Weekly photo contest: Dessert

Let's get sweet for the photo contest this week. Our theme will be dessert and we'll be exploring the world of cakes, tarts, cookies, biscuits, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings and more!

Winner from last week

There were a ton of good entries into last week's HDR contest, but I had to settle on the one I liked the most. Congrats to nikito27 for winning! And congrats to everyone else who entered you're all very talented! Head to the forums to check out all entries.


HDR Winner

Congrats to nikito27 on the above photo. It's a beautiful shot of Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome captured by his Lumia 930. He used the HDR app 4Blend and retouched the photo using Adobe Photoshop. Isn't your Windows Phone wonderful?


Who doesn't look forward to dessert? Whether it's after dinner or just because, everyone loves dessert! Show us favorite dessert photo in this week's photo contest!

The above photo was captured by me using the Lumia 925. The ice cream is from Mora Iced Creamery on Bainbridge Island. Go there the next time you're visiting the Seattle area!


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


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.

  • #WPCpc
  • #SweetWPC

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!


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 (September 30) 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!

Sam Sabri
  • Sweet!!!!!! :p
  • Ahahaha!
  • Yes! Perfectly suitable comment. Well played.
  • +1020, my dyslexia took over and I was like desert, damn hard to find in the Adirondacks, then saw the ice cream and was like ooooh... I'll just take a picture of bacon and coffee.
  • Lel
  • Is nikito27 the same guy who cut up the cucumber on his 1520?
  • He is the guy behind the revelation of #TheFappening, so this is how he is thanked for his noble work ... ^0^
  • what about some BEER or WINE
  • Because Guinness eats like a meal.
  • I don't see anything special on that pic but I respect your decision, my hope isn't coming down, lets get ready for dessert.
  • I am planning to buy a dessert specifically for this competition... I better win haha
  • That's because you, like many others, do not understand true hdr. Therefore, you can't appreciate it. Maybe you actually educate yourself in photography rather than point a camera phone at something just bc someone says it takes good pictures.
  • I know photography, I have been clicking since an year or so... And I think that the winner's HDR isn't that special... The photo is great, but just not in terms of HDR. 
  • Exactly, the HDR effect isn't that special, and by the way I have two eyes that work perfectly fine, that said, I don't need anyone to say what looks good or bad, finally yes, there's a couple of WP that take awesome photos.
  • Asphalt overdrive
  • Released?
  • Ανδραβίδα
  • Γεια σου φίλε :)
  • Congrats nikito27...
  • who won lumia 730 and 830 ?
  • I did.. Lel kiddin, I never win anything... :P There's a post about the winners on the home page... I am pretty sure, you were not one of them... Better luck next time, Bruh...
  • Great photo
  • Dessert mmmm. Picture time now
  • I won't bother to compete..i use a 520 :-(
  • Me too but 520 can compete also.
  • The other guys will always have the advantage though... :\
  • There you have a point:(
  • Maybe I'll participate once, sometime...
  • You can when you get a higher end phone like the 920...520 doesn't even have pure view tech.. And no Carl Zeiss no flash....clearly it can't win against 920 thems... But do try..... Maybe you'll win :-)...
  • Yeah... It's ok about this, I'm on a diet anyway! :D
  • :-)
  • I think there should be special rules for low end lumia's giving them a chance to win
  • Then those rules will only apply to 520 users ya know...720 thems are ahead
  • I agree with arjan
  • I also do but i don't think they will
  • Someone ones said something like, a good photograph is to know where to stand. Don't worry, it's not only about the technical excellence... Just keep taking those photos!
  • Alright dude :-)
  • Simply having a better camera does not make one a better photographer. Just get some good lighting and your photos will be fine.
  • I'm not sure of that... Because i gotta a friend who uses a Lumia 822 but his photos are still... Lemme say..[thumbs down]... Is it the phone or it is that he is the worst at taking photos
