Weekly Mobile Photography Theme #GoldenHour


Each week the Better Mobile Photos Community Facebook group hosts a weekly photography theme inviting members to share mobile phone photos, techniques, tips, favourite apps and editing techniques. It is a fun, supportive and social community, specifically for Android and iPhone photographers of all levels.

Last week’s theme #GoldenHour resulted in some stunning submissions of sunsets and sunrises. There were some beautiful colours and reflections on water.

The winners (#PeoplesChoice) are determined by the number of likes and comments received from the group. Below, you will see last weeks winning entries together with some other amazing contributions.  If you would like to see further photos from the winning photographers, simply click/tap on their names.

People’s Choice – Image by Frances Jack

The colours in Fran's photo are just stunning. Avoiding the temptation to brighten the dark foreground has left the colours of the sky a real feature of the image. The angle of the ground and positioning of the person make the photo perfectly balanced.  The inclusion of the "fellow hood wearing friend" allows us to visualise being there and being a part of the setting.

People’s Choice – Image by Isabella Matthews

Isabella’s photo is like a post card. The pier takes our attention from the bottom of the photo up into the centre to meet the brilliant sunset colours. The clouds which are similar to Frances’ photo above, also show stunning colours. The sweeping cloud formation creates a calming mood.

People’s Choice – Image by Erin Nicholson
People’s Choice – Image by Erin Nicholson

Erin's photo really captures not only the golden hour theme, but also highlights an amazing golden colour theme. This was Erin's first photo shared with the group, setting the bar high for herself! The reflection of the clouds captured in the shallows of the water is what really appealed to me in this photo. The composition is spot-on - the horizon and sun are both off-centre. This leaves room for our eye to wander around the photo.

Image by Mike James
Image by Jane Burns
Image by Karen Vanderpol
Image by Jurgen Martz
Image by Jayne Heycoop
Image by Mark Nelson
Image by Mark Nelson

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