So the good daRque and I treated ourselves to new Samsung Note 8's late in 2017. I had heard good things about it's camera so obviously I couldn't wait to give it a test and immediately found it to be a really excellent little "camera in your pocket".
Fast forward to February 2018 and the good daRque and I embarked upon another road trip, this time we ended up at the Gold Coast and a million wonderful little places in between. I took most of my photos on the Note 8 so thought I would share the results of this phone camera with you.
Firstly yes, these pics have had post processing, but it is exactly the same post processing I would do on the shots to try to give them "my look" if they had come straight out of my Canon.
The five photographs below were taken with the Samsung Note 8.
Here's a taste of a nice bridge that caught my eye. Two very similar shots but couldn't decide on which angle I liked better.
As with all forms of photography sometimes you just get very lucky with the right subject at the right time. We took a side road for a small town called John's Creek just to buy a coke, we saw this.
This is another place I have to photograph every time I see it. This is the Breakwall area at Port Macquarie.
So in summary, the Note 8's camera absolutely rocks, handles all sorts of lighting challenges and conditions very well. Road trips are the best thing in the world since chip butties and Australia is just damn beautiful.
Below are a few more shots from the trip but these were taken with my Canon.
Sometimes you see something on a road trip that you've seen before, or in this instance even photographed before. But this old barn deserves the attention. Every time I go past it a little more has rotted away and there is less left standing. Had to grab a quick shot of her again while I was passing.
Cabarita Beach, a truly beautiful spot.
Below are some quick black and white versions of some of the shots above.