The personal blog of Sven Seebeck

Spectre

When I switched back to an iPhone a month or so ago, one of first apps that I got was Spectre and I’m glad I did

During my time on Android I of course read about Spectre when it was released, but had no way of trying it. And then, once I got it, I still had no real chance to try it, since all rivers were still frozen and I’m not that interested in photographing light-trails.

I had to wait. And today, you guessed right, was the time to give it a try.

Taking advantage of the nice weather we went to Koitelinkoski and as a side effect I could give it a spin. With the sun already high up in the sky it was very bright and the light was way too harsh to take a good landscape image, and the more I was amazed to see how well the app performed.

What suprised me the most was how well it worked even handheld. Bad light aside, an image like the above wouldn’t even be possible on my 5D handheld and I would need at least an ND-filter to get a long enough exposure.

The following was another test and it again worked just fine.

The app is really great and I’m looking forward to try it out even more in the future. And yes, before someone points it out, I also got Halide from the same developers and it is an equally great app. But that’s maybe another post.