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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 1

If you have been a visitor to my blog over the last several years you will know that while this blog is always about photography, it has also changed focus over time. Part of the reason why “journal” is included in the name of this blog is to reflect this space as a place where I keep track of my photography work.

My iPhone is an integral part of my camera gear, so this new 52-week smartphone challenge was intriguing to me, so I am going to give it a try. This week’s challenge is to take a self-portrait without showing your face. Here is mine, taken this morning:

ISO 32 f/2.2 29mm 1/100sec

I’m reflected here in a few ways. First, if you can’t find me, check outside, I might be there. Second, this has been edited in Luminar 3 which is my go-to editing software at this time. Third, see those birds? don’t they seem unusually large for the branches they are perched on? Equally as unusual is for me to take a photo with my phone in the landscape format. I thought this challenge might be a way to change my habits, alter my self-portrait if you will.

Your thoughts on the photo are welcome below. The link to the challenge is above, including the parameters and other such information.