Seems like we went from 50 degrees and jackets to 80 degrees and shorts
overnight. No matter, it was a welcome relief so off to
Chanticleer Gardens we went with cameras in hand.
Chanticleer is in Wayne PA in suburban Philadelphia just a 1-1/4 hour drive from home. Pretty easy to get to.
Our prime mission was to simply get outside for a few hours and take
some pictures. In a few short weeks, we’ll be headed to Europe so
we also wanted to test drive capturing images WITHOUT our
interchangeable lens cameras. In my case that would be an iPhone
X, a GoPro, and a 360 camera. It was only iPhone X for
Kathy. Both of us had iPhones mounted into a grip for easier
The first issue we ran into was simply being able to see what was on
our iPhone screens. The bright sun and reflections made it almost
impossible to see controls. I was using FILMic Pro for video and
a camera control app for stills. We were barely able to simply
compose an image. Half hour in, we found a shady spot to check
results and were surprised at how well exposed our images were.
Sharpness, for the most part, was spot on.