Things I’ve Seen: Through My iPhone

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art, Black and White, Monochrome

Fog and Pier


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Umbrellas, Santa Monica


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Blue Hour, Transamerica


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Aerial, San Francisco


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.”

~ Mark Riboud


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,



iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Welcome the Whale


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art, Black and White, Monochrome

Morning Masts


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art, Japan

Tokyo Movie Posters


“Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.”

~ Dara McGrath


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Mourning Dove and Tree, Oahu


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Cliffside, Santa Monica


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Ramen Stall, Kyoto


iPhone, Photography, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Art,

Sea Foam and Fence


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  1. Those photograph taken through your iphone are better than my DSLR. I’m reblogging this on

  2. All the photographs are wonderful compositions. I think cell phone photographs stand a bit more because one is naked of the big sensors and luminous lenses; you are alone with your personal skills and your personal way to view the world, I feel them in the same way I feel the skill of a Japanese archer sending the arrow to the target from a horse in movement. I love specially the aerial countryside. Thank you, Jane. n_n

    • Hi Francis, I apologize for not replying to your insightful comment. I am pleased you enjoyed these and I think cell phones are a great addition to a camera arsenal. Thanks so much for your encouragement- much appreciated. 🙂

  3. Wow, what you can do with a phone camera is astounding, Jane. Really enjoyed meandering through your incredible gallery here. I pressed myself to pick out my favorite, and it was the mourning dove from the underside of the Oahu tree. Exquisite. Runner-up was the little girl on the play structure. And I always love your Bay Area shots, because you find unique angles.

    • Hi Jet, Thank you so much. I am amazed at times that my phone shots often rise to the top of my favorites. Happy you enjoyed the Oahu shot…it was such a beautiful moment under that tree with the dove. And, that little girl is my granddaughter — extra pleased you enjoyed that one! 💞 I really appreciate your reaction to these. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Beautiful shots, Jane. I’m always amazed at the quality of the Smartphones. But I’m wondering when you’re going to try the Google Pixel 3 camera?? My husband loves it. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Patti. Some of my favorite shots are with my phone. I smiled when I read your comment…sounds like a Google ad. 😁 I suppose I’m an Apple loyalist at this point but it sure gets great reviews! Happy holidays to you and yours!

  5. A great offering of images! I almost always have my phone along with me and have gotten some really nice images that way.

  6. Hi Jane! Hope you’re well. Loved your quotes and those pops of colour. Photographs are great to re-live a moment or memory. Your phone has captured some incredible moments! 🙂

  7. There are some womderful records here, Jane. The Santa Monica umbrellas, with all those tracks in the sand, and the Santa Monica reflection are very appealing to me. I love the Tokyo movie poster and the ramen stall, too. Phones just have a different way of seeing the world, and they can surprise us sometimes.

  8. What are all these colours on the aerial photo from San Francisco?

  9. Lots of favorites on this one Jane so I’ll just say beautifully done. (OK , must say esp loved your little one💕💕)

  10. What intriguing photos. They’re all lovely.

  11. Love them all, particularly Aerial, San Francisco. What a cool view.

  12. Oh my, what an eye! stunning as always.

  13. Such fun seeing through your eyes! Thank you.

  14. Great managery of pics… love love love

  15. Wonderful pictures again. I love the umbrellas floating just above the horizon. Oh, and now I crave a bowl of ramen too 🙂

  16. Well there’s such a lot to like here! The first shot, peering into the Fog & Pier, gives the impression those folks are on a movie set, walking toward a painted backdrop, very nice! The salt ponds’ in Aerial, S.F. make such a neat artist’s palette, with terrific curves, too. And my favorite is the Tokyo movie posters, which were probably a bit garish back in the day, but now begin to look very cool, as they tatter and fade, like those old church frescoes on flaking plaster.

  17. I keep on repeating myself – you have a good eye for the unusual.

  18. Your first two photos really capture my attention. Your B&W is superb, as usual, and the umbrellas give me a chuckle.
    Happy Monday.

  19. Interesting that you call the picture “Umbrellas” when the many tracks in the sand fill so much more of the frame.

  20. Who needs more than an iPhone? Those are great.

  21. hi jane i like all your pictures again, but especially the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th and the 11th.
    thank you for introducing us.
    greetings robert

  22. Great images Jane, love the first one with the fog rolling in over the Golden Gate.

  23. These are beautiful Jane 🙂 Your images prove that the best camera is the one you have with you, and it’s not the camera that produces images it’s the photographers eye. Brilliant work.

  24. Wow, these are iPhone photos Jane? Amazing and beautiful! ❤️

  25. Neat captures, Jane. What are we looking at in the Aerial of SF? They almost look like tailing ponds, but that doesn’t sound like a CA thing.

  26. These iPhone images prove the point that “It ain’t th wand, it’s the magician.”These are up to your usual intensity and technical quality. I have not got an iPhone but I am using smaller mirrorless cameras and they all provide a big enough file for my purposes. Again, I love your work.

    • Thank you so much, Bruce, and I love that saying.. 🙂 Many of my iPhone images float to the top as favorites probably because I seem to rely on it more and more. I do love my mirrorless– glad you do, too. They are great and so lightweight. Your response to my posts is greatly appreciated.

  27. Excellent, such great variety, Favourite? ‘Morning Masts’

  28. For all the years I have been involved in producing images and for all the gear I have owned in my 75 years to do just that it continues to amaze me how far photography has advanced in such a device as a phone. The images are beautiful Jane and it once again proves that it is not the camera that makes an image into an incredible story, it is the photographer.

    • Hi Elliot- I am endlessly amazed at the advances in technology, but I so appreciate your comment that there’s more to it than just the camera. Thank you for your appreciation and it’s great to hear from you. Hope you are doing well!

  29. I’m happy to see you are making the most of the capabilities of your phone, Jane. Well done!

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