52 Week Smartphone Challenge, iPhone, Luminar

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 22

Well here’s a thing that happened this past week:

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It’s odd to look around at what has been our home for the last four years. We arrived as strangers and are leaving during strange times. The photo above was shot on my iPhone and edited in Luminar. It has the Luminar Look, Quay Fade, applied at 47%. I also edited the vignette.

Your thoughts on the photo or edit are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 21

When I need a bit of serenity, I go for a walk:

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This photo has Luminar Look, Camden Desat, added to it and then a bit of luminance.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 20

The challenge this week asks for a landscape image using negative space. To me, this image is as much about the solid blue as it is the more variant tones of white in the clouds. The simpler, more even, blue is an important canvas for the texture of the sky:

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The photo has the Luminar Look, Somerset, applied to it. I’ve also cropped the image slightly and added a vignette. Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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Flowers, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 19

The challenge set for this week is Aging. It’s a beautiful time of year for that, with a lot of flowers blooming and then fading. This wisteria on the garden wall of a nearby neighbour is stunning. I take photos of it every year. It also smells wonderful. A close look though and you will see that parts of the blooms have begun to fade:

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The photo has been cropped and had some luminance added. It has the Luminar Look, Aethereal added and set to 32%. Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 18

The topic this week is weight or mass. I’ve taken a few liberties with that. This is what attending Mass looks like to me these days:

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It’s like a lot of things for me with this lockdown, it’s not terrible but it’s not great either. As with a lot of things it has been an adjustment.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 17

This week’s challenge took me a while to sort out in terms of how to approach it. It seemed to be asking for balance and a Renaissance painting. I did a bit of clicking around before even taking the photo. I looked at these images, that turned up in a search of “Accidental Renaissance” which to some extent go me to thinking about the subject matter of the photo. I later watched this tutorial about using a texture to create a painterly effect. These two things were part of how I ended up with this image:

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I do feel like this edit may have wandered a bit in terms of the challenge, but I still liked the outcome. The initial edits included a custom white balance, increasing the luminance and using the sky enhancer slider. I did crop and straighten the image as well. On a separate layer, I added a custom texture following the linked instructions above.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 16

This week’s theme, Shadow, is one that could be interpreted¬† in many different ways particularly at this time. I call this photo, Stepping Into My Space:

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What’s going on in this photo? Quite a bit. I’ll divide it into pros and cons.

Pros: I’m out on my daily allowed by the government walk, and it’s a beautiful day. The other shadow is my walking partner/teenager and we are both healthy. This is a friendly dog.

Cons: This is not my dog, it’s not on a lead, and I am both allergic and scared of dogs.

For me, this photo has a bit of conflict and tension in it. The original file lent itself well to a square edit, so I went ahead and used Hipstamatic to create the image. After an initial  shuffle of random filters, which the app will do for you with the touch of a button, I settled on a combination I liked and then did some additional edits to come up with this final version.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 14

This week the theme is Center Frame. A few additional instructions were provided and the photo is also to include the ideas of isolation and loneliness. Wow, considering that all the themes were set well in advance, this one certainly seems pretty timely:

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This photo, taken near my home, certainly speaks to the near-empty landscape. To add to the feeling of loneliness I’ve added the Luminar Look, Cold Film, and a fairly significant vignette.¬† You can let me know in the comments below if you feel this is successful or not.

Cheers!

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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:

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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:

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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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