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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.

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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).

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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).

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Something to ponder about in other entries:
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Phoneography Challenge – Nature

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It may be a weed, but it is beautiful in its own way. A weed is a plant in the wrong place, apparently.  I think it is a great plant to have in nature! The Dandelion is often called “Father Christmas” and chidren love to blow away the ‘hairy beards’ and make wishes.

Miscellaneous facts from Wiki: Dandelions are found on all continents and have been gathered for food since prehistory, but the varieties cultivated for consumption are mainly native to Eurasia. A perennial plant, its leaves will grow back if the taproot is left intact. To make leaves more palatable, they are often blanched to remove bitterness.[17] Dandelion leaves and buds have been a part of traditional Sephardic, Chinese, and Korean cuisine. In Crete, Greece, the leaves of a variety called Mari (Μαρί), Mariaki (Μαριάκι) or Koproradiko (Κοπροράδικο) are eaten by locals, either raw or boiled, in salads.”

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Moreton Bay Chestnut – Australian native tree.

That was my contribution for this week’s phoneography challenge. Find out more at http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com

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Here is the schedule and themes:

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

Please join the fun and use the Phone as Your Lens.

Something for smart phone users to ponder and post about.