Smartphone Photography - City Scenes (Original Series)

Hello there Steemians!

A few months back, I created an original series called City Scenes exclusively for Steemit, brought to you in either color or black and white to showcase street photos I take some of which have been nominated for mobile photography awards and published in online magazines and Instagram hubs.

For this week's post, I'm going with color as I happened to be out last week in some very gorgeous, spring-like weather (in the middle of winter) which was very inspiring, indeed! And the light was super lovely, too. What's more, people seemed really happy to be able to mill about under the sun some with short sleeves and dresses, some with light coats and just suits but all with an extra bounce in their step! Good weather is always a good excuse for good moods and, of course to capture street shots to share with you!

So, without further ado, I hereby present my latest version of City Scenes!



















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It was so beautiful out , it felt so unreal and then we get hit with yesterday’s storm :D

Hello my dear! Thank you! I know! What lovely few days we had! Now I'm wanting spring, big time!
Hope you are well! Sending <3

All is well, I’ll be leaving next weekend , keep me in your prayers .

Sending blessings your way . Xoxox

Ah! Glad to hear it! Leaving? Hopefully for a nice long vacation! You deserve it! Relax and take care of hard working mama!
Much <3

Wow my dear friend, those are outstanding photography! How did you do that? Actually I can't take that kind of photography! Amazing and absolutely brilliant captures!


Hello dear friend! always a pleasure to hear from you!

Thank you so very much for your lovely support!

Cheers right back! :D

Wow these are sights to behold.
Your camera must be superb and wonderful. I don't think my phone can do such. What App did you use for these beauties?

Thank you! I have a great app on my iphone called Hipstamatic! It's cool!

I would love to make use of that App sometime


Thanks very kindly! x

great post

Thank you very much! x

Your posts just get better and better! I am no way surprised that some have been nominated for awards or published in magazines they are amazing!! It shows that it doesn't matter what camera you have it's the person behind the lens, and that's so true here, you are so talented at capturing street photography and people. Looks like there are some amazing characters in New York too!! Speak soon! :) xx

Smiles, there are some real characters here in NYC! I would love to see what you and Chris make of it when you two visit! I really appreciate your lovely words coming from a talent like you means a lot! It's always nice to hear from you! Sending lot's of xo! Say hello to Chris!

Awww me too! Well you never know, we could always come for a long weekend one time! I love reading your posts, I'm eagerly awaiting the next! Always great to hear from you too <3 Chris saus Hi! xx

Cool shots on the stret! love it!

Thank you kindly! :D

Brilliant pics to be seen excellent post loved it :)

Thanks Starboye! :D


wao, amazing and nice photography from you,, its looking great and epic,, all photos are wonderful and marvelous.
Please see my posts also

Thank you dear! Will do x

Fantastic clicks every shot is a stunning shot wonderful to see it dear :) thanks for sharing

Hello my dear cutiepie! Thank you so much for stopping by! big xo

This post has received 100% upvote from @minnowspower thanks to: @theguruasia

MinnowsPower is not a bot, I am a Crowdfunding Hybrid

WOW, thanks so much @minnowspower and @theguruasia :D

DSLR's or Smartphones, whatever you use. If you really have the passion in photography, you can really get these awesome pictures. :) Keep it up!

Thank you my dear! Very kind! :D

you just made my weekend more interesting with your post wow feeling this is really cool work :)

Amazing Photography @ilanaakoundi , Which Phone Did You Use ..
Quality Of the Camera Looks Very Good For Photography :)
Also I like Your tattoo Here :

  • photography takes an instant out of time
    altering life by holding it still !

Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments too! I recently started to use an iPhone X - a reluctant change from my iPhone 6 which I loved. Both are excellent for photography. I also use a camera app called Hipstamatic which has cool retro looking filters.
I'm so glad you like the post, I also liked the lady with the tattoos!
Cheers! :D

The article you published is wonderful! Welcome to return to me, too.

Thank you! Will do!

Credit to the photographer. i feel iam Beside or Behind.such a great visuals.

thank you so very much! :D

Hi mam how are you?
Great collection. All photo is amazing. I like you photography mam.

Keep it up mam

Please man see my new post.

Thanks my dear! will do

I'm very well, thank you! How are you? x

wow mam, fabulous photography,
are you a photographer mam?

Thanks very much! I'm a passionate hobbyist photographer!

ohh! All picture is really wonderful.

Great post my friend. Always amazing your work. Greetings.

Thanks very much Jose! :D

You're welcome! I hope you continue to delight us with your publications.

Damn those photos are stunning man.

Thanks very much!

Nice composition!

Thank you! :D

I was waiting for you my dear congrats again these shots are magical amazing and wonderful
Last shots

Hello Soufiane! Thank you so much! How lovely are these two shots! :D

Yes to that! beautiful!

The work of unlimited photography serves as a media publication of certain moments only, but more than that, the photo is able to tell more than the words. At least this is implied in the number of photos in your post. These photos show a balance that wants to continue maintained. Cameras are not something that is normal for them, but they are able to echo and tell stories, then the result is very effective to communicate without having to be limited with the language.

