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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 21

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

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/1672sec 4.2mm

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

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.


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April Squares: Top Shots, English Countryside


ISO 800 f/22 1/320sec 50mm

Day 5, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: April 12, 2017. A field near Buckland Abbey. This photo is one typical of the landscape during lambing season. Walking through the countryside is something I never got tired of doing.

Thoughts on the Edit: I wanted to keep the idea of motion in the photo, so I did not do a lot of sharpening. This photo has the Luminar Look, Metro Tokyo L4 Film added. A bit ironic considering that Tokyo is halfway around the world.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.