52 Week Smartphone Challenge, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 13

The theme listed for this week’s challenge is New Beginnings. Well, it was a bit of a new start here with further restrictions on our day to day life. I’m grateful to be able to leave the house once a day to go for a walk. Despite all the obvious signs of new beginnings with the flowers all starting to bloom here, I went with this actual sign:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/4808 sec 4.2mm

I did all my basic edits to this photo and then went to add a Luminar Look to this photo. There are all a whole series of looks grouped as “Stunning Portraits”. Well now, the idea of this being a portrait struck me as too funny of an idea to let pass so I have selected the look “Fashion Punch Faded” and applied it at 49%.

Your thoughts are welcome below!

Cheers!

 

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 11

I’m a bit behind again for this week’s challenge, but I liked this photo enough to go ahead and publish late anyway. The theme for this week was fill the frame:

iPhone with Hipstamatic

This photo was shot within the Hipstamatic app with no further editing.

The Instagram version is here:

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Cheery. #daffodils #yellow #thingsiseeonmywalks #hipstamatic

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I’ve also added it to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 10

Technically, I’m a few days late with this week’s challenge, which has the theme of Hometown. It is a funny kind of theme for me because my entire adult life has been spent in a borrowed, ever-rotating, hometown. Right now it’s Cambridge, UK but that will be changing soon. It was my hometown for this past week though, so I shot this photo:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/183 sec 4.2mm

Shot while out on a walk along the River Cam, on a windy but not rainy day. This photo was edited with Luminar 3. I’ve added my own custom vintage look to it and from there tweaked the shadows a bit more.

Your comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 9

For this week, the challenge is Mood. I went with an interpretation of the weather, which has been tough this month, and we are forecasted for another named storm to blow through this weekend. It’s been a windy month in the neighbourhood:

Long Exposure with Luminar

This photo was shot as a long exposure and then had the Luminar Look, Camden Fade added to it.  Feel free to leave a comment below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 7

Who doesn’t need another love story for Valentine’s Day? Here’s mine, in photography form:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/3077 sec

It’s two of my neighbours who I love to visit with. I’ve edited this in Luminar an added the “Wonderful” look at 85%.

Cheers!

Added to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 6

For this week’s challenge, which is #nofilter, I went with an image that I thought was more about the storytelling possibility than the technical perfection of the image. This is my choice:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/100sec

I think there is a lot of tension between the living and the dead in this image. The photo challenge for this week stated that there were to be no added filters but allowed for basic edits. I opted out of editing at all, so this is an “as-shot” image. Your thoughts on the image are welcome below.

Added to Week 6 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 5

I love snowdrops for several reasons so today I booked myself a spot on the snowdrop tour at Anglesey Abbey. What fun and the weather was even tolerable. I took both my iPhone and my Canon 80D. For this post, I am sharing a photo from my smartphone:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/50sec 4.2mm

For this edit, I’ve added the Luminar Looks, Camden Fade and Morning Fog:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/50sec 4.2mm

I’ve added this to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, Symmetry, in honor of how symmetrical and balanced these lovely little flowers often are. Also, I’ve added it to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

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