Taken on my iphone 3GS using Hipstamatic with Lucifer VI lens and Pistil film.
This shot was taken when I visited the hospital this week after a
random and rather alarming amount bruising a swelling appeared on my
hip/groin area as if from nowhere. Whilst I was sitting in the
treatment room waiting for the Doctor I noticed this bizarrely named
valve on the wall and HAD to capture it.
-Andrew Shearer

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This photo was taken with an iPhone 3G using the Hipstamatic app. The settings are as follows:
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Blanko
Flash: Off
My girlfriend and I were trying out Santouka Ramen for the first time while I grabbed this shot. I only took one shot and I was satisfied with how it came out. We both agree that Santouka is better than Orochon.
-Steve Lamas


Location: Kennebunk Beach, Maine
Camera: iPhone 3G
Software: iPhone camera app
Technique: Held up phone, took picture
Story: I came around the corner and saw this truly stunning, flooring sunset. One of the best so far in my life.
-Tristan Houtz

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Shot with an iPhone 3G and the standard Camera app, no special technique or whatsoever.
I gave my little cousin my old iPod shuffle and he was sitting there the whole day with it like this.
-Zeljko Petrovic

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Here is a pic I shot yesterday with my Nokia N78 with standard settings. Didn't think much about it really I just wanted to capture the beautiful sunset, it was about 7:55pm if I'm not mistaken. The picture is unedited, I just had to resize it to 800x600 in photoshop.
I was at my back balcony of my summer house in my village in the Aegean Sea. I don't know if it's relevant to the contest but the village is called Olympos and it is on Karpathos island of Greece.
-Nick Kastell


I used a stock HTC Desire, with stock camera app and my kitchen lamp, IKEA
lamp and a 20W philips tornado energy saving lighbulb (best light bulbs
ever).
-Hans Jákup Danielsen

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Was shopping for plants at our local evil wholesale conglomorate, when I saw the biggest and most beautiful butterfly I've ever seen. Its body was easily the size of my thumb.
-Chris Haskell

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Hans Ning On the go
-Hans Ning


This pic was taken one day on the way out to my parents house. They live in the middle of nowhere in Iowa. My wife thought I was crazy when I pulled over on the side of the highway and walked out in the middle of the road with my iPhone 3G to snap this pic. I think it turned out very well.
-Landon

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An unlikely sight. Connecticut Av. in DC at 6:00PM. No people. The reason? Presidential motorcade.
-Paul Sherno

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It was a complete accident that it looked like this, but i thoiught it was the most worthy of my pictures as it was the most original, i hope.
The only photoshop tool i used on this was to change the image's size down to the required 800.
-Ethan Barr


I shot this picture with my C905 on no flash mode about a year ago on a round of what we called "Psychedelic Golf". After playing a surprisingly good game for that state of being our golf cart ran out of battery. As we pushed it back over the train tracks I told them to stop because I felt the need to take a picture of what was happening, as I looked out at the cart I was surprised by the sun deciding to part take in the moment pose with them.
-Cris Balmaceda

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Cell Phone : Apple iPhone 3G
Location : Nanital, India
Description/Story : Clicked this awesome photo in this wonderful place in India, nd most funny thing is that after taking this photograph a small wave came towards us nd my phone stopped working bt after hours of pampering my phone with blowdryer. It started.
-Addittya Kanodia

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Picture was taken with a Nokia N95-3. Color mode was black & white and just normal automatic mode.
The story is simple that I was just goofing off at work. It was a crazy day and ended up working late. After loading up with coffee, I was spinning around in my chair and took this picture.
-Nate Jamison


Nexus one, pic say edited. Old shimano 8 speed road bike chain sitting in a Mason jar waiting for cleaning. Idk why I found it an interesting object to shoot. I guess perhaps because it's helped me travel so far. I'm an avid cyclist.
-Vincent Newman

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I used my iPhone with 3G iOS4 to take this picture!
photo depicts the way I do every day for work, I am AS3 programmer!
The path is not always clean and asphalt! We have to learn to walk on any surface!
-Victor Carvalho Tavernari

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Photo was taken with an Evo 4G, with the default camera app and default settings.
-Kelly


So, I took this pic with my nokia 6131, using the photo app that comes with it. there was a night mode option to brighten the photo, but I didn't use it.
"I took this photo on a night ride with my uncle, while he stopped at an ATM to make a withdrawl. I stayed in the car waiting and noticed that the light of a pole that went through the glass of the vehicle was causing an interesting effect on my cordon.When I switched on the camera, I noticed that the yellow light from the pole had left my skin with a hue close to the cordon and interesting shadows had appeared on my face."
-matthaus rabelo da costa

