Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thanks, Steve Jobs. You Changed Our Lives. We'll Miss You.

Steve Jobs has left the planet. But his legacy will be with us forever. My first computer was an Apple IIe back in 1983 or so. I fell in love with my first Mac and nearly every wonderful product Apple created. As I sit here typing on my Macbook Pro with my iPod playing soft Hawaiian music and my iPhone (actually my main camera) and my iPad lying next to them, I marvel at the world that Jobs and his cohorts invented.  So in the midst of my mourning, I also smile in gratitude that such a being graced our lives with his vision. And his presence. Thanks again, Steve. I hope there's lots of geeky stuff where you are - and if not, I know there will be soon. Aloha.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

iPhone Gallery: A Family Affair

The Ruderman family practices iPhoneography together. Each is artistic in his/her own right and each has a unique vision. We are lucky enough to get a sample of their wonderful submissions to Viewpoint Gallery's cell phone only photo art competition.

This shot of daughter Rachel's cat might be one of my favorite straight iPhone shots ever. Just sayin'...

And her lofi view of one of San Francisco's hilly streets and iconic cablecar is terrific.

Daughter Ann has an eye for the abstract detail in cityscapes. Form, line, color distilled down to essence in these next two iPhone art photos.

Mom Victoria presents this quirky view of snorkel gear titled with tongue in cheek "Layer Masks".

Dad David caught this moody view of Cold Rain, Quebec.

And the second place prize winner in the Viewpoint Gallery competition? David's lovely "The Phantom Bell".

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Keep shooting, apping, and sending 'em in.