An homage to my camera phone.

Ree Drummond is focusing on photos taken with a mobile phone for this week's Pioneer Woman Photography Assignment.  I was excited to read this yesterday as I have a bit of an obsession with my phone's camera and the many photography apps available on the market.  In fact, I currently have 913 photos on my phone.  Oh my!  I think it's time to do some house cleaning! 

Anyway, as I was sorting through my photos for an image to submit to today's pool, I thought it might be fun to highlight a few of my favorite iphone photos here.  Some you may have already seen, but others you have not.  I love all of them and especially adore the feeling of shooting a photo, running it through an app such as Instagram or ShakeItPhoto, and viewing the new image.  This usually concludes with me getting all giddy-like and shoving the phone in front of Dan's face to show him how amazing the image turned out.  Well, amazing in my opinion anyways.  :)
A more recent shot, taken below the Spring Garden El stop in Philadelphia.  It was captured while waiting for a very late bus (again).  And though I have a great aversion to Philly's public transit system, and remember that I was very annoyed when I shot this, something about this photo (and I think it's that soft burst of light at center) calms me in the smallest of ways. 
An absolute favorite, shot on a morning walk with Heidi.
Wild horses along the coast of Corolla, North Carolina.  They appear as if to be a mirage.

Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.  It's as if I stepped through the rabbit hole and snapped this one.  It reminds me a wonderful day with friends.
Metomkin Seafood Market, Mappsville, Virginia 
This photo was a complete surprise.  Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Another beach photo.  Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.  This reminds me that vacations go by too, too quickly.
Oh that Heidi, she's a cutie. :)
Mmm, beer on a cold winter's day.  Vargas Bar, Philadelphia.
And perhaps my all time favorite shot.  I took this on the day that we were finally able to bring Heidi home from the Humane Society after adopting her over a month before.  She was worth the wait and all the tears and fear that she might not be ours as we waited and waited for the official okay.  Here, she's sitting beside Dan, all settled in after the long ride home.  I love this photo but the look in her eyes - a pensive look filled with confusion, sadness, fear and wonder - makes me sad.  Looking at the photo of her playing in the grass (above), and her expression of absolute delight, reminds us of how far she's come.

Okay, maybe that was more than just "a few".  If you've made it this far, all the way to the end, I thank you for looking.  I hope you enjoyed them!