My old flag light died, so I replaced it with a new LED one. Should be more reliable and efficient than the old halogen one. It’s controlled by a sensor to turn on at dusk, and off at dawn. #dejus365 🇺🇸

Lit flag at dusk

Flag light

I recently replaced the halogen bulb in my flag light with a high-power LED bulb, which works really well, and should last much longer. #dejus365

It’s election day in the US: if you haven’t already, go vote!

(I voted a couple of weeks ago; yay for Oregon’s vote-by-mail!)

Comparing iPhone cameras

Since I recently got my new iPhone XS Max, and still have the old iPhone X (until I send it back, as part of Apple’s iPhone Upgrade program), I thought I’d compare the cameras, to see for myself the wider angle and better color handling of the new model.

Here’s a shot from the iPhone X:

And much the same shot with the iPhone XS Max; not too much different, though the sky gradient is more smooth:

Another example, from the X:

And the XS Max; the wider angle is more clear, and the darker areas (e.g. leaves) are more visible:

Testing facing into the sun on the X, with lots of lens flare:

On the Max, still with lens flare, but more detail is visible:

Lastly, another shot into the sun on the X:

And Max; again a wider angle, and more detail (e.g. in the shadows behind the tree), including a less blown-out sun:

It’s great how Apple continues to improve the cameras each year.