The Sunday Snap 12

The inspiration for this weeks theme is Trash and you can create something beautiful or tell a story. 

Well, I’m not entirely sure I’ve created something beautiful but there are plenty of stories in this photo. Stories about famous women from across the ages to how you can repurpose your old jeans with a little imagination.

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Please drop me a line in the comments to let me know how many stories you can see, also the theme for next weeks smartphone challenge is New Beginnings.

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Until next time, look after your loved ones and stay safe. 

The Sunday Snap 10

Home town is the theme of the week for the 52-week smartphone challenge and I must admit, this one had me stumped. As a young lad, my parents bought and sold houses meaning we moved a lot, lived in them and then every (usually) 2 years or so we’d move again and that theme has continued on throughout my life.

Its a bug with side effects of wanting to live in and explore new places every few years, make new friends, work and then pack up and move and do it all again which meaning we have lived in every Australian capital city, except Hobart.

My home town is Australia and this is my backyard, a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, warm sunshine, cold beer about 60 or 70 kilometres east of Esperance.

and before you ask, No, I’m not on the run from the law!

Until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 9

The relaxing mood surrounded waves rolling in whilst enjoying a cold drink watching the cargo ships sail off into the distance with their valuable cargos destoned for a new port.

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Another visit is on the cards to be able to capture the mood before it changes with the coming of cooler months.

Until next time, happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 7

This weeks theme for the 52 Week Smartphone challenge is ‘Love Story’ which wasn’t as easy to achieve as I wanted to avoid the usual cliches that surround Valentine’s day.

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I wonder just how many proposals and other romantic events have taken place of the Ferris Wheel.

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Until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 4

The them for this week in 52 week smartphone challenge is Warmth which shouldn’t not have been hard to create an image considering Australia is pretty hot and dry, and we have a 3 day long weekend where most Aussies will spend it at the beach or next to the pool cooking a barbecue.  

Every now and then, you spot something a little out of the ordinary and this guy certainly fitted that criteria. Never have I seen someone riding a skateboard whilst using an umbrella!

Straight of camera smartphone

I pulled over, grabbed the phone and captured the above photo which was taken as cars whizzed past almost obscuring this odd view.

The image was cropped, shadows lightened (pants and shoes), It was a pretty bright day and lowering the brightness and exposure created results that I wasn’t happy with hence I have left it as photographed. I used the mobile app, Snapseed to process the image.

Let me know in the comments section what you use to process your cell phone shots.

Happy Sunday

The Sunday Snap 3

We’re already 3 weeks into the new year and I can’t believe how fast it’s gone. I also completely forgot ‘The Friday Snap’ this week although at the very last minute I rembered the 52 week smartphone challenge

and as you may have guessed by now this weeks theme is Black and White.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone created and I look forward to getting my act together in time for next week’s theme.

Until then, happy shooting

Sunday Snap 2

Looking for a composition whilst walking the coastline at sunset had me thinking about how to apply this weeks theme, rule of thirds. I had a composition in mind even before I left the house however I found it didn’t work due to a number of factors including people in the foreground and not able to capture the composition I wanted.

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Wandering further, I discovered a couple taking photographs of the sunset and capturing silhouettes of people standing on the rock wall.

Plucking up the courage to approach to ask if they minded if they would pose for me was a little scary however after explaining about the smartphone challenge they were happy to oblige.

Happy Shooting

 

The Sunday Snap 1

The 52-week smartphone challenge was released last year by Khürt from Island in the Net and I suspect several eager photographers, as I had, jumped on the opportunity to participate however Khürt re-aligned the challenge to the start of the new year. By doing so, Khürt has provided plenty of motivation and inspiration to photographers with all skill levels to participate and I applaud Khürt for undertaking this project and curating the submissions each week.

This weeks theme is a selfie without showing your face and this was going to prove to be difficult. I’m not one for taking selfies (secretly hoping that trend stays in the last decade) and I had no idea on what to create the second time around.

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Deciding to ask the one person I can trust, my wife, to provide advice and feedback about what to produce, she simply said that she could ‘take a photo of the back of my head!’ Not that great of an idea due to the bald spot starting to look like the surface of the moon, but as any husband knows, listen to your wife and run with her suggestions. Happy wife = Happy life!

With hat in hand, to hide the bald spot, it was off to the beach to create a selfie without showing my face. Is this, in a true sense of the word, a selfie? probably not but it is a photo of my self and no sign of the bald spot.

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I’m looking forward to seeing all the other submissions. Until then, see you next time.