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Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Black and White

Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Black and White

My entry this Monday’s for lensandpensbysally  weekly Phoneography  challenge -‘Black and White’. Below you will see the original photo.

The black and white makes it look historic, something from a bygone era, but this of course, depends entirely on the subject matter. Don’t you think? Something to ponder about.

phonechallenge20janPhoneography Badge, 2013

Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Phoneography Challenges at Lens and Pens by Sally:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black and White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

Related:

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Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Nature

My entry this Monday’s for lensandpensbysally‘s Phoneography Nature challenge tried to incorporate the different planes mentioned in Sally’s tips.

A landscape, for example, can be so vast as to cause emotional overload. My approach is to break it down into planes: to see the scene as layers that need to be assessed. This point of view can be summarized as: featured plane (reflection as focal point), horizon (where pond meets the landscape), mid-ground (spectrum of light), foreground (trees as backdrop), cloud and skyline (top and through trees). Nature photographers usually include at least five planes, sometimes six. Of course, this suggestion can change with the complexity or simplicity of the composition. Photography is not about rules; it’s about our individual vision. But with experimentation and practice it also becomes full of instinctual and subconscious choices.”

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If you wish to join in, here is the weekly schedule. Find out more at Lensandpensbysally

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black and White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

Phoneography Badge, 2013

Something to ponder about in other entries:
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Phoneography challenge – Week 5 Challenger’s choice – street photography

Phoneography challenge - Week 5 Challenger's choice - street photography

Historic arcade, Brisbane Australia:

A heritage listed arcade with up market shops, built in  1924, that even has its own bomb shelter, in the basement, no longer used as such. This was the subject for my challenger’s choice photograph for this week’s challenge. To join in with your phone’s best photos, see below:

Since the deaths of owner, James Mayne in 1939, and Mary Mayne in 1940, Brisbane Arcade has been operated by a board of trustees acting on behalf of their estates, with operating proceeds benefiting the University of Queensland School of Medicine, (according to Wikipedia).

LensandPensbySally runs a regular phoneography challenge, every Monday, for photos taken with your smart phone, as your lens. Each week there is a different focus:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black and White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

 

“Life, we learn too late, is in the living ,  in the tissue of every day and hour.” Stephen Leacock.

A quote to ponder about today.