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March 29, 2015 / Aware of the Void

Every One a Keeper – Goodbye iPhone 5

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In April 2013 I got a new toy to play with. The iPhone 5 has pretty much been constantly by my side every day since. I have a compulsion to take pictures and looking back through the archive I can only suggest that the theme is my daily life. Since I got the phone I have taken about 17000 photos and every one is a keeper or at least I have kept everyone. The quality varies massively and the subject matter is often dubious and there are far too many selfies. Sometimes I am very heavy handed with my edits but I took a view years ago that if i snap it with my phone it’s fair game for manipulation.

My iPhone 5 has now been retired and I really wanted to give it a bit of a send off. I looked in the archive and tried my best to whittle my selection to what is posted here, it made sense to exclude the recent India trip from this post as there is still about 2000 photos that are waiting on the first viewing since November 2014.

Some of these photos have a appeared on my flickr stream or Instagram, a lot make it to Facebook and a chunk of them form part of the visual diary I have been keeping for years. These snapshots represent my life, loves,  tourism, adventure, friendship and occasionally what I’m having for dinner.

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  1. Nivetha / Mar 29 2015 12:25 pm

    That was a lot of photos 😉

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 29 2015 2:08 pm

      2% of what i could have posted 😛 your face appeared a few times.

      • Nivetha / Apr 1 2015 5:02 pm

        yes I noticed 🙂

      • Aware of the Void / Apr 1 2015 8:28 pm

        😀

  2. Moni / Mar 29 2015 1:52 pm

    That was really enjoyable! Also: seagulls!!

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 29 2015 2:10 pm

      Thanks – way too many shots in the post but I don’t do it often. The seagulls are great – it’s at a fishing port near us and I took this just as the markets were dumping the remnants of the days sales.

      • Moni / Mar 29 2015 2:20 pm

        Yes, I remember them from our film swap a few years ago. Great shot!

      • Aware of the Void / Mar 29 2015 2:33 pm

        Ah yes of course!

  3. hahnro / Mar 29 2015 3:39 pm

    My scroll wheel is sore.. thanks for all the content! 🙂

  4. Jim Grey / Mar 29 2015 8:34 pm

    You’ve done good work with your 5!

    I got mine on the day it was released, and it immediately became my most-often-used camera. It does remarkably good work. Sometimes even better work than my beloved Canon S95.

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 30 2015 7:25 am

      Thanks Jim, I think it kind of proves that if you try something often enough that you can get better at it. The iPhone more or less replaced my D90 and the other cameras I carry are all film so sometimes it’s nice to have the digital option in my pocket.

  5. Ramakrishna Vydyula / Mar 30 2015 9:55 am

    Awesome work Brendan.. 🙂 Have you upgraded to iPhone6 or dont we get to see iphonography any more? 😉

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 30 2015 1:30 pm

      Yeah Rama, there was about 5 minutes of down time while I transferred the sim card across – full service was quickly restored.

  6. iggytwin / Mar 30 2015 1:35 pm

    enjoyed looking at the photos –
    it’s kinda cool to see the sorts of things others take in their day to day life
    i dnt know the people, or the faces or a lot of the places but still. nicely spent 5 minutes. 🙂

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 30 2015 1:43 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment iggytwin. Some of them would be very personal and would have little meaning to most people that see them so it was nice to read your comment.

  7. Olen / Mar 30 2015 8:24 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to put together this retrospective from your now retired phone. I enjoyed scrolling through these as they are all very good. I liked the occasional shots of film canisters and it was nice to see a Paterson tank, which is my favorite kind.

    • Aware of the Void / Mar 31 2015 4:31 pm

      Thanks for stopping by…if you have not been here before hang around there is loads more Paterson tanks and film canisters normally.

  8. Carissa / Apr 1 2015 2:09 pm

    Wow, that was amazing! What an eye you have developed!

  9. brittneydanielle / Apr 6 2015 2:26 pm

    Out of curiosity, here is that horse and rider statue?

    • Aware of the Void / Apr 6 2015 2:27 pm

      It’s on the road towards Co. Sligo it over looks lough keel,

      • brittneydanielle / Apr 6 2015 2:34 pm

        Thanks! I’ve been running across some interesting horse related statues lately. This particular one caught my eye. You have a very nice shot of it.

      • Aware of the Void / Apr 6 2015 2:38 pm

        Sorry Brittney, reading your last comment I had assumed you were in Ireland – looking at your wonderful site clearly I’m wrong. It’s towards the west coast of Ireland and overlooks the plains where a famous battle was fought 500 years ago.

        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Curlew_Pass

  10. Funbi / Jul 29 2016 1:43 am

    This is awesome.
    Captured my curiosity (and I’m not usually that curious).
    Got here through your How To Rescue A Film Lead post.
    Thank you.

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