Sailabration ships sail the internet through smart phone cameras

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The days of art school assignments fulfilled by lugging bulky, metal-bodies cameras with manual focus and no optical zoom are behind us. Even though many of us loved every minute of it, and secretly, the smell of Kodak developer, the convenience of having an iPhone 4 in your pocket is invaluable. Better still is the gratification of sharing those photos immediately around the web.

Last year on MSNBC’s Rock Center, Annie Leibovitz said that the iPhone 4s was the “snapshot camera of today.” And while not every smartphone has an 8 megapixel resolution like the iPhone 4S, most provide an instant, and very accessible, camera for when the moment strikes. Using basic composition skills and remembering the tips from Robert Hamilton, the Sun’s director of photography, the following Sailabration photos were shot on an iPhone 4 with the Camera+ app and clarity filter between 5:30 and 10:00 p.m. on June 14, 2012.

Have you taken your own Sailabration photos? Be sure to share them with the Baltimore Sun.

Pictures: Sailabration ships cruise in from Norfolk
Steve Kilar, Baltimore Sun

Tuesday morning, shortly before 9, a half-dozen tall ships from around the world set off from Town Point Park in Norfolk for the roughly 24-hour sail to Baltimore.

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