iPhoneography – Sometimes The Best Camera Is A Phone
Old and Abandoned Trains on A New Jersey Trail
Old Train Car 1 by Richard Lewis 2015
Old Baggage Car 1 by Richard Lewis 2015
Overgrown Train Car by Richard Lewis 2015
The bicycle is as big a part of my life as my camera and hiking boots, but when one rides a bike, it is good to travel light. The bicycles that I ride don’t have a lot of room for cargo. This provides a challenge for me as a photographer when cycling. Since the world around me never ceases to provide interesting images and I never cease being a photographer, I have often found myself in a very photogenic situation without my regular camera and lenses.
iPhoneography, or smart phone photography has been the solution to that predicament. As the cameras on mobile phones improve along with the sophistication of the photo processing apps, tucking a camera in your pocket is not much of a compromise anymore. It is simply a change of photographic vision.
Recently we rode down a New Jersey rail trail (train tracks converted to a bicycle/walking trail) on our bikes and discovered some old train cars. Even though I could probably come back and walk to the location with my regular camera gear, I think these iPhoneography images say what I want to say about these old and abandoned trains.