Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street



Mobile photography has really taken off into the stratosphere. Amateur photographers now rely on the phone camera to take all their photos, and  “fix” the more obvious photographic mistakes, making  a more professional -looking end product. The phone is portable and lightweight and always readily accessible.  Sadly, my expensive DSLR sits forlorn on the shelves – a victim of lack of portability and versatility, relegated such as it is, to occasional outings to scenic destinations. A bit like an old relative one visits every few months, more out of duty than desire. I do wonder where/how this will evolve in a decade or so.


The image was taken with Galaxy S4 note – framed, tuned and sharpened in Picasa (desktop). I was in two minds whether the image should be warmed slightly, but decided I like the colder grey tones of the bridge and pavement.

What do you think?

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The schedule changes each week and is as follows:

1st Monday: Nature.

2nd Monday: Macro.

3rd Monday: Black and White.

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

Other entries worth checking out:

Something to Ponder About


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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12 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street

  1. Nicely captured night photography–bright lights help give colors and details. My DSLR has not gotten as much attention lately. It’s been a few weeks since I last used it. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. Angeline M says:

    Nice nightscape! I like it as is. My DSLR also sits on the shelf. I keep thinking I must take it out and take it on a photo shoot…but just haven’t had the time of late.

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  4. ledrakenoir says:

    Inspiring… 🙂


  5. I really like the photo, Amanda. I was the same way with my cameras for a long time–using my phone exclusively and never even figuring out how to use my Nikon. What I’ve begun using it for it taking pictures with the telephoto that I wouldn’t be able to get with my phone, this one, for instance: It IS a pain to carry around and I haven’t looked for anything to do so more effectively, but I’ve carried it a number places and been rewarded for the effort with some lovely shots. The combination of both phone camera and Nikon is tough to beat.



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