I’d planned in advance. I had researched the Region extensively and found some shots of a mostly sunken fishing boat, with the bow poking out of the water. This made for an excellent photo, and after a lot of research online, I found out where exactly it was.
This shot was a lot harder than I thought, and. Because the sky was incredibly bright compared to the rocks in the foreground and the boat itself. I needed something like a graduated neutral density filter — essentially a piece of glass where the top half is darker than the lower. By sliding it in position, it the sky darkens, to help balance the exposure as a whole.
use this filter on my phone, but I needed a Moment phone case, and the 37mm filter mount makes the company. I could then attach my Lee Filter square filter mount, put the “grad ND” and shoot you just as I do on my DSLR. Unfortunately, the iPhone 11 Pro has just been released, and the Moment had not created a case for all this. I have the necessary accessoriess for my XS Max and as such I get the phone instead of the shot, you can see here.
It was very hard to find both in this place and travel to him, but I’m glad I did. I like the stones in the foreground and how they form leading lines to the boat. My timing was not so great, although the sun was positioned almost on top of the boat, so that it will fall almost completely in the shadows. I had to do to get a lot of exposure to the recovery in Lightroom, the last image.
It is a shame that I couldn’t shoot, the iPhone 11 Pro with every Moment of my lenses, or my professional Lee filters. They really help transform the landscape photography and are a crucial part of my professional setup when I shoot landscapes, or cars.
My stay in Balloch signaled the end of my journey. The last day was just a long journey back home, stopping off to briefly visit in the Peak District to help my mom, and rope you, you shoot the car.
A few hours ‘ drive from the Peak District, and I was home in London, tired and sore, but still satisfied with how the trip had gone.
I set out to see if a cell phone can capture camera, a trip like this, as well as my DSLR would have, and I really think that it is a scarce thing. I was seriously impressed with the images I shot with the iPhone and there were a lot of pictures, I couldn’t say whether they were taken with the phone or professional camera. This is not something, say, I would like to present to you a year ago.
I’ve Had my time, and my Lee filters and accessories with the phone, I think it’s closer to would even. I shoot my DSLR with me on the trip and also the intention of some extra shots for fun, but I found that I couldn’t just take the need it so often. I trusted the iPhone, the quality would be sufficient to have a what I wanted.
it is not true that the iPhone will completely replace my pro gear when I’m doing photo shoots for CNET, I can say with confidence that I will, in any case, the choice of only the phone awkward on my DSLR if I’m for short breaks. Instead of a complete kit bag of equipment, this small rectangular plate that fits in my pocket can do powerful
Released on Tue, 19 November 2019 14:46:00 +0000