in The Best Photos section of The Best Camera website is... this one.
All pix are iPhone camera only. It's great fun to watch the pix roll in from all over the world in real time. Truly amazing.
Fellow Twit (Twittee? Twitterer?) Sheila Andrade is in the The Best Photos section with this shot.
I'm still aiming to get a photo in The Best Photos section. Maybe this one?
I might be bending the rules, though. It was shot with my iPhone, but it was manipulated in Corel Paint Shop Pro. But, if I put it back on my iPhone and manipulate it some more using The Best Camera app, does it qualify? Think I'll e-mail Chase Jarvis for an opinion.
Watched it last night and, while not particularly frightening to me, it is an excellent film, with more levels than I at first suspected. Ebert enunciates in his superbly written review.
Now here is an excellent example of why it is more frightening to await something than to experience it. "The Orphanage" has every opportunity to descend into routine shock and horror, or even into the pits with the slasher pictures, but it only pulls the trigger a couple of times. The rest is all waiting, anticipating, dreading. We need the genuine jolt that comes about midway, to let us see what the movie is capable of. The rest is fear.
Hitchcock was very wise about this. In his book-length conversation with Truffaut, he used a famous example to explain the difference between surprise and suspense. If people are seated at a table and a bomb explodes, that is surprise. If they are seated at a table, and you know there's a bomb under the table attached to a ticking clock, but they continue to play cards -- that's suspense. There's a bomb under "The Orphanage" for excruciating stretches of time.
...although it appears I've killed an entire morning goofing around with a couple new iPhone apps. One, Best Camera, is a study in marketing savvy. Photographer Chase Jarvis has roped a website, aimed squarely at iPhone camera buffs, to the camera app itself. Looks like he's reeled in another one. I'm using Juxtaposer for the goofy stuff.