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This week Ellie and I went on her preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch. The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish is an annual tradition for her preschool.
We always love going, but on Thursday it was wet wet wet. We have been so lucky with many days of little to no rain this Fall, but the day before our visit to The Farm it started pouring … of course. The rain gear came out, we actually ended up buying new rain boots as last year’s model did not fit, and I started considering my camera options. I was worried about bringing my nice camera because it’s not weatherproof.
To give you an idea of what we were dealing with, here’s an awesome shot my friend Alyssa took that day. Photo credit: @quidnuncalyssa
My new Moto X smartphone is built to be water resistant. I mean, I wouldn’t recommend immersing it by any means, but knowing there was resistance made me feel a little better taking rainy field trip pics. And let’s be honest, it rains a lot here this time of year.
The Farm is just an awesome spot with petting zoo, hay maze, hay ride to the pumpkin field and more. Thankfully several of their activities are under cover.
Running around the hay barn.
Ellie as tractor driver.
Ellie picks a pumpkin in the mud.
And the sun comes out for our puddle jumpers!
Regardless of the mud, I highly recommend a trip to The Farm in Snohomish. Ronin was so jealous he didn’t get to join us this year, we tried going back this weekend. But it poured rain even harder and we ended up turning around. Such a bummer. Maybe we’ll try again this weekend.
I’ve been an iPhone user (and lover) for a long time, so recently trying out Android has been quite an experience. I’m still figuring out a lot, but I do admit it’s growing on me, mainly because of this particular phone. I love many of the Moto X features, especially the beautiful OLED screen, big size, and unique notifications system.
On the flip side, there is so much to learn with Android, and that many options to discover takes time. It almost feels like too many choices, like it’s too open ended. But as I get more comfortable with the operating system that feeling will probably change. I’m definitely giving it a chance. John is a big Android fan, so in the meantime, I’ve been fighting off his attempts to steal my phone.
Haha, paws off buddy!
For photography, there are tons Android camera apps and settings to learn, and even though I’m a beginner, I think I got some pretty cute shots at the pumpkin patch.
Photos on-the-go are something I am very much into. For blogging, I’ve really been trying to enhance my photo quality, and for my personal social media … the grandparents need to stay up-to-date somehow!
I do a lot of smartphone photo editing, so I’ve been researching and trying out several photo apps. And there’s many more to go. Right now I’m using Camera360 and I just found PicsArt, which is enabling me to play around with photo in photo, drawing on photos, and adding text and graphics. So far that’s one of my favorites.
For some other smartphone photography tips, check out Fall Photography Ideas, Tips and Tricks from the Pros.