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Blazing Sulphur Crests

Blazing Crests   20 July 2015 (Nokia Lumia 530, windows phone)
20 July 2015   (Nokia Lumia 530, windows CameroPro )

phoneography imageIt’s Black and White week over at Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, so I’ve converted my image to grayscale, sharpened it, and reduced the quality before saving.

Works for me.


I think the default on this camera phone is Windows 8 CameraPro. Last week, I finally discovered that there isn’t a macro or closeup setting on the new Nokia Camera – no wonder I was having trouble. I’ve downloaded an app to take care of this, but have yet to learn to use it.  I hate not having a side camera button, like on the Nokia Lumia 520.

I hope you are having a lovely day.  🙂


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

12 thoughts on “Blazing Sulphur Crests

    1. Hi Barbara. It helps if I put on my glasses and read things! I’ll have to have a proper read about using cameras on phones. I used to just rely on the automatic settings. 🙂


  1. Yes, Both look good. No idea what you are talking about, my brain not technically oriented. We are going to have less birds around us now, people over the road have chopped 3 huge gums down, took 3 & 1/2 days, feel sorry for all the homeless birds. Not good to have such tall trees on small suburban blocks (every time there was a storm I was expecting them to fall across the road), but shame to destroy them.

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    1. Oh yes, Sue, those old gums are dangerous in suburbs. More likely to come crashing down on a hot still day, than during a storm. No doubt the people will have to plant six trees in their place, that’s the rule here in some parts. We used to clean at a winery and they cleared away lots of trees, and to compensate they planted three times as many along their interior roadways. Those fast-growing smaller gums.


      1. Don’t think they have to replace in our suburb. Their front yard is only small. Don’t know how they got approval to remove them though. Usually if you can’t hug it you can’t cut it and they were definitely in that category. Friend Susan has huge tree in her backyard (Findon), and her neighbour started chopping at it, Council told him he could get a fine up to 120k. Brian has one in his backyard (Hyde Park), that spans right across and into both neighbours, he has to get approval just to repair storm damage to it. As you can see 2 different areas but rules the same, so it has us puzzled as to how they got approval. The original owners of the house probably didn’t realise how tall the trees would grow, they also had 2 Morton Bay Figs in the backyard (they cost $5,000 to remove 4 years ago when the block was sub-divided). In the wrong business (3 days work for 5 grand, wow).

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      2. Oh wow. The trees must have been dangerous – it’s the only way you can get a permit. They couldn’t get that elm tree, out front of our place, down quick enough once the limb fell across the service road!


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