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We're in the middle of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. So this week we're going to capture it with our Windows Phones for the weekly photo contest.

Winner from last week

We had a ton of good entries into last week's curves contest, but I had to settle on the one I liked the most. Thanks to all who entered, you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check out all the other entries. This week's winner is...

R0VIN

Curves Winner

Congrats to R0VIN for his winning picture of a speaker case. He shot it with his HTC Radar (!!!) and edited the photo inside Fantasia and Fhotoroom.

Autumn

Autumn starts in late September and ends with the winter solstice in December. To celebrate, head out and capture autumn as best you can. Let's see those carved pumpkins, golden leaves and anything else that reminds you of this season. No autumn near you? You can still capture something that is the essence of autumn. Get creative!

Up above is a picture of my local pumpkin patch. I captured it around sunset with the Lumia 1520 and played around with the curves in Photoshop.

Rules

Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

  • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
  • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
  • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
  • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
  • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Phone Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

Social

We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

Here's how it looks this week.

  • #WCpc
  • #AutumnWC

This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!

Prize

One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (November 11) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

Quick PSA: We've set up dedicated sub-forum in the Windows Phone Central forums to keep the photo contests in one location going forward. You should bookmark this page, so you never miss a contest.

Good luck and have fun!

57 Comments
  • That kind of limits this week to the northern hemisphere.
  • Yep, what is autumn essence for example? I live in near equator. It is rain or shine.
  • Not if you use a picture from six months ago.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere? Find tree. Take leaf. Let is wilt. Place on sidewalk. Instant Autumn photo-op.
  • I don't find that funny. Your insular mentality is not good! WP is a global product, so is Windows Central.
  • Eucalyptus leaves don't look very "autumn"... even dead leaves :P
  • There's no date that you have to take a pic. It can be today, yesterday, last week, last year or two years ago. Just as long as it was taken with a Windows Phone. :)
  • That's no excuse for the insular mentality behind this particular contest. Windows Phone is not limited to only the Northern Hemisphere, much less the U.S.
  • So next week's contest would be about Summer/Spring. Happy now, mister insular?
  • A spring contest for south hemisphere would be nice
  • Congrats R0VIN, yours was one of my fav shots from the submissions. Fantastic pic!!
  • Thank you! :) Very honored you think so.
  • It's spring here. -_-
  • You didn't take any pics during last Autumn? Long as it's taken with a WP it doesn't matter when it was taken. :)
  • No, I have no Autumn pictures (nor Winter) for the simple reason that in my country (and others like mine) there is no Autumn or Winter. Both WP and Windows Central are global products so I find this whole thing irritating.
  • As suggested above, grab some leaves, age them by drying them out.... No reason to get irritated at something simple like this. Sorry you have no changing seasons, which I'm jealous of btw, but no reason that Windows Central should avoid a contest for seasons which alot of countries do have.
    Personally, I only have a L521 and no chance of ever winning so I'm in the same boat as those that can't enter.
  • How could you ever be jealous of seasons that dont change?
  • Well, I hate cold weather with a passion and would love to live on some tropical isle somewhere that stayed nice and warm all year.
  • Ha, I live near the equator and hate it lol
  • I think you can still win, it's the orginality not the quality that makes you shine. I speak from experience, it's really funny sometimes when I get better - A grades for photography with my phone than people with DSLR's :) I own both, but I love taking pictures with smartphones. Do something creative, something that is not seen or at least not so often. It's all about Art.
  • I actually find it weird that you relate the changing of the season with dead leaves... for us in Australia it's usually rare to see trees with anything but green leaves, all year round. We do have imported trees (from the Northern Hemisphere) that drop their leaves, but they're in the minority (depending on the area). Autumn is really like a mini-Spring for us! It's the time for the first rains after a long, dry, Summer so all the plants (especially the weeds!) grow like crazy and put out flowers before Winter arrives. But Winter only really lasts for about 4 weeks and then it's into Spring. So yeah, when I think of Autumn I think of "rain, lots of flowers, weeds"... definitely not "dead leaves" :P
  • Doesn't matter how many MegaPixels you have... It's how you use them. I'm sure you compose some nice shots... I took this one on a 521 and remain very proud of it even though I moved on to 925 and now 1520.3 https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=37100CFAF6DBD84B!6245&authkey=!AI5...
  • Autumn? So winter is coming? :P
  • GOT FTW!
  • Nokia 810  photo room ​https://www.fhotoroom.com/fhotos/fhoto.asp?FhotoID=3420550 ​ ​
  • You must post it on the forums: http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... :)
  • Autumn is over.
  • Nope
  • And Winter is Coming. :P
  • https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/43859116/WP_20141024_13_35_12_Pro__h... Promontory Point Park, Chicago IL. Taken with Nokia Lumia 1020.
  • You must post it on the forums: http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... :) 1
  • http://instagram.com/p/vFb1hhqj-j/ Taken on a Nokia 625. Photo touch ups through Instagram. I love walking through this park and capturing the autumn leaves. Recently a storm came through and littered the ground with leaves.
  • You must post it on the forums: http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... :) 2
  • Calm after the storm   https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BF6D55A8301A85E0!107213&authkey=!A...
  • You must post it on the forums: http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... :) 3
  • Its written Windows Phone Central twice.. Just wanted to let you know...
  • Your entry still needs to be in the forums?? What does this mean? If I upload my picture on insta, twitter and fotoroom that does not count as entry in the contest? What else I have to do?
  • It's here :)  http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... :)
  • Thanks.. :)
  • From the article itself:  
    Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers! Here's how it looks this week. #WCpc #AutumnWC This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!
  • If only there is autumn here.
  • Wow! Now I can have non-free apps from the market. :) Thanks, Sam! :D
  • Congratulations :)
  • Use them well :D
  • Sam S..... The Lumia 430 is coming.
  • Hahahah really
  • Yes!!! The Lumia 430❗❗❗❗
    .............................
    The page says "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone"... That could only mean a low end device... They are suggesting that the 530 doesn't already bring mobile technology to everyone, so they are most likely going even lower with a device that will be so cheep, and good, that it will sell in huge quantities, most likely starting at free on contract, and $49.99 off.. This is what I suggested they do a few weeks ago... The Lumia 430❗
  •  http://forums.windowscentral.com/photo-contests/321708-weekly-photo-cont... You must post your pics here :)
  • You can just dye your leaves in red and yellow if theres no autumn there hahah :) use imagination
     
  • http://instagram.com/p/vGTuCvIADf/# bunked lecture and went for a ride with friends when I clicked this.. Lumia 720.. Edited with the help of creative studio and fantasia painter free
  • Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers! Here's how it looks this week. #WCpc #AutumnWC This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!
  • So unless I am blind, I dont see when is the deadline to upload a photo for the contest. All I see is when a winner will be picked. Also, why is there a file size limit in the photo contest forum.  I can only upload the lesser 5mp pic form my 1520. I asked in the forums but got no answer.
  • Can I punify the competition and read it as "Or tum" and just take a photo of my belly? At the very least it'd be original.
  • Lumia white Balance for the World :)  (Article Picture)
  • I want to join :D
  • Autumn? It's full on winter in northern Sweden. :)
  • It is tough to get an autumn picture when you live in an industrial area