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.
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.....
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… Continue reading Phoneography and Non-SLR Photo Challenge: Nature (Lysoen)
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… Continue reading Travel theme – Autumn
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… Continue reading A Lingering Look at Windows -Week 17
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,… Continue reading A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – MISTAKE