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 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.


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?

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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:

Something to Ponder About

Australia, Community

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…..





Lighthouse Airey's inlet


Skarrild, Denmark
Skarrild, Denmark

Rule of Thirds

 Something to Ponder About


Phoneography and Non-SLR Photo Challenge: Nature (Lysoen)


Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge for this week comes from the ferry departure for Lysoen, and the home of Ole Bull.

Nexus 4 – no filters/enhancements – Just text added

I really like how clear the water was here. No heavy industry and hydro power means the area is really clean. Such a refreshing change from seeing empty plastic drink bottles littering the foreshore.

Join in with Sally’s challenge here and ponder your phone photography

Other entries:


Travel theme – Autumn

Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus

I can so relate to this quote on Ailsa’s blog as Autumn is something not seen in my part of the world, unless you head much further south. Summer drags on to a milder summer, there is a slight lowering of humidity and then hey presto: it is Spring or early summer again. First world problems…..

Late Autumn in Denmark – a photograph I never tire of, the hues of the leaves are so true, so rich in their earthy tones, so dark and dusty, the reds yellows and orange-browns….

Vejen, Denmark

My Autumnal photos are from my travels overseas, and that is why they are perfect for this travel challenge. Join in here

Look at this amazing tree, complete with its own squirrel!

Gardens in Offenbach, Germany – I love this tree!!!!

Autumn time in the Northern hemisphere:   Something to Ponder About

Architecture, Community

A Lingering Look at Windows -Week 17

The windows to our world for Week 17, from  The Day After, are some amazing stained glass windows. I was to stick with this theme, as I had a few photos of stained glass, in my photo library, but have decided to save them for another time.

A window into the world of the Hong Kong Jeweller,

Hong Kong Jeweller

and the second a beautiful window in an old building that is now a museum in Skellefteå, Swedish Lapland.


Skellefteaa, Swedish Lapland

Two vastly different regions of the world.

I lingered a little longer to ponder about them.


Join in the window challenge here



Once a week A word in Your Ear dips into the dictionary and picks a word that the page falls open at, and the challenge is to post a picture or use whatever genre you prefer to share what your take on the word is MISTAKE

The following photos were from my time in Lucerne, on the lake, where my daughter had tried to line up one of those classic photos, but it did not come off…..clearly a mistake. Still a nice memory. Mistakes are a great way to learn, and ponder about how you would change things the next time.



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You have a week to post if you would like to take part – A Word in Your Ear normally posts a new word each Sunday. More entries here.











Travel theme: Roads

Juliet Pass, near St Moritz, Switzerland
Juliet Pass, near St Moritz, Switzerland

I  love snowy roads, and here are some of my favourites. An excuse from Ailsa at Where’s my Backpack to show some of my favourite travel photos.

The world is a spectacular place!!!


Near Andalsnes, Norway
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Esja, Iceland
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Norwegian West Coast
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Near Andalsnes, Norway
Fairytale Denmark
On the way to Cromwell.....the Lindis pass
On the way to Cromwell…..the Lindis pass, New Zealand
Lunch with Edmund Hilary at 760 metres at MT Cook /Aoraki
Lunch with Edmund Hilary at 760 metres at MT Cook /Aoraki
Skiing the Remarkables
Skiing the Remarkables
Tranz Scenic Train Journey : Picton to Christchurch
Tranz Scenic : Picton to Christchurch, New Zealand
Tranz Scenic Train Journey : Picton to Christchurch
Outside Kaikoura, New Zealand
Tranz Scenic Train Journey : Picton to Christchurch
Outside Kaikoura, New Zealand
A road without cars: Zermatt, Switzerland

Join others in this photo challenge from Ailsa, and Where’s my Backpack at:

Thanks, Ailsa, keep the travel themes a- coming!!!