“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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.