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We were sitting in the ante-natal ward, waiting on this fella deciding when he would put in an appearance.

It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you. This was taken with the camera on my iPhone. The iPhone camera is pretty poor, even when compared to that of other mobile phones, but there’s an application available (Camerabag) which processes the images to simulate various other cameras. While the results are often a bit gimmicky, it can mask some of the shortcomings of the camera.

In this case, the processing is meant to mimic a camera known for its soft and squishy plastic lens, single shutter speed and frequent light leaks. That masks the shortcomings of the phone’s camera. (In the past I’ve toyed with the idea of picking up a Holga, but since Lomo hit they’ve become silly-expensive. It’s a gap in my collection of interesting, obscure and/or obsolete cameras, and one I’m unlikely to fill.)