Weekly photo contest: Textures

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Sam Sabri

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Another week, another Windows Phone photo contest. This week we're going to tackle the subject of textures. Think you're up to it?


Texture

This week try and capture "texture" It's a little vague, but I'll tell you what we're looking for in your photograph. Photography anything you want, but really try and get the detail to pop. Find some rocks, concrete, chipped paint or anything else with an interesting texture and then capture that detail. I want to be able to touch my screen and feel whatever it is you captured. Tricky, but rewarding when you pull it off.

The above photo was captured by me with the Lumia 1520. It was taken at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA. The $1.3 billion Getty Center features swanky architecture, beautiful gardens and museums all open to the public for free. The Getty Center features 1.2 million square feet of travertine stone, the above photo is a close up of that stone. Edited with Adobe Photoshop for Windows Phone by upping the contrast a bit and cropping.

Rules

Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Phone Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

Social

We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.


  • #WPCpc
  • #StreetWPC

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!

Prize

One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (October 21) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

Good luck and have fun!
 

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Taken with the Nokia Lumia 920 - The texture is the wrist resting area of my laptop, I only used the basic Nokia Camera editing functions built into the Cyan update.
 

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Taken in the London zoo. They have a very nice reptile area over there. I even thought about using this for the previous contest, glad I waited :)

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Standard Nokia app tune-up
 

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Taken with a Lumia 920 summer of 2013. This is a pillar of the great tori (gate) at Miyajima, Japan. As the tide comes and goes, it is easy at various times to walk to the gate. Other times, the gate is partially submerged. Coins tossed by those praying and making wishes at the site are imbedded in the side of the pillars of the gate.

The red color of the wooden structure can be seen, encrusted with barnacles and coins.

No processing other than possible reframing in Nokia Camera.
 

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Taken with a Lumia 1020 and Nokia Camera. Crop with GIMP.
It is a picture of the wall of the Alad?a manastir. Alad?a manastir is a cave monastery in Bulgaria.

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Device: HTC 8X.
Camera app: Default.
Photo Edits: None.
Photo Description: Green Marble Flooring Tiles.
Sent from my WP 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
 

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Zip editing done.
Was helping sister move, walked off and spotted this. Snapped a photo. I will never know if it was alive or not.
 

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Nokia Lumia 925, taken at the Berlin Botanische Gartenleaf.jpeg
I should say that it is cropped to 1080p to use as a desktop background, no other processing. Obviously it's a leaf, but I can't tell you which plant I'm afraid!
 
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This is a close-up picture of the cotton weave of a sleeping kimono. The leaf symbol represents the Tokugawa shogunate. Taken with Lumia 1020 all settings auto and just cropped.
Sent with my Lumia 1020 using tapatalk.
 

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Here's one taken with my Lumia 520. Yes, a Lumia 520 is entering the fray. Lowly as it may be, I think the texture is a pretty good texture.

It's a cork coaster where I keep my coffee mug on my desk. Colors washed out using Lumia Creative Studio, which is the only editing I did to it.

I used the ProShot app to take the picture with manual focus, otherwise it was just a blur. I challenge anyone else to get a clearer shot of a coaster made of cork using a Lumia 520 and it not be blurry. I was quite pleased, as this shot was illuminated from the side, and shot from a distance of 1.25" away from the surface, using a 5X magnifier lens clamped to the phone camera.
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You have to open it full screen to really get the detail. Not bad from a slightly older generation Lumia. I used to use this photo to show my iPhone and Android friends/co-workers what Windows Phones could do, Saying "Lets see your phone do this". And it is not even the 1020.

From a WP Lumia 920. Stock Lumia Camera software. Not edited except playing with the focus feature when I took it. Stats on OneDrive show "Shot: 1/260 f/2", "2000 x 3552". Taken 9/7/2013.

There were tons of these black grasshoppers everywhere. This was the only one that would pose for the camera. Wonder what this shot would look like on my 1520 and if I had any clue how to work the camera. :winktongue:
 

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Broken Bricks and a Lonely(25$) Green

one day I was Going for a evening walk. I saw a old house that was about to fall. THen i like the texture of the bricks, I clicked it with my Nokia Lumia 920.
I used Nokia Camera Beta to take this picture. I did not use any other filters or optimisations.
Thank you.
 

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This is one of my favorite pictures taken using my HTC Radar. I was sitting on an old wooden bench and saw at one end a fresh guava tree stalk through the cracks of the wood alongside a dried up leaf. I love this image so much I made it my profile picture in Fhotoroom. :) As always, I edited this using Fhotoroom and Fantasia.
 

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Taken in Flaam, Norway. on a NL1020, no lens, no editing


  • #WPCpc
  • #StreetWPC
 

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