Posts Tagged ‘iphoneography’

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Patience & Pursuance

October 20, 2013

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It’s hard to start fresh when you have history. It’s hard to deceive previous experience and it’s hard to ignore open wounds. Even so, she meant more to me than anything I’ve ever known.

We were only thirteen but I’d seen more shit than most people do in theaters. I was jaded before I was even a teenager but it was all okay to her. She would ask me walk her to class even though it would make me late — and I would — because she’d do the same for me. For 7 years, she was the only person I had trusted myself to. The thought of starting from scratch seemed insurmountable, so when we went our separate ways, I kept my distance with the other girls.

Years later she came back, but not for love. It was out of trust that she came to me for help. I didn’t mind, I felt like I owed it to her: she gave me something to believe in and that feeling was more than I could ever materialize. So when I had a chance to repay her, how could I say no?

And after all, I still loved her.

Looking back, I knew it was trouble. She had moved on and I was still uneasy about how things ended. I mean, she built me up over the years and then tore me down in days. I was lost and distracting myself from reality every chance I got. But buried beneath all of my patchwork, the foundation that she laid was still there and the desire for her structure never faded.

So when she asked for help, my answer was yes.

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Half Dome

March 27, 2012

Taken with Motorola Droid X Using HDR Camera

Taken while climbing over the rockslide that occurred back in 2008 or 2009. I can’t remember the exact date that we were told but the path was definitely blocked off. We just ignored the signs and walked through anyway. Definitely worth it.

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In Anticipation of Instagram on Android: Yosemite National Park [Vintage]

March 25, 2012

Taken with Motorola Droid X Using HDR Camera

In anticipation of Instagram on Android, I present to the world: A vintage style picture from Yosemite National Park in January.

If you look in the very back, you can see part of Half Dome.

Oh, and I’m now a community manager over at DigitalTrends.com, the office is awesome and I’ll post a picture soon.

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California Coast

March 19, 2012

Taken with Motorola Droid X Using HDR Camera

I’m a little disappointed with how the clouds turned out to look so blurry on this one but I absolutely love the colors, regardless. California was a weird place, especially when it came to the landscape, but it sure made for some wicked photos. This one was taken off the side of Highway 1 somewhere in between Santa Cruz and Monetery, looking up from the beach.

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Carmel Mission Courtyard

March 19, 2012

Taken with Motorola Droid X Using HDR Camera

Another shot from the Carmel Mission during my last days in California. I would have post this one earlier, but I couldn’t decide which edit I liked better.

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Oregon Coast

March 18, 2012

Taken with Motorola Droid X using HDR Camera

This was my very first impression of Oregon as we were making the drive up from San Jose at the end of January. It was somewhere between 5 and 6 in the morning and so far on the trip we had been completely in the dark while driving on the coast. But just as the sun started to rise, a river and bridge came into view so we decided to stop for a bit and watch the sun come up.

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The Future of the Androidography Community

March 11, 2012

There’s no doubt that iPhoneography is a full-blown “thing.” There are countless blogs dedicated to the activity, endless amounts of accessories and apps like Instagram have taken it to a whole other level. I myself am considering switching to an iPhone after my contract is up with Verizon and the iPhone 5 is released. A lot of it has to do with the camera and apps, but mostly it has to deal with the overall eco-system that Apple has setup. It’s unrivaled.

So what about Androidography? or Smartphoneography in general? I don’t know. There really isn’t much of a community, though maybe the Android release of Instagram will change that. The screenshot above is kind of telling about how little activity there is out there. In the past ~5 months I’ve managed to get on page 4 of Google for “Androidography” (page 8 on Yahoo!) without much overall effort, especially in terms of optimization.

I’ve started a few blogs in the past without much luck and abandoned them fairly quickly, this one however, seems to have caught on a little, mostly in the androidography realm. I’m getting 500+ visits a month and already have ~2,000 for the month of March which is pretty cool. I’m not really sure where things will go in the future, but it would be fun if I could help to form some sort of community for Android / Smartphone -ography in general.

So, for those of you that visit, what do you think? What kind of features would a site need to really help drive the community? I think some sort of reader-submission thing is needed for sure. Who knows, though, maybe Instagram (or some other app) will launch on Android in a month or so and this blog will become completely irrelevant in the overall “scene.” Or maybe, I can make an impact…