Spring Break Geocaching On Way To Florida

I drove south to the Sunshine State over spring break to visit my family and during my travels I took a little time to geocache so I could earn the state badge.  There were some interesting finds along the way.  My favorite was the tower.  Dana and I hit one ‘did not find’ cache in NC.  We spent 40 minutes on that little bear and surely looked like a couple of fools on the ground.  What made it fun was laughing at ourselves and each other for being so determined and coming up unable to log the find.  Some of the GPS coordinates had us going in circles. What’s up with that geocachers of America?

Fisheye and Macro Lenses for iPhones

I attended a session at a technology conference last year that was given by Bea Leiderman from Goochland County Schools.  She experimented with Ollo Lenses for her iPhone which lead her to write a couple of ebooks on insects.  Photography has always been of interest to me so I decided to give it try.  These are my fisheye examples. Click on them to see the raw image in full size view.

This is an example of my macro.

macro lens – gumball

Although I was excited about my pictures, I felt the quality could be much better. I researched lenses and learned that iPro leads the industry for having the best quality lens.  They use a German made lens which explains it.  Following in second place is the Ollo brand lens.  I went back to Bea Leiderman’s website to find out what she used for her ebook photos because the quality of her macros was amazing.  She used the Ollo lens for its affordability compared to the iPro.  The brand I bought without really knowing about quality at the time was something generic by CamKix.

Anyone interested in photography using their iPhones should really consider quality, then price.  Take a look at Bea’s close-up pictures and compare them to mine if you want to see the difference for yourself.