Posted on May 23, 2020
“What does serenity mean to you?’ is the question posed for the 21st instalment of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.
I always find this view very tranquil and calming (not that I often need to calm down). It’s what I see when I look over the wall of our back garden. The two fields were bought with the house, so for a few brief minutes I am master of all I survey.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 21 Serenity
Posted on March 25, 2020
Posted on February 1, 2020
Week 5 of Khurt’s 52-Week Smartphone Challenge has the theme of ‘symmetry’. Reflections are always a good place to start when seeking symmetry, and bodies of water are always a good place to find reflections.
This pond is just across the road, about a hundred feet from our front door. It was completely dry back in the summer, but it’s done very little except rain here since late August, so it’s now an impressive little body of water.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 5 – Symmetry
Posted on December 21, 2019
For the second week of his 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, Khurt is looking for an image that adheres to the classic compositional law, the so-called ‘rule of thirds’.
This photograph was taken from a holiday cottage in East Yorkshire, just outside the town of Beverley. The image is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. While the quality of the image isn’t that great (it was taken with my previous smartphone, an iPhone 6), I think the view is attractive and the composition is pleasing.
52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 2
Posted on July 3, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is ‘Outdoors’.
In the broadest terms, I suppose that any image that wasn’t actually captured in an interior would qualify. However, in this shot – another from Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi – I’ve gone for more of a ‘great outdoors’ feel, which is certainly enhanced by the moon hanging over the landscape.
Posted on June 18, 2019
Posted on June 4, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ancient’. It’s open to discussion whether there’s a clear transition point between merely old and truly ancient, but I don’t think there’d be too much argument against calling the historic city of Petra as properly ancient. As the poem says, it is after all ‘The rose-red city half as old as time’.
Posted on May 22, 2019
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Vista’ and, inspired by the photo he used in his own post, I have gone with a seascape from the coast of New South Wales – somewhere in the Sydney area, but I can’t remeber exactly where.
Posted on December 16, 2018
Although this looks a little like a lunar landscape, in fact this photograph was taken on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi. The long shadows of approaching sunset provide plenty of detail.
Posted on November 30, 2018
The hills around the village of Ay are given over almost entirely to vines growing the grapes that will later be turned into (particularly good) champagne.