Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#Photography on the Blog 6/29 | iPhone Dept and Some More

Li Jinquan from Beijing came third in travel

There's a mystical sense to the photograph which we don't expect in a picture from an iPhone.  The combination of the softer focus in the background relative to the sharper focus on the people worked well.

Smetanina Julia from Moscow won second place in the flowers section

Sure it's a flower pic but there's a lovely soft focus to it.  Unknown if it was permissible to post-process the image with filters, etc.

Juan Carlos CastaƱeda of New York City won top place in the America I Know category with a wintery shot of Standing Rock

Maybe you consider this one too harsh to be beautiful but the Rockhouse sees both in it.

Joshua Sarinana from Cambridge, Massachusetts placed second in travel

Whether this is graphic art or photography is your call but it does make for a dramatic snap and that taxi vehicle is highly cool.  The picture also has the sharpness iPhone photography often lacks.

Following photographs were not shot from iPhones:

Sydney, Australia

The roof of the Sydney Opera House is illuminated in celebration of the culture of indigenous Australians

Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

You would be able to see this from all over Sydney Harbor and what a spectacle.

Budapest, Hungary

A newborn bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) is nuzzled by her mother at the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park

Photograph: Attila Balazs/EPA

That camel looks like one of those old men who is bald on the top but has long hair from the sides.  Even so, she does love the young 'un.


Anonymous said...

The flow pic is just beautiful!! Peony? It's angelic.

Peas InOurThyme said...

It does seem like it could be a peony and study makes it almost monochromatic. With the soft focus, it becomes something special. All that with an iPhone.