When I got back home, I realized that I was not content to just use the iPhone/iPad apps for processing photographs. After processing this shot through various iPad apps, I took it into Photoshop and ran it through Topaz Clarity and their new ReStyle plug-in.
I have been reflecting on where the iPhone fits within my photographic journey. It is perfect for photographing grandchildren; you don't have the shutter lag time that you do with a point and shoot. It's also great for when I am on my bicycle and in situations where the DSLR might seem obtrusive. However, I have to say that for me it is not adequate for tapping into my creative needs. Apps can give you jazzy results but it is like the App is in control. Having said that, I recently saw a book of fantastic abstracts done solely with the iPhone and Snapseed. Knowing how Snapseed works, I might need to revise my position.