While the quality of the iPhone camera has gotten better with every new release, I have generally considered it a backup camera for situations when my trusted Nikon DSLR is unavailable. Last month, however, I went on a safari of sorts in my front yard with a set of macro lens attachments on my iPhone 5s made by Olloclip. Although the focal plane was very limiting, requiring the tiny critters to be about half-an-inch from the lens, I found that I was able to get unique angles that would be hard to achieve with a traditional camera.
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani campaigns in Kabul ahead of the presidential elections on Saturday, residents of the Miyakoji area of Tamura return home for the first time since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, Jean-Marc Ayrault takes over as the new prime minister of France, and more in today’s daily brief.
The annual Blossom Kite Festival, held Saturday, March 30 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was met with spring-like weather, but inconsistent winds. Thousands of people came out with their kites of all shapes, colors and sizes. Some came just to watch.