10-23-2014 01:40 PM
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  1. Sam Sabri's Avatar

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


    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 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


    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!


    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!
    10-16-2014 03:38 PM
  2. jpace731's Avatar
    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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    Last edited by jpace731; 10-16-2014 at 04:09 PM. Reason: attachment error
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    10-16-2014 04:05 PM
  3. Niels Matthijs's Avatar
    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 :)


    Lumia 920
    Standard Nokia app tune-up
    10-16-2014 04:09 PM
  4. Mark Richey's Avatar
    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.
    Compiux, amrut_m and Zomby Jeezus like this.
    10-16-2014 04:14 PM
  5. Waseem Gabour's Avatar
    A picture of slates (rock tiles) in my balcony

    Device : ATIV S
    App : Fantasia Painter

    amrut_m, Zomby Jeezus and sflkdr like this.
    10-16-2014 04:26 PM
  6. tid2711's Avatar
    Taken with a Lumia 1020 and Nokia Camera. Crop with GIMP.
    It is a picture of the wall of the Alada manastir. Alada manastir is a cave monastery in Bulgaria.

    Ivan Hristov, Jim Bob4 and R0VIN like this.
    10-16-2014 04:28 PM
  7. TheBluesOne's Avatar
    Device: HTC 8X.
    Camera app: Default.
    Photo Edits: None.
    Photo Description: Green Marble Flooring Tiles.
    Sent from my WP 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20141017_001.jpg  
    ojo otter and Mihailo Simic like this.
    10-16-2014 04:29 PM
  8. Chuck4Prez1Day's Avatar
    Lumia 1020 using a micro lens. edited crop and fix by crop, rotate, auto-fix option. Carpet :)

    10-16-2014 04:51 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar

    Nokia Lumia 920
    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.
    10-16-2014 04:57 PM
  10. pauljwells's Avatar
    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!
    Last edited by pauljwells; 10-17-2014 at 04:17 PM.
    R0VIN, Compiux, amrut_m and 5 others like this.
    10-16-2014 05:07 PM
  11. anon(5872827)'s Avatar
    taken with 925
    the back of my ASUS transformer tf 101
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    10-16-2014 05:10 PM
  12. DarwinPurol's Avatar
    Taking with HTC 8X. Wall made of leaves tied up and stitched.
    R0VIN and realwarder like this.
    10-16-2014 05:31 PM
  13. Jim Bob4's Avatar
    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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    10-16-2014 05:36 PM
  14. Alessio Vettori's Avatar
    Taken with my Lumia1020 (Nokia Camera). Edited with Lumia Creative Studio.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_20140609_18_40_35_pro.jpg  
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    10-16-2014 06:17 PM
  15. rhapdog's Avatar
    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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    10-16-2014 07:31 PM
  16. Hayabusa21's Avatar

    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.
    10-16-2014 07:35 PM
  17. nitheesh1996's Avatar
    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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    10-16-2014 08:03 PM
  18. R0VIN's Avatar

    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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    10-16-2014 08:19 PM
  19. bAN01TgAZ's Avatar
    Taken in Flaam, Norway. on a NL1020, no lens, no editing

    • #WPCpc
    • #StreetWPC
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    10-16-2014 08:25 PM
  20. ElProPio11's Avatar
    A macro from a peel of a tree, taken by Nokia Camera Beta on Lumia 720, edited on Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone.
    Compiux and Snuuz like this.
    10-16-2014 08:28 PM
  21. Kyanet Subba's Avatar
    Marble slate taken at local park with Lumia 1020 edited with fantasia painter
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    10-16-2014 08:51 PM
  22. Hotvak123's Avatar
    This moth was soaking up the sun
    using HTC 8x
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    Last edited by Hotvak123; 10-16-2014 at 09:56 PM.
    10-16-2014 09:30 PM
  23. marillionfloyd's Avatar

    Taken from my Lumia 925
    Edited a little using Creative Studio & Adobe.
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    10-16-2014 10:17 PM
  24. 67avaness's Avatar
    I took this photo with my lumia 920 which Ive had for more than a year now and I took this photo with the built in Lumia camera and I used the Lumia Creative studio to edit it with(I changed the intensity and I made the details more visible and enhanced, I love my editing apps) I took this photo and this is my Duve Cover lol im always in bed at night studying or reading or playing with wp_20141016_22_48_55_pro.jpgmy phone and tablet and i love textiles as im always going to Ikea and buying new covers and bed sheets. I saw the contest and registered with WPC for the first time so heres hoping to more participation. Thanks WPC
    10-16-2014 10:24 PM
  25. Jan Bony's Avatar
    Taken with a Samsung ATIV S Neo originally Win 8 now Win 8.1 No editing and just the default software. Very ugly scarf that has served as a back drop for several pictures for a digital photo class.
    VioletRarity likes this.
    10-16-2014 10:44 PM
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