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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: Challenger’s Choice Brisbane Night on the Street

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Pens:

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 expensive 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.

Lens:

The image was taken with Galaxy S4 note – framed, tuned and sharpened in Picasa (desktop). I was in two minds whether the image should be warmed slightly, but decided I like the colder grey tones of the bridge and pavement.

What do you think?

If you’d like to join in with Sally D’s Mobile Challenge, please click here for details.

The schedule changes each week and is as follows:

1st Monday: Nature.

2nd Monday: Macro.

3rd Monday: Black and White.

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

5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

Other entries worth checking out:

http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-design/

Something to Ponder About

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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

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This street entertainer claimed he stood like this for up to seven hours. I think he had a seat in the pants!!!street performerThe kids were particularly interested in how this performer managed his tricks.

 Street Performers’ Secrets  are Something to Ponder About

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Phoneography and Non-SRL Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Black and White

IMG_20150101_202010~2 (Small)Black and white images are always a challenge,

I don’t set out to take a black and white photo, so I am adjusting colour photos to test the monochromatic results.

Some are surprising, others, a disappointment.

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 Street Photography appears to work well with black and white

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The Nexus 4 makes it easy to edit and produce a good monochromatic effect

Sally’s Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge

Black and White Phoneography is Something I enjoy Pondering About

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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Street Photography – Challenger’s Choice

Sally from Lens and Pens invites us to Pick one: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

But rebelliously, (is that even a word?), I have chosen two photos this week:

Street Photography

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I thought this photo was interesting as you can learn so much about the people standing here just from a backward glance.

Secondly,

Portraiture/Night Phoneography (with my older phone camera)

Poorer quality photograph due to inadequate light, but I thought it caught the subject with a unique doll-like expression.

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What was going through her mind? Something I’ll Ponder About

More entries:

http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/08/28/foggy-morning-in-melbourne/#comment-6820

http://streetsofsfphotos.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/house-lamps-4-photos/

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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.