Phoneography Monday: Nature

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Leaf litter surrounds

puddle cloud reflection false

primordial swamp: life

photographs taken with iPhone 4s

Sally the blogger who runs this challenge and is found at

Has asked her participants some questions. Here are my answers.

. What have you liked most about the challenge? As the iPhone is a new addition to my snapping capabilities I don’t have photos stored in archives. I have to get out and about to take a photo for the week. It makes me look at what I am seeing in a new way although it annoys my husband as I am constantly saying on our walks ” Hold on, I just want to take a photo.”

2. What changes would you like to see over the next few months? Year?

Being a creature of habit I’m happy with how it is but if you change it I’ll go with the flow.

3. What suggestions do you have? For example, would you like another category to be added to Challenger’s Choice?

No, I like being able to choose that last week, but again I’ll go with the flow.

4. Would you like me to interview and/or showcase a well-known Phoneographer?

It is always interesting to see other people’s work and hear how they do it so I’d say yes.

5. Do you have a favorite post that you did for the challenge? Do you have a favorite post of another photographer’s entry?

There have been some great photos entered but I don’t think I could find a favourite without hours searching so I’m afraid I will pass on this part of the question.

6. Would you be interested in the challenge sponsoring a juried exhibition? The top entry would be selected by a guest photographer, and there also would be a Reader’s Choice.

It doesn’t matter to me one way or the other. Sometimes I worry that it can cause disappointment as the level of experience of the photographers are so different. With the challenge we all try to do our best and it is taken in that way.

7.  If you are a reader rather than a participant, what do you enjoy most about these challenges? Do you have suggestions?

8. Do you have ideas to increase participation?

Maybe devise a badge so it can be clearly seen. I am doing a page for challenges at the moment and those with a badge do stand out more clearly.

9. Other Comments:

I think you are doing a great job. A competition (as in your question above) may actually get more people participating  for the competition and some may flow over into the challenge.

Thank you and Good luck



About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Phoneography Monday: Nature

  1. andy1076 says:

    I used to have an iPhone, until I got myself my Galaxy S3, though I have to admit I do miss the iPhone at times 🙂


  2. Your image does evoke “reflections,” and your poem is an apt response to the woods and its mystery and seductive powers. Thank you for your thoughtful answers. Happy Phoneography Monday.


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  5. I love this photo. I drive my family made when I have to get the phone out when I don’t have my Fujifilm with me. It means I am never without a camera. 😀


  6. FireBonnet says:

    I really am drawn to that reflection… it’s like a whole other world in the puddle. Nice!


  7. Is it really only Tuesday? Feels like much later in the week so I was surprised when I saw all the new entries. Lovely photo, Irene. I love reflections.



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