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 2

The challenge for this week was to use the rule of thirds. As I was working on this, it seemed to me that my use of the rule was maybe a bit subtle, so I took a screenshot with the rule of thirds grid showing on the photo:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/100sec

That lower left point is where I am focusing the visual interest of the image.  Here is the final edit:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/100sec

I took this image just a few days ago. I was out on a walk and happened across a few WWII pillboxes, including this one on the path that went through the middle of a field. A bit of an unexpected find. The edits, done in Luminar, are mostly for clarity.

Cheers!

Added to 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.

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