iPhoneography { our backyard }

iphoneography - hopscotch
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iPhoneography images documenting what we do in our backyard.

Very often there is a call for iPhoneography entries for a competition or exhibition. I came across one allowing a maximum of 5 images to be submitted on the theme of ‘backyard’. For me, the ‘backyard’ theme is more than the small garden we have at the back of our house, it is the school my children go to, the local pub, the local convenience store, the local bric-a-brac shop. My backyard is my neighbourhood. The call for entries encouraged this wider perspective.

I gave it a little more thought and decided to challenge myself. My backyard is small, little more than an urban courtyard a few meters square with a few borders (which have been munched away by our pet rabbits). I decided in the end to restrict myself to iPhoneography images that were literally captured in my backyard.

iphoneography - work | rest | play

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

Gertrude Jekyll


Collection : our backyard – a place to work, rest and play

Note: If the images are too large please click on them to see them in lightbox view resized to suit screen resolution.

iphoneography - laundry

{ laundry }




iphoneography - sitting in a chair

{ resting }


iphoneography - where I stand

{ rene in wonderland }


  iphoneography - hopscotch

{ hopscotch }


I was honoured to see ‘hopscotch’ featured amongst the selection of 24 images of the week for 24th and 31st May 2013 by iPhoneography Central. Thank you.

This weekly gallery features 12 of the most outstanding iPhoneography submitted to the iPC Flickr group and elsewhere on the internet. The aim of the gallery is to show the very best of the wide variety of iPhone, iPad and iTouch art and photography. The artists are also asked to reveal the apps and workflows used in creating their amazing iPhone photographs and art which is detailed beneath each image… For a chance to be included in this weekly gallery, please join the iPC Flickr group and remember to add the process/Apps you used in order to be considered. Thank you.

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

See more of the weekly galleries from May 2013 at iPhoneography Central.



I was honoured to see ‘hopscotch’ featured amongst a selection of 4 images by Mortal Muses under the title of ‘Timeless Black and White’. Thank you.

…found myself drawn to the beautiful timeless black and white images.

Kirstin of Mortal Muses

See more of the article with the other selections from June 2013 at Mortal Muses.



iphoneography - hula hoop girl

{ playing with a hula hoop }


I am not too sure yet whether or not I will submit them but I’m pleased I came across the call for entries. It inspired me to create this iPhoneography collection.


This collection together with a few more can also be viewed on my Backspaces account at http://www.backspac.es/r/eQBJqLr495/our-backyard.


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  1. caroline macmoran says:

    This series is just amazing. Your work has such an “other-worldly” feel to me…while they are all just superb, laundry and rene in wonderland are so personally touching. Thank you for sharing your work.


    • Skip says:

      Hello Caroline. Thank you so much for your really kind words. I’m really delighted that you enjoy this collection. I’m working hard to be cohesive in what I do.

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