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Weekly photo contest: Trees

After last weeks more technical challenge, this week we're going back to a more simple topic for the weekly photo contest; trees. But even the simplest of topics can produce some incredible shots. The one up top, for example, isn't a particularly fancy setting, but it's one of the first outdoor shots I've been able to take using Rich Capture on the Lumia 830.

So, that's this weeks task. And a little heads up that we'll still be closing it down in the usual time frame, but we'll be skipping a new contest next week on account of being at various shows around the world. But before all of that, who won last weeks, Tilt Shift, inspired contest?

Winner: dirkprinsloo

Picking a winner is one of the worst parts of the contests, because there are so many great entries. This week we've gone for this effort from dirkprinsloo, shot in Johannesburg. Using a Lumia 1520 and Camera 360 Sight, the shot not only creates that "miniature city" look but it also captures the rain coming down in the distance. Right place at the right time and a great image.


Rules for this week's contest

Rules are going to be just like last week:

  • 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 Central, so I know how to contact the winner
  • Only ONE entry per week per person

How to use Tapatalk to post images in the Windows Central forums

We've got a great walkthrough on how to do just that!


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
  • #TreesWC

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 (March 3) 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 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!

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Tree-mendous....
  • Please leaf the bad jokes at home next time.
  • We can't bare tree jokes
  • Can it be a shrubbery?
  • NI!
  • The place in the photo looks familiar. Is it somewhere in the home counties? Possibly Herts.
  • In Lincolnshire, a small village outside of Lincoln
  • Way off! The flatness should have been a clue
  • Deserved winner. Great shot.
  • Thanks!!
  • Dirkprinsloo is that the name of a vegetable!!? Sorry!I couldn't resist.
  • Great shot though!
  • Dankie
  • First time I have been referred to as a vegetable! :-)
  • I commented on Windows central after a long time so I just went for it.
  • Are Plants Valid For the Contest :P
  • This should be interesting as most trees in the northern hemisphere are still bare. A month later and we could have had fall colors for the south and blooms for the north.
  • Nice