08-27-2014 12:02 PM
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  1. Sam Sabri's Avatar

    It's time for another weekly photo contest. Last week we decided to tackle motion with our Windows Phone cameras. Now this week we'll try and capture the outdoors. Get outside and shoot!


    This week our theme this week is outdoors. Daytime, nighttime it doesn't matter. Just take an hour or two and show us the world and landscapes around you. Live in a densely populated area? That's OK, you can show us your cityscape . Just don't show us your manscape.

    The outdoors can mean different things to different people. So we're leaving it up to you to interpret the theme 'outdoors'. You can drive to Yosemite and show us the valley floor or head up to your local park overlooking the city. Just get outside and shoot something impressive!

    The photo above was captured by me near Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, San Diego. It's mid-way through a little hike you can take to get down to the beach. I captured it using the Lumia 1520 using Nokia Camera. I then used Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone to adjust the vibrance, shadows and highlights. Then I cropped it for the site.


    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 (the thread you're reading right now :p )
    - 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


    We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram and Twitter 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
    • #outdoorswpc

    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!


    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 (August 26) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.
    Last edited by Sam Sabri; 08-20-2014 at 04:42 PM.
    08-20-2014 04:21 PM
  2. David Guzman3's Avatar
    What link?
    Ajit Jadhav likes this.
    08-20-2014 04:31 PM
  3. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    The thread you're reading right now :)
    08-20-2014 04:34 PM
  4. Gor Badoyan's Avatar
    Photo was taken by Lumia 920. It's near Qarahunj in Armenia. It was edited by Photoshop. Broke up with my girlfriend on that day but at least got few nice shots.
    08-20-2014 04:37 PM
  5. anon(5872827)'s Avatar

    taken by 925 and edited in creative studio
    just outside of Sparta in Peloponnese , Greece
    08-20-2014 04:43 PM
  6. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Mt. Rainier - Taken in the parking lot at Paradise prior to climbing to the summit.

    Taken on July 30, 2014 with my Lumia 925 using Nokia Camera. No post touch-up other than cropping.

    08-20-2014 04:44 PM
  7. JohnWMack's Avatar
    This photo was taken with my 625 while on vacation at the Grand Canyon. No special filters, just the basic installed camera app.
    08-20-2014 04:46 PM
  8. doraemon_918's Avatar
    Photo was taken using Lumia 920, near Silver Lake Utah, US. I edited this photo using the phone edit. I like to do hiking and taking pictures with my Lumia 920.
    08-20-2014 04:46 PM
  9. Deaconclgi's Avatar
    Winter 2013, temperature of -16 and a wind chill of -44.....


    The very thought of the word "Outdoors" would cause agony, anger and frustration! Hearing someone else even speak of "Outdoors" would be followed by a gasp and boisterous "shut your mouth!!!" and the mention of snow would almost cause violence in the office.

    I took this photo with my Nokia Lumia 1020, no editing and the Super Sensitive Touch screen allowed me to keep my gloves on and that is why to this day....I still have 10 fingers. I heard frost bite can get you quickly...
    08-20-2014 04:47 PM
  10. richard_rsp's Avatar

    Hi! This above is a picture I took of the Hubbard Glacier in Eastern Alaska! I would like to submit it for the Weekly Photo Contest. This photo was taken on our Alaskan cruise, and there is no better phone I could have brought than a Lumia! There were many, many outdoor pictures that i took; however, this was one of my favorites.

    As a side note: If you have not been to Alaska, go. Its absolutely incredible!

    I took it with my Lumia Icon (DP 8.1, no Cyan) using the Nokia camera app. This is actually the low resolution picture (5mp).
    No editing, no special software.

