More photos from my iPhone 12 mini

I won’t rehash it at length because I’ve written about it many times before. I prefer any of my “good” film and digital cameras to my iPhone. But when my iPhone is the only camera on me, it does good work and lets me capture a subject I would otherwise miss.

My current iPhone is the 12 mini. Frankly, I don’t like how it extra-saturates the colors and gives an appearance of extra sharpness. I say appearance because when you zoom the images to 100% you find that the details are soft. I’m not sure how this camera manages to do that. The end result is an idealized look, a reality that doesn’t exist. Photos from my previous iPhone, the 6s, had a more natural look.

In January, while I was on my long bereavement leave, I drove down to Madison, Indiana, on the Ohio River. I drove the Michigan Road and inventoried our guide signs along the way, but then took a long walk along old Madison’s streets. This coffee house is on the main drag.

Madison Coffee & Tea Co.

In June I visited San Diego. Our company had its first ever annual industry conference on a resort island there. I also brought my Olympus OM-2n and a roll of Kodak Ektar. Photos from that roll are forthcoming.

San Diego resort

Here’s another resort island photo, this time looking out into Mission Bay.

San Diego resort

Closer to home, while on a walk around the neighborhood in early Spring I stopped to photograph the callery pear blooms.

Callery pear

On another neighborhood walk, I came upon this 1969 or 1970 Chevrolet C/10 truck. Remember when we used to call these pickups? Nobody does that anymore.

Old Chev

On New Year’s Day I got out my mom’s old record player, which is from the late 1950s or early 1960s. I have a small number of vinyl LPs that belonged to Mom and probably 100 78s that belonged to my grandparents.

Playing the 78s

In May, my longtime friend Michael drove to Indy so we could see Stryper together. They are a Christian metal band that has been making records and touring since the 1980s.


Finally, I really like this photo of the back of the Slippery Noodle Inn on the south side of Downtown Indianapolis. I was at an event next door, and stepped out onto the terrace to make this image.

On South Street

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6 responses to “More photos from my iPhone 12 mini”

  1. J P Avatar

    I love the record player! (Another obsolete term). I’m amazed it still works, as it’s probably chock full of tubes inside. And with a really brittle cord.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It has survived I don’t know how many house moved, yet it keeps on trucking.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    To someone who considers himself a San Diegan that would be Vacation Village in the middle of Mission Bay. They call it Vacation Isle now but that is not what we called it back in 1967. Remember Mission Bay is a man-made, and not natural, bay. Boated around it often and drove through it a lot when going between Pacific Beach, where I lived, to head to Ocean Beach or into Point Loma.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Indeed it was! It’s called Paradise Point now, but I did see references to Vacation Village while I was there.

  3. DougD Avatar

    Wow, I’m impressed that Stryper is still going. Wasn’t really my thing back in the day, or now for that matter. They metal-est band I ever saw was Helix, and they’re still going too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m not a huge Christian music guy, but my friend Michael is, and it was a great chance to spend some time with him and share in his very deep interest in Christian metal!

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