Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Macro

For Lens and Pens by Sally…it’s macro week, and if you click on the blog name you’ll see a wonder bit of work all from a phone!

I’m late getting to this, basically because my phone doesn’t macro very well…but even so, I had fun with these following photos, taking them and then highlighting…two were taken last night in my living room without much light,  the third on my terrace.

Well…next week maybe I’ll come up with something a little better for black and white!  In the meantime Ciao and have a great day!

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Phoneography Challenge: Nature

For Sally’s Lens and Pens  Phoneography challenge dedicated to nature I’ve decided to take you with me on a walk through the fields between Bolognano and Arco.

It wasn’t really early morning, in the sense that it was 9:30 last Sunday, but in Bolognano the sun was a promise still that we could see down hill in Arco. My son was home for the weekend so we decided to take a walk and get a cappuccino and brioche for breakfast.

So dressed up in our warmest clothes…he in his German navy surplus great-coat and I in my red sky jacket with a wooly hat…both with gloves, we set out to.

We like going through the fields instead of following the road when possible.  I snapped these photos to show you some of the nature that you’ve already seen, but not frosted!

Nokia phone model 202 - 1200x1600 pixels eleborated with picasa3

Nokia phone model 202 – 1200×1600 pixels elaborated with Picasa3

Nokia 202 phone - 1200x1600 pixels elaborated with Picasa 3

Nokia 202 phone – 1200×1600 pixels elaborated with Picasa 3

We finally did get through the fields and then near the road, I saw this persimmon tree the sun was actually deciding to bless Bolognano with its light by then!

Persimmons and Frost: Nokia 202 phone - 1200x1600 pixels elaborated with Picasa 3

Persimmons and Frost: Nokia 202 phone – 1200×1600 pixels elaborated with Picasa 3

early winter walk
through frosted fields and vineyards
mother and son talk

Do you go for early morning walks?  What do you think of phoneography, as you can see, you don’t need an iPhone to take a nice snapshot!  Have a look at Sally’s post…it is a wonder!


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Phoneography Challenge

I came across this lovely challenge thanks to another blogger, as often happens!

This blog is called Lens and Pens by Sally. Here let me let her give you the instructions:

Here’s how the Phoneography Challenge works:

1. Each Monday a theme will be posted. You can publish your entry at any time, preferably on Monday or by Sunday of the week of the theme. Please add any information about the entry (apps, brand of phone…)… for the rest of the info and how to participate click the link!

Phoneography Badge, 2013

So I thought I’d have a try at this weeks challenge: Phoneography Challenge: Black and White

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

I usually use my Oympus to take photographs, but sometimes it’s just handier to pull our my cel phone, a Nokia 202, which is not the newest of the Nokia line, but it has the advantage of still having a proper key pad along with touch screen!

I elaborated this with Picasa 3 using the filtered black and white option after I had finished elaborating the color photo, which is this:

Lake Garda_colorI filtered the green to get a more uniform photo in black and white!

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