    08-20-2014 04:48 PM
  11. jammytech's Avatar
    Nokia lumia 1520, edited with snapseed on nexus 7.
    Attached Thumbnails 1408567675532.jpg  
    08-20-2014 04:48 PM
  12. efost7873's Avatar

    This was taken using my Nokia Lumia 1020 near Springfield, Illinois. My fiance and I were out driving, figured it was a gorgeous day out so why not take some time to get some scenic shots while we were out. The image was fine-tuned using Nokia Creative Studio.
    08-20-2014 04:49 PM
  13. naggy31's Avatar

    Camera - Lumia 1520
    Location - Mumbai(Bombay), India
    I was driving down the street one morning with this eye catching view beside me. Hope you'll like it :)
    08-20-2014 04:50 PM
  14. Lilleverden's Avatar
    This is taken the first day had my Lumia 930, Picture is taken 5 july(was Lucky and got it early :) cropped and edited some in photshop Express on my 930. Location is Mo i Rana, Norway
    08-20-2014 04:50 PM
  15. adnandj's Avatar
    08-20-2014 04:53 PM
  16. xerox13ster's Avatar
    Taken by Lumia 1520, Nokia Pro Camera no editing. Was outside on a smoke break and saw the egg laying on the ground, just wanted to get a clear look inside with flash, but got an amazing photo out of it. Might be a little morbid, but as far as outdoors goes, it's as real as it gets.
    08-20-2014 04:53 PM
  17. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Picture taken with the lumia 920.
    I have so many pictures of beautiful landscapes that I couldn't choose, so I decided to go out and try something new. So I took this picture in my neighborhood using a pond like a kind of mirror which ended up creating a really cool effect!
    (btw this was taken in the evening so I'm pretty impressed by what the 920 can still do :D)

    EDIT: this guy 4 posts above me totally beat me xD
    08-20-2014 04:54 PM
  18. pawianxc's Avatar
    Lumia 1320, taken in Poland, Subcarpathia, just ordinary bike trip..:) edited by system auto-fix - it's just a little brighter than original shot.
    08-20-2014 04:54 PM
  19. pssdeva's Avatar

    This photo was captured by me near Dandeli, a hill station in Karnataka, India. Found this while hiking. I captured it using Lumia 820 using Nokia Camera. No editing has been done.
    Guytronic, roysud, N_LaRUE and 2 others like this.
    08-20-2014 04:54 PM
  20. 88rocket's Avatar

    I think one of my first photo's taken with my Lumia 1020.
    It came out very nice, for someone with zero photo experience.
    Photo was taken early 2014, from a sightseeing tower (Flaestoren), in a forest near Tilburg in the Netherlands, just saw the view and I had to make a picture with my brand new Lumia 1020 at the time. And many pictures did follow...
    No post-processing was done. What you see is what you get.
    08-20-2014 04:55 PM
  21. bygbyron3's Avatar
    Oregon coast over the weekend

    Lumia Icon

    08-20-2014 04:56 PM
  22. MA83's Avatar
    Wild flowers growing on my in-laws' property one year after the Black Forest Fire.
    The lake by our apartment.
    Clouds over the Rockies.

    These were all taken with a Lumia Icon using Nokia ProCam. No modifications.
    08-20-2014 04:56 PM
  23. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    Found this little guy outside my uncle's house resting in the morning "Shade". Snapped the photo with my Lumia 928 and with the help of Splashbox I removed all the color, but the frog. Turned out great and I use this as my lockscreen photo.

    08-20-2014 05:00 PM
  24. Benetnach's Avatar
    Hello, first time post.

    I would like to share this pic. Taken with Lumia 822 Dev.Preview.


    Taken on the highway near Hipolito Coahuila Mexico.
    No effects or any editing on it, using Nokia Camera only.

    Best Regars form Monclova Mexico.
    sorry for bad english :-)
    08-20-2014 05:01 PM
  25. DmitriMedina's Avatar
    Take it with a Nokia lumia 1020
    In guanica Puerto Ricowp_20130818_17_06_38_pro20130819001334.jpg
    08-20-2014 05:02 PM
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