pumpkin patch day

Posted by on October 10, 2009 in photograph | 8 comments

Today Winston and I went to Summers Past Farms for Pumpkin Patch Day. The pumpkin field is small, but there were still lots of pumpkins to choose from. I picked this pretty Cinderella pumpkin right off the vine.

I have been using my iPhone camera more than my Nikon lately, and I've got a couple favorite camera apps that really make a difference. For taking pictures I like Darkroom Premium. It waits until you're holding your phone steady to snap the shutter, so pictures come out nice and crisp. The photo above has no other effects, it's straight out of the camera. All the editing programs are fun too. Tiltshift Generator is a current favorite. Look, mini pumpkins!


And the Best Camera app is pretty great too. It has all sorts of fun filters you can apply and stack and re-order for different effects. It would be nice if they added the ability to adjust the intensity of the features, but maybe they'll add that eventually. After the pumpkin patch we went to a beekeeper meetup in Balboa Park, and I took a picture of this tree:


I used the Jewel, Candy, Vignette, and Frame filters. Not bad for a 3 megapixel camera and a $2.99 app, right? There are lots of good, free apps too. I wrote about a few just the other day, if you're interested. 

Now that I see my pictures big on my computer screen, I feel like I had a pretty productive and successful photography day, if I do say so myself.


  1. Agreed!

  2. I love your tree photograph. Just beautiful! I grew those Cinderella pumpkins one year…they are lovely pumpkins, for sure.

  3. The tree photograph is fantastic! I think it needs to be framed and hung somewhere. Just lovely. You and your iPhone! Send me on your Nikon.

  4. I agree — I would gladly hang that tree photograph in my home! Would you consider enlarging and selling in your Etsy? =]

  5. Aww, thanks! That is so nice of you to say so. I was thinking that I wanted to get the tree photo printed for myself, if nothing else. I don't think I will be able to print the iphone photos very large because the resolution just isn't high enough, but you have given me an idea for a little project. I will post about it soon! So double thanks!

  6. Thanks! I just love all the interesting pumpkin varieties. Maybe I will try saving some seeds from this one to plant next year. Did yours grow well?

  7. :o) Thanks! I'm going to print it and see how it looks.
    Ha ha ha, not a chance, I'm not quite ready to give up my sweet little Nikon :o)

  8. Thanks for the great tip. I’ve been playing with Camera Zoom for Zoom, iTimerCam for timer, and CameraBag for fun effects. And, I can heartily say that I’ve never gotten ANYTHING like to what you’ve gotten. I’ll have to check out that app for sure.

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