Since there isn’t really a flash on Glass (well, there is, but in that short distance smartphone type of flash), I wanted to see how photos at night turned out. The results were as expected. Nice if you have lighting already, but not spectacular.
I tried out two features of Glass today. Well, one feature of Glass and one of Google+. I wanted to try the Vignette option on Glass. I found these sledders when I went to take some sunset photos. The sun is setting over Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus. The sledders are hidden a bit by the glare. That is the picture above. The Vignette feature adds whatever card you are seeing when you take the photo to be overlayed onto the photo. I enjoy using InstaWeather on my phone, so I used the weather card on this photo.
The picture below is a great feature of Google+ called Auto Awesome. It looks at your photo and makes suggestions how it could make it better. This one chose to add snow falling into the image.
Today, I took Glass with me for a run to try the Strava Running app. However, I forgot to take my phone with me. The Stava Running app kept time, but wasn’t updating GPS data. That was when I realized I left my phone at home. I still had some limited functions. I was able to take the photo above.
One disappointing thing. In the image, you can barely see the bridge. I was about 200 yards from it and I think it really made the scene. However, without a zoom on Glass, I didn’t realize it would not be visible. I also wanted to use the Vignette function, but without my phone, I decided to save it for another image.
Below is another image I considered for today.
For the last few years I’ve read blogs of different people starting a goal of taking and posting a photograph every for the entire year. Each year, I think this would be a good challenge for me, but it never works because I don’t carry a camera with me frequently enough. Again this year, I was considering this, when it hit me, I now have Google Glass! So, this blog is going to serve two-fold. I am going to post a photograph take #throughglass everyday for the next year. I will also use this blog to post general observations about Glass as I learn how to use it especially in my Flipped Classroom.
The photo above is of my dog Nico. There will probably be a lot of photos of him throughout the year. Even though Glass takes quick pictures, it was difficult to get him to stay still for this photograph.