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I have titled it Warship at Sunset. It is a picture mainly of the sunset on the Ohio River in Evansville Indiana with a slight peek of an original LST from World War II that was purchased back from Greece and restored to how it looked during World War II. Especially meaningful to me since my Grandfather whom I never got to meet, landed on the beaches of Normandy in one of these. Thankfully several weeks after D-Day but in the face of war no less. To me the picture just resembled a time that has ended but sadly as one era of War ends another is soon to begin.
Phone: Droid Eris
Original Resolution: 2592x1728 72dpi
ISO: 100
Resized for contest in Photoshop but no further editing or manipulation
-Justin Ricketts

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Cellphone: HTC Hero (CDMA, Sprint), It has a 5 mega-pixel camera with auto focus
Apps Used: Camera 360 Free, Photoshop.com Mobile
Story: This is my first challenge. I searched "camera" in the marketplace and download about 10 apps. I ended up trying Camera 360 first and liked it. The picture is of a radio tower at a local police station. I used Photoshop.com mobile to play with contrast, colors, and add the blur.
-Adam Bean


Taken with the iphone 2g about 2 weeks ago when I was home in Liverpool England at burbo bank. Edited using a touch of color.
-Mark Alger

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This picture was shot using a MyTouch 3G Slide with the stock camera app. I reduced the contrast and sharpness a bit to give it a more even flow, and increased the saturation so you can see the yellows in the sky better.
This photo was taken in Chicago from along the Chicago River banks (31 stories above them actually from my condo balcony) right after the major thunderstorm that hit Wednesday night. The storm cleared out right as the sun was setting and made for a beautiful yellow and red hue across a partially cloudy skyline.
-Matt Hessler

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The shot is taken with my iPhone 3GS and the app I use is Chase Jarvis' Best Camera and to be very technical all I did was warm it and put a vignette on it. I'm actually shooting into the sun which normally doesn't work out so well with the camera, but the clouds helped to block the blow out. I've been doing an "i365" with the app and phone since January, and have found it's one of the best things I could pick up.
-Robert Chestnut


Iphone 3GS
natural, no software used to alter the image.
This picture was taken Tuesday when DC was hit by a huge and quick thunderstom. It was 8:30 pm and this was the front of the storm.
-Nils Bertrand

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Equiptment: HTC Droid Incredible
After-effects: None
Story: My 8-month old nephew, Oliver, was in town visiting us in Atlanta along with his parents so we thought we'd take them all to the Atlanta Aquarium.
-Craig Villari

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I took this on my way to work using my 3GS. I did some slight editing using the Photoshop app. Enjoy.
-Torvic Vardamis


I use a SideKick LX 09 which has a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash (which is horrible and i never use it). the photos it captures are actually very very decent during the daylight. some may look washed out, but over-all very clear for what my purposes are. capturing moments to later share with my friends. I am an fine art student, so I do know good composition, therefore I believe that skill, in itself, can make ANY camera the best camera.
-Jeff Reyes Javier

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Nokia E63
Original photo, no changes.
My son playing in the sunset.
-gerardo madeira

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Must paint that door.
Iphone 3G, MorLomo app.
-Stephen MacDonald


Cellphone: samsung u600
About photo: The photo was taken during a trip
-Gabriel Rampani

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Nokia 5800, no app used, the technology was just waiting for the right moment. This photo was taken during the sunrise on a summer morning.
-jandir da silva

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This is not a wide shot so I don't know if you can use it. This was the line for Butter Beer at the second day of opening weekend at the wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like standing in line 3 hours to do the Forbidden Adventure ride was not bad enough. The good news was that all the other rides at Universal Islands of Adventure had no more than a 20 munite wait.
-Bob Carlson


Cellphone: HTC Incredible (ADR6300)
Resolution: 8mp - 5:3 (3264x1952)
Lens: Built in.
Flash: Off.
Exposure: Automatic.
Focus: Automatic.
Subject: After what felt like about 100 attempts to get my cat to sit still, I managed to get a clear shot where he was hamming it up and the cellphone camera was cooperating. I wrestled with focus problems, slow exposures causing blur, and of course the temperamental nature of my model just to eek out a photo I was really happy with.
-Dave Stephens

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Shot with my HTC hero using the toy camera filter from the Fxcamera app set at 5 mp. The kid is my girlfriend's son. I took him to the local pond to feed the swans.
-Creed

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Sony Ericsson w580i (Camera with 2.0 mega pixels)
- Software PhotoDJ (native instrument);
- 1.0 mega pixel size used;
I decided to take a picture of my bike because with it you come to work every day. My faithful companion today. It's a Honda CG 125 model, 1988. The end result after this picture could change it in PhotoDJ, which is already included in the unit. I increased the contrast and reduces glare. Only.
-Murilo Borto


