Dog Photography with the iPhone 11 Pro

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Happy Thursday! Ahhh.. I couldn’t say no. I tried, I really did – then it happened. I had to have the new iPhone Pro 11. Why you may ask? Well, the easy answer is: the camera. Of course I did have a few other reasons, but let’s be honest here: I am a tech freak and proud of it it!

I really do enjoy the new camera though of the iPhone. The number one reason for me to upgrading a phone usually is exactly that: taking good photos. As I love to take snaps of everything, all the time – it only makes sense to have a good camera on hand in your phone rather than carrying around another, large and heavy one.

The iPhone 11 pro has 3 cameras at the back, and one at the front. The three cameras make it easier to shooting lighter photos in a dark environment. It also includes a wide angle lens now, which is super practical when trying to get more background into a photo. Or, when photographing your dog’s head and making it look like there is no body behind it! Ha – check out the below photo! How cute does Luna look here?

This below photo is also taken with the wide lens.

Another improvement is the sharpness of the images. You can go quite close to an object and have the same sharpness you would expect from a good camera (maybe not a pro pro camera, but a good one!). Also, you now have the option to edit your photos right after taking a picture. With the iPhone 11 pro, I can edit the exposure, the brilliance, the highlights, shadows, contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, warmth, tint, sharpness, definition, noise reduction, or add a vignette! With all these new features for photo editing, there is almost no more need for fancy filters (even though you do find a range of filters in the app itself). Personally, I still stick to adobe photoshop lightroom and some of the filters I use there that I only have to slightly edit. Yet, I have tried all features of the photos app and with some practice, I can almost achieve the same results!

What do you think of the new iPhone 11 Pro camera? Anyone else that has tested and tried it these days already?

2019-08-21

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Good morning! Today is another fully scheduled day with meetings, a lunch, and another afternoon of the conference (I thought it was yesterday but no, it’s today! ugh.) The change of plans – or better say: me not knowing better – kind of swirled my agenda around a bit. I ended up working a bit longer yesterday to not stress too much today. Though I still do need to get quite a bit done!

Also, my parents came to Zurich again last week Thursday! Now I get to spend my lunches not only with Zaphira, but also have Elli (my mom’s Italian Greyhound) visiting me everyday. Even though both pups love each other, they are also equally jealous and always start crying super loud when they see each other. Especially Elli really has some loud squeaking going on haha!

Enjoying the Sunshine

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What a lovely day it was yesterday! I was able to work from home as the rest of the team is out of office. It also allowed me to go out with my love and our two fur-babies and enjoy the sun at around noon. Yesterday was such an amazing weather; I really cannot get over it. Today is rather cloudy and a few drops of rain are supposed to hit down on us. Otherwise not all too much happened – a regular work day, I guess. We will have a friend over tonight for BBQ so I am looking forward to that.

I also started going to the gym again. Really not the biggest fan haha :) I guess I need to get into my routine again. But then again, it surely is healthy and allows me to calm down after a full day of stress. Or even get more energy when working out before the day starts at the office (though let’s be honest; I am not a morning person whatsoever!).

ps. sorry for the photo quality – I only had my iPhone with me and had to brighten up the photos for you to see anything :)

my two loves <3

Taking out the Bicycle

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Happy Sunday! Our morning wasn’t all too exciting or bright; in fact, we cleaned the apartment. Once Fridolin (the third dog) was picked up, we had a little breakfast (such a good oat meal for me!) and got our bikes ready. Finally! I haven’t been on the bike in way too long and I was excited as a kid. Especially, because I bought a basket for Zaphira to sit in. She wasn’t all too happy about it in the beginning but did calm down and even lie down whilst I was driving towards the end. I ordered this KlickFix Doggy Basket online and I can say: it was worth the money!

Zaphira is doing pretty well again. If it was for her, she would be chasing the ball again at full speed. But because we didn’t want to overdo it yet, the bikes seemed a perfect idea. This way I allowed her some light jogging next to me driving and in between put her in the basket to rest.

Next, I want to try and bike to the city for work during the week when the weather is good. It would be a refreshing change to our routine and surely a healthier option than taking the train everyday. I checked out google maps and it told me I would be riding about 40-45 minutes. That should be do-able.

Now, for the rest of our Sunday we are more likely going to chill. Samuel is training is golf swings, I need to prepare some content and work on an email or two, the dogs will get another walk later and I am thinking about what dinner we could have tonight.

here you see the basket on the back of the bike – though Zaphira isn’t in it on this picture

She is alive!

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We have our little monkey back at home! As imagined, of course, all went well. I’ll be honest though: I was such a cry-baby at the vet. Poor Zaphira – I probably did not make it easier for her. She fell asleep in my arms though and then was taken to surgery. The surgery went really fast. We also decided to only take the right dew claw away, as that is the one that is causing her so much troubles and there is no need to take out the other one.

When picking her up she seemed semi awake. How wrong I was! She has been sleeping all of yesterday and only got up on the early evening when we served her favourite dinner. Of course ;).

Also we have Fridolin here until Sunday so that is a nice change. Zaphira seems much more active again this morning so I think we can walk for a bit longer with the dogs today. Unfortunately it is supposed to rain so let’s see how the weather will continue and what we will be doing. We certainly have no real plans for the weekend except for chilling a bit and (ugh) I really need to clean the apartment again!