  • Unless you're planning on taking your photo in a dark alley, you're on par with atleast half of us. I know we have a technicaly disadvantage of 5mp, but that shouldnt matter if you position well. I believe the Coffee photo contest winning shot was taken using a 1320, which essentially has the same cam as that of the 520.
  • Okay dude... My friend from Ukraine just bought a 920...i ain't gonna tell him about the contest "evil" :-)
  • What am I doing wrong? Honestly. I have a Nokia 1520 with Cyan and all the dev preview updates. I use the Nokia Beta app. Why can't I take a picture this good?! Am I doing it wrong?
  • some people said that photography is only for those who were born with the skills...
    I have a 1020 and I don't think I can beat all these Weekly Picture Contest winners :/
  • I'm gonna just clicking my camera button until something that looks this good happens! But there must be some techniques because the entires I saw looked great while my own look good.
  • I find lighting and weather are key..if both are favorable you can get great shots with just about anything. On the other hand if you have a hot, glary day with some dirty haze, it is near impossible to get even a decent photo no matter what equipment you have..
  • A person with a DSLR is not necessarily a photographer, it comes from within man... Even L520 can click heart warming pictures... 
  • Dude what are you saying.. You got a 20mp camera phone with you and you can't photos that good.... Try taking photos.. Like umm.. Lets say from a different angle
  • Ah sad... They never mentioned that for winning the competition you must use a higher end phone... :(
  • Except for the fact that one of the weeks someone won using a Lumia 1320 which only has a 5mp camera just like the 520
  • But once...
  • JUST LIKE 520? Nokia Lumia 1320 got LED flash, and 1080p video recording, Bruh... Also, there's a reason that L1320 is priced 320$ and L520 is priced 145$... Bigger the phone is, better is the experience of clicking a picture... 
  • Of course he or she would... 1320 has pureview.. Doesn't it?
  • Nope, no PureView. Same as 520 except for the flash, which the winning shot clearly did not use.  
  • Wow that HDR picture is AMAZING
  • Vggnshh fb BG .mlvv h
  • I'm hungry
  • These contests are disheartening. I like the photos, but c'mon, how can anyone compete with a shot of Rome?!
  • Yummy contest
  • Nice photo
  • Where I can upload picture .I am confuse
  • Go to the forum of this contest (on your PC) > reply> upload
    You're ready to go
  • This photo looks like Sam bought the Icecream just for posting its picture... No biggy, everyone is gonna do that for this competition, including me... To the dessert store, Gentlemen... 
  • Hey Sam,
    It would be cool to create a closed, sticky thread in the contest forum to be a gallery of all past contest winners. Suggest (photo) Name, WP Camera type, Software used, "Winner of Contest: -----"
    Just a thought.
  • Yeah good idea
  • Good one, I'm going to show off the desserts of Saudi Arabia
  • Congrats to the winner!
  • just a question sam, why not food altogether? congratz to the winner, btw  ;)
  • Because they said so. Why not any object anywhere?
  • doesnt hurt to ask, does it
  • Cause he'd run out of topics then, by the end of the year. Now he can categorize the Contest headings, as, well.. Appetizers, Junk, Drinks.. Meh.
  • Ahahaha omg, i can't believe i won! Hope that everyone likes the pic :)
  • It's fantastic.
  • Can I photograph my poop if it looks like chocolate ice cream
  • You sir are a genious
  • Yes. But only if you have yourself squatting over it with a sheepish grin on your face and a caption stating "I'm Mr Whippy".
  • I should be good at this one. I'm always eating desserts.lol
  • It's that ice cream in a box?
  • The best desserts come in liquid form :D
  • Oh I'm gonna have to eat so much desert this week .... to get the best shot of course, no other reason, nope
  • Why is that ice cream in a cardboard box?
  • That's one spectacular HDR photo... Well deserved... Note where to find the best desert here in JA...hmmm...Devon House maybe...hmmm....
  • ICE Cream in a Box ? This isn't one of those gourmet ice creams, the one that everyone rants about, and if I were to taste it like many other gourmet sweets, I'm utterly dissapointed.