Phoneography Challenge: Light and Shadow

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Two recent posts I’ve read in as many days, have asked and discussed why we take photographs.  Since delving and dabbling into this art form of photography I’ve begun to see things differently; subtle hues, shade, shadow and shapes. I cannot resist capturing the beauty that surrounds me in the everyday, a moment in time frozen into forever.  And as I think about why I take photographs, I begin to think that it is a form of gratitude that I offer up to the Universe for the beauty that is here for all of us to see.

Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy phone camera.

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Thanks also to Sally Donatello, who programs each week’s phoneography challenge, the time and work she puts in to this project is phenomenal. The official title of the challenge has just been changed to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. You can find her post for today, with her photos and a link to a wonderful photographer, here.

 

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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55 Responses to Phoneography Challenge: Light and Shadow

  1. mihrank says:

    This was stunning, joyful and amazing blog. Bravo!

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  2. Nice to meet another Samsung Galaxy mobile phoneographer! 🙂

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  3. restlessjo says:

    It amazes me how much more I see and how alert I am to my surroundings through photography, Angeline. You’re right- it’s a way of giving thanks, too. 🙂

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  4. FireBonnet says:

    Light and shadow indeed! This photo is really an great example of the marriage of the two.

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  5. rommel says:

    It’s like asking why people play sport. Although, I shoot also for memory.

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  6. Amy Pinkrose says:

    Unbelievable photo! WOW!!!

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  7. ChgoJohn says:

    This is a stunning photo, Angeline. The more I look upon it, the more detail is revealed. It’s one of my favorite captures that you’ve shared to date, and you’ve shared some real beauties. 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks so much, John. There are just certain scenes I walk past sometimes that stop me in my tracks, and I know I have to get a photo of it. This one almost yelled at me to stop.

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  8. That is an amazingly beautiful photo. You have indeed seen both lights and shadows here, put it together with a lovely subject and transcended it to pure beauty.

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  9. Leya says:

    “…it is a form of gratitude that I offer up to the Universe for the beauty that is here for all of us to see.” You have put into words and picture what is in my mind too. Thank you for capturing this feeling and giving it to us in your words

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  10. ilargia64 says:

    Beautiful!!!! And a wonderful reason to take photographies!

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  12. Dawn says:

    A form of gratitude… well said.

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  13. What wonderful colors in this photo!

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  14. Phone capture art, Angeline – an apt offering to illustrate your motivation of gratitude – alluring, and really beautiful. It seems the work you’ve been doing is really paying off, Angeline. 🙂

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  15. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful & mysterious!

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Cindy. For some reason the first title I wanted to give this was Casablanca, along the mysterious line I thought of also. I’m glad you saw that in this photo too.

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  16. You are developing quite a sharp eye, This photo makes me want to push though to see what’s behind the door.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Carol. This is a neighbor’s home a few blocks from me that I pass very frequently when I’m out for walks. A couple of years ago I featured the palms on the other side of their house. I would also love to see behind that gate.

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  17. Angeline, I like not only the light and shadow but the texture and lines you captured here. I agree that once you see things as possible photos, everything changes. If I go for an exercise walk, I have to not take my phone or else limit myself to only stopping on the way back because otherwise I never get going enough to get exercise. 🙂

    janet

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Janet. All the shapes and texture almost shouted out to me as I walked past. I try to do the same when out for a walk for exercise…or get on my treadmill and then go out for a photo walk (bonus points).

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  18. Amy says:

    Inspiring post! Thank you Angeline!

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  19. This is a beautiful photograph, and I love your words – ‘a moment in time frozen into forever’, and about photography being a from of gratitude. That’s so beautiful. Alison

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks so much, Alison. After reading the posts I mentioned, I had really been reflecting on the why and my answer came as I put this post together. My muse at work through my fingers 🙂

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  21. Angeline, thanks for the kind words. Your capture pulls me into its drama. It’s a strong light-and- shadow image with definition and yet abstraction. Happy photo challenge.

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  22. socialbridge says:

    Gorgeous photograph and I love your point about gratitude. That resonates strongly.

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