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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

I have followed Sally’s blog for some time and her regular weekly feature with changing themes gives photography buffs a good array of choice and inspires creativity. I am thrilled to have a chance to blog some of my favourite travel photographs in her Challenger’s choice week.

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A perfect day on the river!

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A world like no other!

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. [Source: Sally D]

Even when I am so old I can no longer travel, I will have my photos and memories to ponder about.

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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

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/

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?

 

Something to Ponder About

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: The Streets

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

 

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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

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro – Fern frond

The beauty of nature, in a fern frond

Taken with a Galaxy S4

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Delicate, fresh, primordial moment frozen in time.

Macro challenge gives one a chance to delve deeper and examine nature’s complicated evolution on another scale to that which our eye can see.

Linking to Sally’s D’s Mobile Photography Challenge Post and more superb photos here

Other entries from Sally’s challenge for  this week:

http://nadinetomlinson.com/2015/09/14/what-the-wild-flowers-whispered/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-whos-that-with-the-skinny-legs/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/permanent-and-impermanent-for-sally-ds-macro-challenge/

http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/09/14/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-3/

https://chasinglifeandfindingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/bent-not-broken/

http://artifactsandfictions.com/2015/09/14/yet-another-project/

Macro Photography is fun to ponder about