Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 9 – Mood

Going back to the days when…

Time for another submission to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 9 is ‘Mood’: “Your Artistic Inspiration this week is the mood you are feeling today. Take that mood and use it to create art.”

Liverpool – Albert Docks

This shot is from my sauntering through Liverpool after attending a fantastic match at Anfield between Liverpool and Tottenham. For this challenge, I did a B&W conversion using Luminar 4 (Blair Witch Look – Magical Forests by Albert Dros) and cleaning up in Photoshop.

Location: Albert Docks, Liverpool, UK. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax using the NeuralCam app.

Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 8 – Leading Lines

Infinite rail…

Time for another submission to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 8 is ‘Leading Lines’: “It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.”

Back Bay 2 Infinity

As it happened, I was taking the train back from Boston after a conference, when I came upon this view… Lucky to get these lines going to infinity (and beyond…)

Location: Back Bay Station, Boston, Massachusetts. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax.

Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 7 – Love Story

A face filled with love…

In between my travels, I want to give another quick shout out to the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge by Khürt Williams. The theme for week 7 is ‘Love Story’: “Make us feel the love in this week’s photo. Tell a love story in one image.”

The Napoleon of Crime

Luckily, I have a new friend at home , who is filled to the brim with mischief, as Cashew, our Siberian Forest cat, often up to no good! But then, you look at this face, and how can you not feel the love?

Location: Massachusetts. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax f/2 lens using portrait mode with stage lighting.

Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 6 – #nofilter

That’s Effingut!

With travel and all, I’ve missed a couple of weeks of Khürt Williams photo challenge series, the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. The theme for week 6 is ‘#NoFilter’: “No limit on what you shoot this week, as long as the image is pure. No filters, presets or other edits. Basic exposure corrections only this week.”

You know it’s good!

Khürt may have set some rules for this week, so I might as well start with twisting them a bit. I didn’t use a filter per se, but am guilty of a bit of post-processing in Luminar 4, which is rapidly becoming one of my favorite editing tools. As the content of this shot indicates, the #NoFilter is implied in the brewery name… Plus, I thought that with Khürt’s appreciation for the finer breweries, this might fit well for this week’s theme.

Location: Mumbai. Shot with iPhone 11 ProMax f/2 lens.

Khürt’s 52 Week Smartphone Challenge – Week 2

Happy Holidays!

As I mentioned last week’s post, Khürt Williams start this awesome new photo challenge series, the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, which is described in the link. The concept is fairly straightforward and inspired by the great quality cameras that are in smartphones these days: shoot something that goes with the them and pingback/tag it to have it show up under the challenge.

The second week’s theme is ‘Rule of Thirds’: “You already know what the Rule of Thirds is, now is the time to use it”

Holiday Lights Galore!

This photo is one that I shot over the last week, as kind of a drive-by image. My wife had mentioned that there was this awesome display on a side street. Well, we found it!! The big, bright red lights are flood lights for their mini-ice skating rink! I took this shot with my iPhone 11Pro Max using the NeuralCam app. This app has become one of my favorite photography tools!

Khürt’s New Challenge Series

A lovely way to start the day!

One of the frequent contributors to my weekly Tuesday Photo Challenge is Khürt Williams. Khürt’s photography and writing is always amazing, and a lot of fun too! He also writes about beer, which might interest many… You should definitely check out his blog at Island in the Net.

This week, Khürt has started a new challenge series, the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge, which is described in the link. The concept is fairly straightforward and inspired by the great quality cameras that are in smartphones these days: shoot something that goes with the them and pingback/tag it to have it show up under the challenge.

This week’s theme is ‘Self-Portrait’: “Take a picture that tells us who you are, without actually showing your face.”

Snow has become part of me…

Here’s my contribution to the first week, which tells you that snow has really become part of my very being… In New England, we get an adequate supply, and I’m one of those weird people that actually likes the white stuff, as it makes the entire world look gorgeous (for a while).

This shot is from this morning, after we got another dusting (1-2 inches); as it was on the warm side, the snow was heavy, but gorgeous! I took this shot with my iPhone 11Pro Max using the NeuralCam app. This app has become one of my favorite photography tools!