Posted on December 27, 2020
Well, we made it. All 52 of the Smartphone Challenges. Although I was naturally reluctant to meet the final brief – a self-portrait “that shows us who others think you are”.
Anyway, Madame thinks that this is a nice picture of me and frankly hers is the only opinion that carries much weight.
Now, that was fun wasn’t it? But what am I going to do next year?
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 52 Self-Portrait
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, Self-portrait, selfies
Posted on December 20, 2020
The penultimate week of the Smartphone Challenge has the topic of ‘food’.
There’s a (relatively) new boulangerie/patisserie in the village. The baguettes are great, as are the quiches, and last week I tried, for the first time, their Rhum Baba – with overtones of Black Forest Gateau.
It was amazing – even better than it looked. Shouldn’t be allowed.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 51 Food
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, Food, Patisserie, Rhum Baba
Posted on December 13, 2020
The characteristic appearance of the Romanesco displays the classic pattern of a Fibonnaci sequence.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 50 Patterns
Category: Abstract, Macro Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, Fibonacci, Macro, Patterns, Romanesco
Posted on December 6, 2020
A good day to leave the car in the garage.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 49 Storms
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Posted on December 6, 2020
Current events? This is just about the only news story there is in 2020.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 48 Current Events
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Current Events, Masks
Posted on November 22, 2020
I’ve managed to stay with this Smartphone Challenge on a weekly basis all year so far. Some of the topics have been – well, let’s just say ‘esoteric’ shall we? However, Week 47 is an absolute lulu:
“The rules of thirds is so popular because it is so versatile. This week use the rule of thirds to show emotion”
Now, even a hack like me knows about the rule of thirds, but to use that to convey emotion just makes no sense to me. You can certainly portray emotion in a photographic image, but the rule of thirds is surely incidental to that.
Anyway, here’s a picture of a cat asleep on a sofa. The emotion is irritation at such a daft challenge this week. Hrrumph.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 47 Rule of Thirds
Category: Composition Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, Emotion, Rule of thirds
Posted on November 15, 2020
When faced with a theme of the Seven Deadly Sins, one must choose carefully, for a variety of reasons.
I think I’m on reasonably safe ground with ‘greed’, however.
And Madame does make exceedingly good cakes….
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 46 Seven Deadly Sins
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Posted on November 7, 2020
‘Musical’ is the theme for Week 45 of the Smartphone Challenge, so here is a detail from the electric keyboard that our grandsons use when they are staying with us:
As it happens, the theme for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is ‘Music’, so this post will apply for that too.
Who says men can’t multi-task?
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge; 45 Musical
Posted on November 2, 2020
Fun fact: nobody has ever had direct sight of the back of their own head: it requires a different viewpoint.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 44 Viewpoint
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, 52WeekSmartphoneChallenge, selfies, Viewpoint
Posted on October 18, 2020
This was where I spent the last few years of my working life – my office at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. If only my desk here now was so tidy…
52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 42 Work