Cellphone Photos – Nature: Winner & Honourable Mentions!

 

Better Photography’s readers were challenged to capture the raw beauty of the environment around them using only their cellphones, for last month’s theme on ‘Nature’. From insects and animals to majestic mountains and abandoned leaves, here is a look at some of the best images.

Don’t forget to participate in this month’s contest here.

Nominees

Photograph/Sneha Thakre

Photograph/Sneha Thakre

Photograph/Abhijit Ghosh

Photograph/Abhijit Ghosh

Photograph/Virat Singh

Photograph/Virat Singh

Photograph/Ravikanth Kurma

Photograph/Ravikanth Kurma

Photograph/Pranab Basak

Photograph/Pranab Basak

Photograph/Janaki Subramaniam

Photograph/Janaki Subramaniam

Photograph/Subrata Mondal

Photograph/Subrata Mondal

Honourable Mentions

Photograph/Sushant Arora

Photograph/Sushant Arora

A Flock of Three
Sushant Arora, Pune

What made me shoot this: The geese, along with the background and light came together for me.
What I learnt: Birds are constantly moving, but if one is patient, the perfect composition is possible.
Shot with: Xiaomi Mi3

Photograph/Santan Barthwal

Photograph/Santan Barthwal

The Perfect Camouflage
Santan Barthwal, Dehradun

What made me shoot this: I liked how almost all the shades in the spider’s body closely match the bark of the Eucalyptus tree.
What I learnt: I had to make sure that the interesting patterns in the spider were clearly visible. To do this, I had to increase the contrast of the image.
Shot with: Micromax Canvas Doodle 2

Photograph/Malou Reedorf

Photograph/Malou Reedorf

Might of the Mountain
Malou Reedorf, Italy

What made me shoot this: You can really see the difference in the landscape, in this image. The rocky snowy peaks in the background and green foreground are tied together by the falling snow.
What I learnt: Nature is constantly changing, each time I go out I see a different view of the same scene. No two days are the same.
Shot with: Samsung Galaxy S4

And… the winner is:

Photograph/Sutanu Parh

Photograph/Sutanu Parh

Urban Horses
Sutanu Parh, Kolkata

What made me shoot this: I saw the contrast between the horses grazing in the foreground and the glimpse of the concrete jungle in the
background.
What I learnt: To get the skyline and both the horses in frame that I had in mind, I had to get down really low in the grass. Changing the angle can change the entire composition of the image.
Shot with: Motorola Moto G

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