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Tim Cook Shares Colorful 'Shot on iPhone' Photos From Hindu Festival of Holi

Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning tweeted a series of images that celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, which began on March 1 and ended today, March 2.


Cook shared three images from the India-based festival, taken by photographers Prashanth Viswanathan, Amit Mehra, and Ashish Parmar. Cook noted that each image was shot on the iPhone X.


Each image depicts people participating in Holi's colorful festivities, which mark the end of winter and beginning of spring. The festival is largely celebrated within India, but events expand beyond India into the United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, and more.


Two of the images use Portrait Lighting on the iPhone X, a feature that provides several unique lighting effects as a way to emphasize part of an image. Both of the pictures from the Holi festivities use the "Stage Light" effect, which spotlights a subject against a dark background.

Check out Cook's tweet to see all of the pictures shared from Holi.



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15 weeks ago
This portrait lighting stage light mode is ridiculous. It simply looks like a heavy-handed vignette executed by a novice photoshopper.
Rating: 33 Votes
15 weeks ago
Here's some images of the holy Indian festival, featuring closeups of two white people having a grand time
Rating: 18 Votes
15 weeks ago
Tim doesn't give a flying fadoo about a festival in India, he's just sucking up to the India government officials...
Rating: 17 Votes
15 weeks ago
Now I know what this day that bizarrely shows up on my US calendar is. Maybe this is Cook’s way of legitimizing this bizarre decision to include days that aren’t in fact US holidays.
Rating: 16 Votes
15 weeks ago
and heavily edited in Lightroom......
Rating: 12 Votes
15 weeks ago
that terrible photoshop cutout effect around the top of the first image tho... I mean if thats people's idea of taste... *shrug*
Rating: 12 Votes
15 weeks ago
I really like that photograph. Actually not cutting on him or being snarky, --but I think this is one of the best photos of Tim Cook I've seen. Even though he's very covered up in pigment, shades, turban, it seems more revealing of Tim himself than all the other rather boring corporate-candid photos we see.
Rating: 11 Votes
15 weeks ago

The iPhone X is the best camera I've ever used in low light. I have no android experience however.


Pixel 2 beats it. I've used both and ended up keeping the Pixel. It's even more amazing considering it has one lens compared to the X's two, all thanks to the software. You hear that Apple? It's the software that counts. Something you've been lacking in lately.
Rating: 10 Votes
15 weeks ago

Pixel 2 beats it. I've used both and ended up keeping the Pixel. It's even more amazing considering it has one lens compared to the X's two, all thanks to the software. You hear that Apple? It's the software that counts. Something you've been lacking in lately.


Absolutely agree. Switched to the Pixel 2 last December, also love the free unlimited storage for full sized photos and 4k videos! I've always wondered what Apple is doing with their huge datacenters. Seems nothing that would benefit it's users.
Rating: 7 Votes
15 weeks ago
The iPhone X is the best camera I've ever used in low light. I have no android experience however.
Rating: 7 Votes

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