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 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.


Phoneography Challenge – Editing and Processing

Lens and Pens Phoneography inspires me every week to look at a photograph differently and to see more possibilities. Especially when it is Week 5 - Editing and Processing Camera apps are lots of fun (and a little bit addictive). I enjoy creating some visual art from a humble photograph. Have you tried using camera apps? If so, which are your favourite ones to use?


Phoneography Challenge – Challenger’s Choice (Abstraction – Poinciana)

Challengers Choice - Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge - check out more here The pastels I used in this effect, deliberately distracted me from the familiar, bright orange of the Poinciana in full bloom.Rather my head was filled with other associations when viewing this photograph. The delicate blue made me visualise a mirrors with heavy scalloped edging reminescent of 1940/50's decor! How about you? I would be interested in hearing if the image prompted different feelings for you?


Phoneography Challenge – Challenger’s Choice [Street Photography]

It is Week 4 so we're invited us to post images from a selection of topics using our mobile phone. In my case, it is the Nexus 4 Lens and Pens is where you can post your own link for this topic This street entertainer claimed he stood like this for up to seven hours.… Continue reading Phoneography Challenge – Challenger’s Choice [Street Photography]

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

I try to keep in mind the Rule of thirds when taking photographs, but it doesn't always work. My old point and shoot Cannon used to have a grid overlay that I could see in the display, assisting me to frame and compose photographs. The weekly photo challenge asks us to use a SLR or smartphone to produce a Bokeh effect, which is my assignment this week. This is what I have so far, and I'll hopefully add one or two more in coming days.....


Versatile Blogger Award

Many, many thanks to Millie Thom over at Bringing History to Life for nominating me for the Versatile blogger award back in January, when I was off gallivanting around the southern capitals. Whilst I am very honoured by her attributing the award to me, I will fulfill some of the conditions of award in disclosing seven facts about myself, and nominate certain several blogs I feel are definitely worth a visit.


Serenity – Weekly Photo Challenge

Water, Waves at rest now on the sandy shore, A mountain stream babbling 'neath a cool glade, Sun releasing a final, firey blast before sleep, Raindrops forming crystals on a fluorescent leaf, Comfort, quiet, a place where stress disappears That is Serenity


One four Challenge – Week 2 January

This week I played around with the saturation, contrast and brightness finally adding a HDR and frame effect in PicsArt. Thanks to Carrie's advice I  downloaded 'gimp' but as yet still just trying to fathom my way through the incredible depth of tools available. I’d very much appreciate your thoughts or feedback on this week.… Continue reading One four Challenge – Week 2 January


One Four Challenge – Dec wk 4 – Polls

Final Week of the One Four Challenge for December - I invite you to vote for your preferred choice below. ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH   Week 1     Week 2 Week 3   Week 3 Photo (b) Additional colour inversion and frame, just for fun!   Week 4 Trying to gain a new perspective of the… Continue reading One Four Challenge – Dec wk 4 – Polls


One Four Photo Challenge – December Week 3

I loved the colours in the driftwood in the original photograph, shown in the previous One four Challenge post, but really wanted to see where the effects could take this with my desktop photo editor. One Four Challenge – Dec