Weekly Photo Challenge- Abstract

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Weekly Photo Challenges are fun and interesting ways to embellish your photos.

 

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Central Station…… becomes something like entombed warriors!

Something familiar becomes something to ponder about

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro

Macro photos are an insight into another world. The camera allows us to freeze that moment for later inspection. Hidden in the weed known as  “pigface” was a small insect that I captured with my old Nexus 4.

“A weed is a plant in the wrong place” – Gardener’s saying

 

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Each week has a different phonoegraphic theme

Join in at Sally’s Blog Lens and Pens

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: The Streets

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Challenger’s choice over at Sally D’s Phoneography Blog this week and I have some recent Street /Night Photographic phone photos that I think worthy of posting.

I have chosen some night photography scene of the streets. Such a lovely warm pre – summer Monday night, perfect for a stroll after dinner.The streets were relatively but not spookily quiet. One can always window shop and spot the early Xmas decorations, before the silly season and extended shopping hours starts.

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I edited the photo with Picsart  and quite liked the effect of the bathroom window filter, as it adds an almost forbidden, voyeuristic atmosphere, as if one is peering out to a world one normally can’t or shouldn’t access.

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The streets in November are dotted with lilac carpets, from the flowering Jacaranda trees. Such incredible beauty and blaze of colour, I could not resist, and so am posting another photos where I have used post-processed effects, and this time with Snapseed. Playing around with shadows, I found the blackened trunk seemed much more defined with this adjustment and a little added sharpening.

I love the surreal nature of the following photograph and the contrast of the lilac flowers against the purple sky. Nature has such harmony in colour.

2015-11-27 08.26.39Do you think it could benefit from cropping to improve composition?

 

Join in with Sally’s weekly phoneography challenge here where you will not only excellent photography and tips but this profound quote:

Joyously or not the photograph becomes the source of reality, but it can also become a dreamlike force for interpretation. So if photography is memory, then the image is the moment–a moment of sanctuary in a lifetime of them.

 

Something to ponder about

 

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

The Phone camera is fast replacing hand held digital SLR or auto focus cameras. These were taken with a HTC, a while ago.

Wood rotting fungi are a wonderful organism. Paradoxically parasitic, yet self-sustaining! Their end product is a gift to the soil.

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Edited slightly for minor enhancements.

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Cropped and Warmed up in Picasa. Which version, do you think, is best?

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Sally D’s Photography Challenge is found here

Each week has a different theme.

Something to Ponder About

Tech of the month: Long exposure

Long exposures allow you to blur motion and to collect as much light as possible. They often yield unreal yet beautiful images with vibrant colors and a large depth of field.

These are some experimental photos my daughter and I took on my Nikon D3100

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and the following two were taken with the Phone camera’s settings.

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ToM is a monthly photo challenge. To participate, take a picture according the theme, and when you post the picture, create a pingback to Lucile’s post here or here to share your achievement.

Something to Ponder About