Once in a blue moon I surprise myself…
Get it? Last night was a blue moon…
I’ve always lamented having to take pictures of food. I just want to make it and chow down. My inner fat kid doesn’t like to wait for a photo shoot.
Then there’s the transfer of pics to the computer. Then editing. That is less painful than I build it up to be, but it doesn’t stop me from some serious procrastination. In short, I’m lazy and I’d rather do everything on my iPhone via Instagram.
But a new toy has come into my life and saved the day. Thanks to Verizon and the Fitfluential Ambassador program, I was given a Samsung Galaxy Camera with Verizon 4G LTE network to try. ***As always, all opinions are my own.***
I was entertained on the drive to the mountains by taking pics of my iPhone and posting them to IG from my camera… while playing with IG on my iPhone too. Simple minds, simple pleasures…
The Samsung Galaxy is basically a iPhone in camera form. It even has a preloaded Instagram app to make
over sharing stupid easy. Sharing is done quickly, directly from the camera over Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Instant gratification, for the win.
Some of you camera enthusiasts might appreciate that fact that it’s a 16 megapixel and 1080p HD video camera that features a 21x optical zoom lens. I appreciate that there are pre-set modes allowing a total novice to take decent pics – even at night. (Never fear for the camera geeks – there’s also an Expert Control mode to manually adjust shutter speed.)
Check out the blue moon last night:
The large HD LCD touch screen makes it convenient to edit photos and videos right from the camera. You can share it on any number of social networks, add it to your Dropbox, and even email it to yourself!
Mind = blown
This WIAW was a bit disorganized. Deciding to stay an extra day in the mountains meant I missed my farmer’s market run (Worth. It.). Most of this was obtained from the freezer or from a 15 min sprint 2 the local grocery chain.
Read on for my odd-ball food, and then check out Jenn’s link up for everyone else’s delicious days.
It was an egg-y morning. I made a quick omelette seasoned with cumin, cayenne, and cilantro. It was stuffed with avocado and turkey. That was followed up with a side of grapefruit.
This was my post-workout refuel. I made a Zucchini Bread Protein Smoothie , only I subbed 1.5 oz of tofu for the cottage cheese and left out the spinach (I’m all out!). I topped it with my custom granola from last week. Really, really loving it!
And a cherry on top (followed by a few more on the side).
Swordfish (surprisingly good from the freezer) with red bell pepper, zucchini, and a slice of Ezekial bread.
Another lazy man’s turkey salad. I ripped up some no salt added turkey meat from the deli and mixed it with celery, red pepper flakes, cumin, nutritional yeast, and apple cider vinegar.
I ate my Dora edamame on the side. Kid food is 100% acceptable as a single adult, no?
There was also a new gum involved. I really liked the Pomegranate flavor, and I appreciate the crew at Pur Gum sending me these samples … but I wish the flavor had lasted more than 5 mins.
Sea Bass (also surprisingly good from the freezer) with some hard-core roasted brussels and Injera (Ethiopian bread made of teff flour and water).
“Dessert” was what I was really excited for… roasted kabocha! I topped it with peanut flour sauce and more of my custom granola.
Still struggling to hit my carbs, I added a little extra yum to my Carrot Cake Protein Batter. I stirred in oats and topped it with my custom granola (again) and a cocoa powder sauce. And cherries. I’m still a little low, but it was close!
You know I’m excited about a camera when I go wandering through the park after dark to take pics of the moon. I’m a little shocked I didn’t get mugged…
Have you ever even heard of a smart camera like this? How long until cameras and phones are always one in the same?
Do you like “real” pictures or are you an iPhone photographer?