Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:–Any three can play

Posted: March 24, 2014 in Phoneography Challenge
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The Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge (new title) theme for the fourth Monday of the month is “Challenger’s Choice” (with some parameters.)  This week my choices are a combination of three of the themes:  Travel, Abstract, and Night Photography.  One of them is all three, the others are Travel + Night Photography.  All were taken on the Miami-Chicago leg of our flight back from Costa Rica.

Night photography with an iThing can be difficult, at least for me.  It did get easier once someone showed me that the flash could be turned off, but it can still be a challenge.  So I was particularly happy with how these photos turned out, despite the fact that we were seeing snow again after a week in 90-degree heat.  I don’t usually post so many photos, but I thought the all worked well for the challenge and wanted to share them.

All the photos were edited on Picasa. I neglected to jot down my edits, so I apologize for that.  I hope you enjoy the photos nonetheless.

Back in the cold and snow

Back in the cold and snow

Coast of Lake Michigan with downtown Chicago at the top

Coast of Lake Michigan with downtown Chicago at the top

Chicago at night

Chicago at night

Abstract of Chicago from the sky

Abstract of Chicago from the sky

  1. Janet, first it’s exciting that you used the new title–many thanks. I do agree about night photography–it’s truly a challenge. I like all your images for different reasons, but especially these. The first for its abstractions and illusions. The third for its clarity and juxtaposition of the wing to the lit city. Well done. Happy photo challenge.

    • It would be nice if there were some concise way to do the title in one or two words, but since that doesn’t seem to work, I’m good with this, although Phoneography Challenge will still be my fond nickname for it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a week filled with great photos (and no snow, although that may not work for tomorrow night.)


  2. Dawn says:

    Awesome – just love shots from airplane windows. These are beautiful.

    • Thanks very much, Dawn! I took lots of window shots on the way down and back, some of which turned out really well, some of which didn’t. So much also depends on where you’re sitting in the plane, which side you’re on and the cloud cover or lack thereof. I like clouds shots, though, so… 🙂


  3. Amy says:

    Great captures from the plane window! Love it 🙂

  4. Angeline M says:

    Wow, fantastic photos from the air!

  5. UreshaM says:

    I like the second image the best. The view is spectacular and the reflections captured just add to its charm 🙂

  6. Love the colors of 3. Sometimes just need to embrace the reflections don’t you think?

  7. M. R. says:

    Terrific ‘plane shots, Janet ! – immensely interesting to an Aussie …

  8. ~meredith says:

    Very nice collection. Great catches.

  9. maryslow says:

    Love “Chicago at Night.”

  10. Beautiful! I always end up sitting by a dirty window and my photos don’t turn out well at all. Yours look great. 🙂

    • I know what you mean about the dirty window! 🙂 I usually take the aisle seat (since I usually fly Southwest and they don’t assign seats). But on this trip, we had assigned seats and Shannon told me to take the window. I’m glad I did and glad I wasn’t a few rows further up or I would have just seen the wing.


  11. Really cool photos Janet! I think Iphoneography is a special kind of art. I actually ordered a book published a few days ago, by an everyday poet I admire, that only consist of Iphoneography (if I understood it right.)

    Have a great day!


    • Hi, Maria. I don’t know that iphoneography is that different. There are things you can do better with a camera and things that are if not better, easier, with a phone (such as carrying it around and being able to take shots any time.) But ultimately, you’re taking photos and dealing with the positives and limitations of whichever thing you’re using. I have a lovely, still-mostly-new Nikon that is so much more complicated than my old non-digital SLR that I’ve not taken the time to figure it out yet, but I use my phone and iPad all the time.


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