Phoneography Challenge: Black & White

It’s Phoneography Challenge Monday for black & white again!  I’ve chosen another backyard photo taken on a whim using my iPhone 5.

She'll never know I'm here!

She’ll never know I’m here!

Check out the other entries on Lens and Pens by Sally by clicking here!

Two, Two, Two Posts in One!

When I saw the Weekly Photo Challenge and the Word a Week Challenge, I knew I had a photo that to me would represent both challenges — Infinite and Silhouette.  Let me know what you think and then click on the links below to check out more entries.  Thanks!

iPhone 3G; auto enhanced with MS Picture Manager

iPhone 3G; auto enhanced with MS Picture Manager

iPhone 3G; Camera360 app

iPhone 3G; Camera360 app

To check out more entries for Infinite click on The Daily Post

To check out more entries for Silhouette click on A Word in Your Ear

Phoneography Challenge: Nature

I went out in the backyard one day after a fairly heavy rain and just happened to run into this little fella!  These were taken with my iPhone 5 and are unretouched.


Snail 2

Snail 3

For more Nature Phoneography entries, check out Lens and Pens by Sally!

Phoneography – Challenger’s Choice: Still Life

I wanted to post this yesterday when I realized on Lens and Pens by Sally it was Challenger’s Choice. For my entry, I chose STILL LIFE.  The photo itself was quite accidental but I like it.  Here’s the original.  Freckles is the model!

Freckles orig


iPhone5 and Camera360

I tried to use an app called Camera360.  Apparently, I haven’t really figured out how to use this app.  I wanted to make it look like a painting. Once I got it the way I wanted, I couldn’t figure out how to get it out of Camera360. I didn’t want to use Facebook, I don’t use Instagram, and I’ve never heard of the other sites they listed.  I just wanted to email it to me or save it to my iPhone or computer.  I finally was able to copy it from the app’s Cloud but it’s so small.  If anyone uses this app for iPhone and/or iPad, please feel free to give me a hand!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

From The Daily Post at WordPress — Focus. This week’s challenge is inspired by Matthew George’s post on focus, in which he introduced us to the basics of depth of field and aperture. He explained what an image with a shallow depth of field looks like (or conversely, a photo with a greater depth of field), and how the aperture setting on your camera affects it.

Well, since I used my iPhone 5, there was no adjusting the “focus”, the lens, or anything else for that matter! I’m basically a point and shoot kind of person — especially since I don’t have a fancy camera anymore! So, here’s my take on this week’s Photo Challenge of FOCUS.

It seems that most of my photos are of my animals.  Hmm, now why is that I wonder?  Guess it’s just because they’re here because they’re certainly not very cooperative in front of the camera.  Seems every time I point a camera at them when they’re posed so adorably, they’ll see me and suddenly have to be in my lap or run away.  Oh, well.

This first photo is Nicky.  I brought him in when he was about ten months old and skinny as a rail.  He’s six years old now, thriving and ornery!  I’m not sure what he was focused on in this picture but it allowed me to get up close and personal!  This photo was taken with my iPhone 5 and is unretouched.



Here’s another one of my little kitties.  Her name is Inky.  She’s probably around 4 years old and just about as sweet as they get.  She was sitting on my lap ignoring me while I was trying to see if I could get any interesting pictures of her cat eyes!


(iPhone 5 and Snapseed)

(iPhone 5 and PhotoEdit)

And last, but not least, is one of my photos when I’m focused!  Guess which one hit first.  Then I really focused!


Phoneography Challenge: Night Photography

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 6-22-13

Super Moon 7-23-13

Super Moon 7-23-13

Super Moon 7-23-13

Super Moon 7-23-13

These were all taken on my iPhone 5. The ones I took back in June were actually taken the night BEFORE it was supposed to be the Super Moon. Silly me, I got my days mixed up. Then when the actual night came, I had forgotten all about it. Oh, well. The pictures taken July 23 — yes, Tuesday morning, not Monday night — were taken sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Once again I had forgotten to go out on Monday night and check it out. I just wanted to play around with the camera phone. I really didn’t think I’d get anything to show up since there are no settings on the phone and I don’t have a tripod or anything. Of course, it was overcast both nights. After all, this is Florida in the summer. None of the photos have been retouched other than some cropping. I realize they’re not very good but how good can it be on a camera phone in the dark?

This week’s challenge from Lens and Pens by Sally is a Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel. Please click on the italicized link above to see more entries.

Phoneography Monday: Black and White

I present my white on black, black and white — Emmy!

When I saw Monday’s Phoneography Challenge:  Black and White, I knew I had just the photo I wanted to use.  I’m a bit late getting it posted. Since I’ve been training for a new job and trying to break through some brick walls on my genealogy, I’ve just gotten so far behind. I know, excuses, excuses! So, without further ado I offer my little contribution. Enjoy!


Taken with iPhone 3Gs; Edited with Snapseed

Again, for further information and links to other contributors, please go to Lens and Pens by Sally.

Phoneography Monday: MACRO

This week’s Phoneography Challenge is MACRO. My first macro:

I know I look bigger than I really am. That’s only because you see me in the early light of day with dew on the grass. I’m less than one-half inch in size. How bad can I be? How much can I really interfere with the expanse of green lawn? I’m tiny but I think of myself as a flower. I disappear in the heat of the day.


iPhone 5, Photo Toast App



iPhone 5, Snapseed App

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