Lossiemouth Landscape by iPhone 5S

Lossiemouth Landscape by iPhone 5S


This shot did rather well on Instagram last week so I was interested if it was purely down to the fact that I was viewing it on a small mobile phone screen and wondered if it would survive the greater test of a blogpost.  I exported the image to my computer levelled the horizon and cropped it to the same shape as I posted it on IG and that was it. The colour is pretty good – texture is visible in the sand ripples out to about 25m and the town is about 1.5 miles back down the beach so I wasn’t surprised that it struggled with the shadow detail in the town. All in all, it is a pretty faithful reproduction of a perfect day unfortunately we had the dog so I didn’t have the DSLR to provide a comparison shot, thought’s?


  1. Great shot Scott, as they say the best camera is the one you have with you.

  2. Looks just fine Scott.
    Have you tried ProCamera for the iPhone? It’s not an editing program it’s a camera you use instead of the phone’s built in one. Works much better in my view.

    1. Phil no I haven’t – I will research it now you have mentioned it though – cheers. Just moved to FX and trying to get my head around a much more capable camera 🙂

    1. Yes it is pretty amazing tbh sometimes it makes a better job of the exposure – the lens just cant cope with detail – much lighter to carry around

  3. It works for me. The 5S camera is so good, I think a decent ‘tog’ can afford to leave the DSLR ‘brick’ at home every now and then. My brother, just a snapper, took a shot of his new house on Sat with a blazing sunset behind it. The 5S rendered a perfect exposure with full detail in the house and the sky, despite the dynamic range being at least 4 stops, at a guess. Makes me feel a little bit foolish with all my ND grads and chunky equipment!

    1. Yes there have been many occasions the exposure is better on the phone just struggles with detail – what we need is a prime 24mm lens bolted on ha ha

  4. That’s awesome! I have a 5C as well and it does take nice photos but it’s the photographer that saw this image that makes it what it is….great!

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