December 18, 2021
Welcome to this week’s Smartphone Picture of the Week, our online feature showcasing the best of your smartphone photography. Each week, we select and share favourite smartphone photograph taken by our online followers.
This week’s image is by Jay Mason-Burns, taken using a Huawei P20 Pro.
“I’m a self taught amateur Tog from Selly Oak, Birmingham. I enjoy street, documentary and urban photography, but I also like to experiment with new techniques, most recently with an Infrared camera.
My photo, ‘Rush Hour’, was taken on the bus during my morning commute. Stuck in heavy traffic and buffeted by the worst of Storm Barra, the conditions were dark and stormy and I kept looking at how the brake-lights of the traffic in front of us were glowing through the window condensation.
I grabbed my Huawei P20Pro phone in standard mode, focused on the condensation of the window and tried a couple of shots. This had the effect of throwing everything behind the window out of focus, thus creating the glowing abstract bokeh.
I then imported the photo to Mobile Lightroom and lightly edited the image to bring out the texture of the condensation and boost the colour vibrancy. I particularly like this photo because it’s what my myopic world looks like when I take my spectacles off!!
Instagram – @jayjayjjetplane (street photo) & @jayjayjjetski (this 2nd account is where ‘Rush Hour’ was posted).
Twitter – @jayjayjjetplane
Website – https://jayjayjjetplane.myportfolio.com/
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