Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

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Over at Sally’s Lens and Pens blog, she showcases some marvellous photos and inspirational tips each week with a rotating theme. I don’t get a chance to participate every week anymore, but I still like to catch up with her advice and links. If you would like to check it out, here is the link

I liked the contrast on this photo, I selected, as I feel that it told a story, or is that just wishful thinking? A Black and white format seemed so appropriate. Would you agree?


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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro

With the ubiquitous phone cameras accumulating an over-abundance of photos, joining in with the Phoneography challenge, over at lensandpensbysally , is almost a given.

Here is my macro submission! Cropped but no other filter applied.

Taken with my new Galaxy S4 note

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and the original for comparison, (and cuteness) :

Hello there!

Macro photography –

revealing in its detail,

stunningly artistic in its form

and surprising in its (original) format

Join in over at Lensandpens

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Photo 101 Day Eight: Natural World Leading Lines


It seems I have loads of photos of the man made world where lines lead your eyes around the photograph but this is one of the few I can lay my hands on at the moment that comes form the natural world.  Taken at the Ginger Factory in Yandina, Australia, where the terrential summer rain was really taking hold….. Nothing like a Tropical thunderstorm to freshen up the air.

Day 8 of Photo 101 – Something for the lens to look and ponder about



The Clinic Photo Rehab #1 (Mozart)

“The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.”

The bug has hit…well it hit some time ago. The incessant need to take a camera or smartphone with you, just in case you need to take a photo. And it is always when you don’t have your camera that the BEST photo opportunity arises. It is kind of like the fish that got away, isn’t it….

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So I checked into the Clinic photo Rehab….

In Salzburg! Of course…

Here is what you do:

How to join:

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

Link up here


One Four Challenge – January ( Bellagio) – Week 1



This Challenge is not only pretty easy to do: one photo, edited four different ways, but it is also pretty easy to learn many things, from good photographers, along the way.

Week 1 – cropped and lightened the image.  Straightened and cropped somewhat. This is a photo I could really get my teeth into editing.

Edited, straightened and shadows adjusted
Edited, straightened and shadows adjusted

That’s a bit better!!!! But I have lost a bit of the peephole effect.

Photograph taken with an aging Canon Power Shot, and adjusted via a Nexus 4 editing software – July 2014

Join in with the One Four Challenge and see more entries on Robyn’s blog

I’d very much appreciate your thoughts or feedback. I would really like the photo to highlight the patterns in the mountains, and keep the peephole effect.

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