Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature



As the sun was setting, the clouds were rolling in …

I was stunned by the scene, I quickly grabbed my iPhone and was able to capture it through the car window while hubby was going 70 mph. I cropped the pic, but colors and lights are original. For the black and white version, I increased contrast and made it a little darker.

I’ve visited this special series more than several times. Here are a few comments I gathered: one said, “This is absolutely beautiful and mind-blowing at the same time!”, another, “I’m blown away from all your pictures here and on earlier posts.”, then “…totally, completely awesome show.” and more… I was in awe the first time I visited the site and am still in awe.  Take a look!

See Sally’s fabulous editing and processing with apps.


54 responses

  1. By the way, thanks for the link to Random VIVIDness!

    July 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    • Amy

      I thought you’d enjoy LD’s night light shots :) Happy week!

      July 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

  2. What a capture Amy. These iPhones are so great to have at our fingertips for such moments.

    July 7, 2014 at 10:24 am

  3. Beautiful clouds. I know my daughter would go crazy for them :)

    July 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

  4. I like the monochrome image that gives more definition to the clouds. On the other hand the original has a soft watercolor-like quality. Happy Photo Challenge.

    July 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

    • Amy

      Glad you like the monochrome image. I was amazed by that the iPhone could capture the scene through the car window while the car was driving at high speed… Thank you, Sally!

      July 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      • Well done.

        July 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

        • Amy


          July 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

  5. Wow! That’s an amazing sky! I like both versions. Great shooting and processing! :-)

    July 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    • Amy

      Thank you, Jackie! Cool little device :)

      July 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      • I agree! I love my iPhone. :-)

        July 8, 2014 at 4:09 am

  6. I love the colors in the first one as well as the height of the clouds and the tiny sun caught at the bottom.


    July 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

    • Amy

      I like the first one too:) Thank you for stopping by, Janet!

      July 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  7. Wow! what a capture, Amy! so dramatic! love both :)

    July 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    • Amy

      I’m happy with this little mobile device:) thank you, Lola!

      July 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  8. Amy, I know how challenging it is to shoot while a car is moving. Then there is the fact these clouds are so powerful and I LOVE how you changed the one to black and white. Wow. Great job! Love, Amy

    July 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so much! This little phone captured both the sunset and the clouds :) <3 <3

      July 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      • I KNOW. Amazing! I just bought a trac phone. Only 3GM photos BUT I will see what I can do! Who knows? I may get lucky!!! LOL Love, Amy

        July 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        • Amy

          Your magic fingers will make it work, I’m so sure :) :)

          July 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          • We’ll see. I am still trying to figure out how to put contacts in for my phone. Maybe the directions would help. LOL xx

            July 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

  9. Thanks for sharing this fiery sky, Amy. That it’s taken from a fast moving car is amazing.

    July 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    • Amy

      And through the window :) can’t complain about the result. Thank you, Jet!

      July 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  10. Pingback: Pnoneography Challenge: Reflections of Nature | decocraftsdigicrafts

  11. Pingback: decocraftsdigicrafts

  12. Stunning photos. :D

    July 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  13. another fabulous sunset! wow…..

    July 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Toboyo! :)

      July 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  14. Incredible sky color @Amy

    July 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    • Amy

      not bad from this little phone :) thank you for stopping by.

      July 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  15. You are just one smart photographer! Awesome.

    July 7, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Seeker! I was under some pressure since the car was running so fast :)

      July 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

  16. Super capture at high speed, Amy! Strangely, I like the monotone better :)

    July 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    • Amy

      Glad you like the monotone better. I decided to convert it the last minute :)

      July 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

  17. How beautiful…..our world is in color?

    July 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    • Amy

      The clouds moved in pretty fast. It was even more colorful 6, 7 minutes before I captured this one.

      July 8, 2014 at 8:19 am

      • I love clouds of any color!

        July 8, 2014 at 8:32 am

        • Amy

          Me too :)

          July 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

  18. Lovely sky Amy, well done capturing it at speed. :)

    July 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    • Amy

      Indeed, at speed. Thank you for visiting, Amanda. :)

      July 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

  19. an amazing sky!!! Love!!!!

    July 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

    • Amy

      especially before the storm comes. Knowing how you photography, so glad you like it. Thank you, Cybele!

      July 8, 2014 at 8:23 am

  20. Gorgeous, Amy! It would work for Lisa’s ‘One world…’ too? Though I don’t know the exact time. Thank you for reminding me about Sally. I will go right now or it just won’t happen. :)

    July 8, 2014 at 3:15 am

    • Amy

      Thank you, Jo! I think this one is a little early time for Lisa’s, she is on 9 -10 this week.
      I felt like I had to move faster than 70 mph to capture the scene :)

      July 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

  21. I love the color version the most. Taking photos from the car with the phone is so much fun, and always amazes me that we can get such good photos with no blur even if going 70 miles/hour!

    July 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

    • Amy

      Yea, no blur, I was truly amazed. :) Thank you, Angeline!

      July 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  22. Beautiful! I love cloud photos and that is a great one.

    July 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for visiting, Mary :)

      July 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  23. gorgeous Amy…the colours are breath taking

    July 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    • Amy

      My little iPhone worked pretty hard to catch this one :) Thank you, Jo!

      July 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

  24. Wow! One of the few instances were I can’t decide which one I like better. I love the color hues of the first one. But the B&W really is cool as well. I guess you captured the perfect view.

    July 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    • Amy

      The orange sunset and the gold clouds are what I’ll remember :) Thank you for spending time here, Rommel!

      July 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

  25. Lovely photos Amy. And thank you very much for the link. I was wondering who those comments were about. :)

    July 18, 2014 at 6:03 am

    • Amy

      Welcome back, Dragon! Hope you enjoyed your three-month long vacation (seems that long) :)

      July 18, 2014 at 7:40 am

  26. Pingback: Birds of a Feather … flock on Lazimpat | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

Thank you for visiting! Love to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s