Skyline Seating

Early iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max buyers are just days away from receiving their preorders. Good luck with that. My Galaxy S23 Ultra is a more versatile, worthy shooter. I’ve seen some of the professional reviews, where photos aren’t as impressive as what I enjoy daily. This is no fanboy talk. Go online and look for yourself.

In addition to the default 12-megapixels, photos can be captured at 50MP or 200MP; the Featured Image is the former, and, whoa, look at that detail. Both exceed Apple’s device, which zoom capability tops out at 5x. The Samsung offers 10x, which is 230mm film equivalent. Pro mode puts you in control, and the separate Expert RAW app delivers exactly what the name indicates.

I am amazed at the odd things that show up in San Diego alleys, like this desolate, discarded whicker chair alongside framed print of the New York skyline. You must zoom in to see the detail. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/200 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 1:42 p.m. PDT, today. Composed as captured. Location: Monroe Ave., between Arizona and Hamilton streets in neighborhood North Park.