Posted in Nature, Phonegraphy

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice ~ Evening Panorama

It’s been an odd week. One of those weeks where I can’t really tell you what I’ve been busy / distracted with, yet here it is Thursday and I’m just posting what should be my Monday post.

As I read Sally’s post today her comments about using the panorama setting caught my imagination. These photo both have a kind of ‘blurry’ effect that the evening just after a storm, under the lights caused. The sky was a huge blur of colour.

I took the first photo with the recommended three photos. Even though I lined up the arrows as suggested by the camera …this happened.

rainbow over field (2)

Next I tried forcing it to only use two photos to make the final photo. This time I captured what I wanted..the full rainbow over the baseball diamond..without the horrible lack of matching up of the field.  That first photo still annoys me. I liked the shades of blue and purple in the sky. It seemed the right amount of dark and light but THAT line…. ugh

rainbow over field (1)

I used my Nokia Lumia 920 with the Lumia Panorama app.

Sally captured a beautiful night photo. Kindly visit her site to enjoy it and find links to more Challenger Choice photos for this week.

Posted in Nature, Photo challenge, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Travel Theme: Tiny

Tiny is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.  I didn’t have to travel far to find some tiny things. I did however look at tiny from different perspectives.

per·spec·tive
noun
 a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view

 

When I first looked for photos for this challenge I found

some tiny flowers from my spring garden.  I found myself thinking that from the perspective of these photos they flowers didn’t seem tiny.

But the more I thought about it the more I realized tiny was defined by where I was standing.

The Canadian Snow Birds seemed tiny as they swooshed past, yet we know jets are not normally described as tiny.

Even a rainbow high in the evening sky can be said to be tiny. The light shining though the tiny drops of water making art in the sky.

dungout rainbow

 

Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.

Amy Grant

Kindly visit Where’s My Backpack for more ‘tiny’ photos.

Posted in Canada, Phonegraphy, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Rainbow

When I was pondering what photo to pick for Sally’s Challenger’s Choice today I was still thinking about the WP Challenge this week.

I was thinking of something abstract.. the mist from Niagara Falls made a natural filter for the photo of the rainbow and the Canadian Falls. I like the blurry / dreamy effect.

Niagara Mist

Taken with my Nokia Lumia 920 phone. I cropped it a little to focus on the water.

Would you like to join this challenge?

Kindly visit https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/ (each Monday has a set theme)

My WP entry this week: https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/wp-photo-challenge-roygbiv/

vivid rainbowJust as our son’s baseball game started the sky exploded with colours! In an earlier photo, the rainbow appeared to end in their dugout and the splash of orange was behind the bleachers.

🙂 They went on to win that game.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.”

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Vivid Sky