Thanks for sharing.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Beautiful captures along the way in the city these looks so beautiful and nice always good to see your post dear :D

Hello my dear! Always so nice to hear from you! Thank you! x

Welcome dear friend .. our eyes looking for you!
I love the City Scenes series. in one word exceptional.
I was very happy to see that it was really good about street photography.
I have a great affinity for street photography. I have to say that you have signed the extraordinary work with the framing and shooting. You see very well and shoot very well.
Many praise, I offer my love and respect. hugs

Hello dear! Such lovely words have made me smile today! I love your street work! How blessed are we?
Steemit is such a great place for finding friends and fellow creatives and be able to support each other!
Hope you are having a very lovely weekend!
Love and respect right back! xo

wow amazing capture

Thank you! :D

wow wonderful street photography #ilanaa "City Scenes exclusively for Steemit" SooOoo beautifull all pictures, very fashionable ladies ^_^
Have a great weekend :)

Thank you dear! Appreciate you kind comments and support!
Hope your'e having a lovely weekend! x

Wauw!!!! This is such beautiful work!!! Congrats! I just joined Steemit earlier this evening and was out looking for likeminded folk when I stumbled upon your blog. Having just posted my very first entry here on Steemit, my account is nothing major yet, but I make street images as well, although very differently styled. Folowed.

Just took at look at your blog! Wow! Top work all around! Followed back with pleasure and resteemed your intro! Wishing you the very best of luck on Steemit!

Hi... Thank you for that!!!!! A quick question if you don't mind... I only got to see this comment of you now. Is there a way to get notified in Steemit of new comments on posts or replies on other peoples blogs? I feel really silly only getting back to you after 4 days... . Thanks in advance.

Hey there! Hmmm....good question! I haven't figured that out yet to be honest! I know what you mean, it's rather disconcerting to find comments days later especially building a blog. Here's a good intro by the fabulous @cryptofiend who's the go-to expert, hope it helps!
Cheers! :D

Hello there! Thank you for stopping by! Your kind comments, too! I'll pop over to your blog and have a look!

they are all beautiful pictures and also i said it as a street photographer they all have souls and their timings frames and compositions are perfect...!

thank you @ilanaakoundi for these stunning images and have a nice day... :)

Thanks dear friend! I feel the same when I look at your street shots! Good to see you today!
Sending best wishes to you and your lovely wife! :D

Your pictures are as wonderful as ever, my dear, Ilana. A big kiss to you.

Thanks so much J! Big x

I think this photos deserve an upvote. I hope they're your original photos because they look very nice.

Yes, thank you very much! All photographs are taken by me! :D

Wow, absolutely awesome to hear you've done so well with the City Scenes series! I can see why! These are fantastic, I could totally see these exhibited somewhere!

Thanks so much, Chris! Working on that! Hope you're well! How's the training going?

Be sure to keep us informed! Can't wait to see your post all about your new exhibit! Training's been on hold a bit this week, I think I overdid the last few weeks and needed a recovery week! That's my excuse anyway! Going to hop on the treadmill later and/or maybe an indoor bike ride but really get back to things tomorrow!

Good Lord! You're amazing! I'm lucky if I look in the direction of an indoor bike, it means I've managed to get to the gym to well, look in the direction of the indoor bike!
I will do. Early stages now, but I'm hoping and pushing for something nice in the summer! Fingers crossed!

Excellent photography Mam @ilanaakoundi, your collention of street photography is just awesome, all picture are incridible beautiful 😊
I wish you happy life 💕 Always welcome your new post new shots 😉

Thank you my dear! Wishing you a very happy life too! x

some incredible images in there, thanks for sharing!

Many thanks and for stopping by! :D

Beautiful pics.
I liked the third from the end, you had a great intuition there.
Thanks for sharing.

Thank very much!
Cheers :D


Thanks very much! :D

Upvoted. I always love seeing your series. Youve made me a fan of your work. Though its so hard to favorite and navigate the platform that sometimes if your're following to many ppl you can miss posts like this. but great stuff. are these from NTC by chance or all over. Id love to know generally the location of these.


Thanks for stopping by! Really appreciate it and your kind comments! Many of the photos were taken on 5th Avenue and a few on Park Avenue. A few were taken on 9th avenue further downtown, too!
Hope to see you again soon! :D

beautiful always!

Thank you my dear! Always lovely to hear from you! x

Wow! These are great. This is my favourite genre of photography and you do it very well. It's inspirational and you've got me thinking that maybe I'll reconsider selling my long lens as that's the only way I can take candid street shots without the fear of having to get too close. I know I should work on getting closer and engaging with people for my own personal development, but then you kinda break the magic a little bit.

Yup, the iPhone does let you get in close and not be noticed....most of the time, lol! Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by :D

I like them all, but the first one is really neat!

Thanks so much Kathleen!

For mobile photography damn your so talented cant stop staring

Hello lovely lady! Thank you and for stopping by! I'll pop over to your blog and have a look x

Great job ! Congratulations

The city scenes does indeed looks pretty great by the way !

Thank you! :D

a very good photo of friends, I really like it. I am sure if you are very talented and also you are a very professional phographer. because every photo you produce has its own meaning. I wait for the next surprise from each of your posts. best wishes from your friends.

Thank you very kindly! :D

thank you dear, this is a very good appreciation for me.

Hello! Photos in this post are very suitable for today's holiday! Do you celebrate an international women's day on March 8? If yes, then I congratulate you! ;)

Yes, we do! Thank you very kindly! :D

these photos are awesome! i like the lighting and editing!

inspiring, to upload some themed photos that I've taken over the years...

Nice pic

Great photos!

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