When I made my most recent phone choice, one of the key factors in my decision was the camera resolution on the different phone models. Along with mp3 players and alarm clocks, smart phones have taken over the point and shoot camera – allowing everyone to be a photographer.
The Mobile Photo Awards were created in 2011 by Canadian Daniel Berman as a way to “recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities.” The organization now holds exhibits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, and Melbourne and has given out $25,000 directly to artists and photographers.
Here are eight of my favorites from the Travel by Trover category. You can go to mobilephotoawards.com/ to see more photos and categories.
Special thank-you to Daniel and all the photographers for providing the captions.
Richmond Bridge, UK (1st Place)
by Carole Boleman
The image “No Parking” was shot in late September 2013 at the Richmond Bridge in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Richmond Bridge is the oldest surviving Thames bridge in London.
by Atle Ronningen
This bridge is located in Utladalen, Norway’s deepest valley. Multiple mountain peaks that are more than 2,000 metres in height surround this valley. The bridge was not on the path to my destination but I just had to try walking on it.
Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland
by Ludwig Wagner
This image was shot on a farm near a village called Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland during harvest season in August 2013. An interesting fact about the village is that it’s home to Hillsborough Castle, which is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II when she visits Northern Ireland.