1280 x 960
I'll never understand why some people think camera phones are a bad idea, or why you wouldn't want one if you have the means. Because I don't know about you, but I don't generally carry a phone around with me, but occasionally you happen upon a "Kodak Moment" that just begs to be captured. Like the time last month when my buddy Cliff did the Beer Tour at the Upstream, which because he strangely drank the 4 oz beers like shots -- read: very quickly -- left him staggeringly drunk. I didn't have my camera with me, but I did have my phone, and therefore I was able to get this photo:
And this one too:
Anyway, last night, we were at The Homy Inn. I got there right from work, about 5:30, and there I stayed until just after midnight. Six and a half hours, people. Not a record, certainly, not even a personal one, but a long time nonetheless. After starting the night with a bottle of Bud Light, we quickly moved on to pitchers, because with 15 of us, its so much cheaper that way. Thoughout the course of the evening, me and Rob had an impromptu three-round drinking contest. I won the first round, but I had significantly less beer in my glass than him. An hour later, the mood struck again and suddenly and with no warning, Round Two commenced. This time, he had significantly less beer than me, and he won handily. Towards the end of the night, it came time to settle the score. We topped off our glasses using the very best in scientific methods -- physically moving your head to table level in order to best inspect the level evenness from the proper height -- and with the playing field level, it was on. And of course, I won.
Sgt Peffers Pizza was ordered, and as always, was greasy as all hell and delicious as sin. Good times. Later, when that was no longer around to sate our appetite, it was time for 95-cent roasted peanuts, served in dog dishes. While we were making peanut-shell mounds out of the discard pile, Cliff cracked one open and discovered this -- a three-peanut shell, the first time any of us has ever laid eyes on such a magnificent specimen of natural vegetation. And thanks to my trusty camera phone, I can share it with you now:
See, that's why camera phones kick ass. Even my last one, which was not even a full megapixel at just 640x480, was handy, although you couldn't exactly print out the photographs. My current one is 1.3 megapixels, which is 1280x960 (I resized them to more palatable 500x375 for publishing here, of course). That's big enough to get a 3.5x4.5 print at a full 300 DPI, which for you non-designers is full high resolution. Not too shabby. So now if my regular camera isn't with me, and I need to take a picture, I can do so without sacrificing much in quality provided its just a fun capture-the-moment like picture such as those above. Plus it has a flash, handy for pictures in bars!
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