I work in construction management and ended up being the last one to leave the job-site out here at UCLA last night. Thus, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to take a cool shot of the big drill rig we've got out here installing shoring soldier beams. This photo is the 3rd of 5 photos I took with my Nexus One (Froyo 2.2) stock camera app. It was tricky to get the right exposure on the foreground with the sun being where it was - I toyed around with the exposure control and location of the sun in the pictures. Once satisfied, I uploaded the picture, re-sized per your requirements, and here we are.
- Omar Zuberi

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View from my internship office building overlooking the Singapore River and pub place Boat Quay
Took picture through glass window, was cloudy and slightly overcast
Photo quality not so good due to camera plus processing, though noise might have helped (not sure) give it some of that elusive "character"
Used iPhone 3G (need to upgrade soon)
Apps used
- TiltShiftGen to create the tilt-shift effect and to increase saturation and contrast by a bit
- PhotoForge for curves adjustment and cropping
-Karl Villanueva

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Took this photo in London today with an Apple iPhone 3GS, Edited using the 'TiltShiftGen' App.
Couldnt resist a photo of these reflections of bright lights in the water.
-Charlie Davis


This was shot with an iPhone 3G in our rehearsal room. That amp in the picture is a VHT, and the blur-effect was made using the Photoshop.com Mobile App. I shot this photo because the drumset was at a gig, so we couldn't practice. I shot some photos of the band, and then I became bored and shot silly things. Like this amp.
-Niklas Brenten

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While at a family reunion in Moose Jaw we saw this used liquor store bag attached to a string and hanging in a gazebo. We declared it a 'Canadian Pinata' and called it a day. Unfortunately it was not filled with poutine, making it a clever fake. I am amazed my old iPhone 2G can till manage a good picture once in awhile. No editing was done except for the resizing.
-Damon Widynowski

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The CellPhone is a N95 8G. I used the camera with: Auto flash, tone color: vivid; White Balance: sunny day;
Exposure Compensation: +0.5; Sharpness: Soft, Contrast +2; ISO: High.
I grabbed an apple to eat. After I saw what looked like a bite of the apple logo, remembered the Challenge Photo of Gizmodo
and decided to shoot. I did not use filters or special light, clicked like a normal photo of Di-to-day. After seeing the picture on
the computer screen I decided to edit.
I used the editor that normally comes on Symbian OS. Slightly increase the contrast and light, and resized to 800x600.
Igor S. Couto


At this day the sky was clouded with the nightfall making this effect, so i picked up my Iphone 3gs and i took this picture
-Rodrigo Camargo

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I raise insects for work and this is a picture of the house fly pupae
during cleaning process. I took this picture with my iPhone.
-Melissa Doyle

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Cellphone: Motorola Cliq XT
App: Stock Camera
Technique: No technique, I just tried to give the "man" protagonism.
I took this picture on 6/23. I called it "Eyes covered" because it seemed to me like a man was covering his eyes.
I was bored at work and peeled off two little sticker from a Postal Stamps packet. I made a cross-like figure and then crossed the "hands." I then put it in the border of my desk (since its adhesive) and took the photo with my cellphone.
-Geovannie Acosta


Iphone 3GS, HDR Pro app, full desaturation on the slider, half contrast, half brightness.
I was walking down Olympic Blvd in West LA and saw the clouds, they looked pretty epic so I figured, I'm not in a hurry, I'll snap a couple pictures. I opened up the HDR Pro app, and took the brightest exposure on the sky, then tapped the trees for the darker exposure. Apparently my human tripod skills aren't the best and the two images wheren't in the same position. What happened was a lucky mistake in the ghosting effect of just the trees. I wish i could say it was on purpose, but hey, sometimes the mistakes are what create the best art.
-Adam McFarlane

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No filters, no shading or coloring, just Hi Res (5MP) with "Super Fine" quality and a crazy sky. I chose this one in particular because of the motion blur, simply cause…..well, I thought it looked cool. The storm was a doosey, flooding parts of downtown and causing tornado sirens to go off, but the cinematic shots of the skyline, sunset, even the storm itself were totally worth it!
-Tony Licavoli

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HTC desire and a little rubber duck.
Stock photo app with some sharpness and contrast settings.
-Kenn Cleary


Camera: iPhone 2G (first generation)
Post: Photoshop mobile (on phone, following rules. Less sat, more contrast, soft edges.)
I was in Vegas for a few days this week. After grabbing a quick lunch I checked the shooting challenge on my phone, and then wandered out into the hall at the Mandalay Bay shops and looked up and saw this skylight, so I snapped this picture with my iPhone. Took me a few tries to get the framing just right, and then I did the post work on the phone while sitting in the casino.
-Benjamin Bunch

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My friends and I hiked Mount Katahdin in the middle of the night to see the sunrise. I forgot my real camera at home, so I had to use my iPhone 2g. Turns out it churned out some pretty sweet looks.
-Nick Starno