The Bi-annual Strand Ephemera is almost over for its 2013 outing. Some amazing and quirky sculptures have been on display for the public to view along The Strand beachfront in Townsville. The conditions have been a major challenge to Gallery Services and the exhibiting artists as almost gale force winds have persisted for most of the week.These images were taken on iPhone and my DSLR with some "free lens" experiments. This is an amazing trick that one of my Norwegian students taught me. You disconnect the camera lens, hold it in front of the camera body and angle it to skew the focal plane. It works just like a tilt shift lens and gives you another optical look without the expense of a new lens. My contribution to the event is to hold an iPhone workshop to encourage people to shoot some mobile phone images and upload them to instagram with the tag #strandephemera as part of a photographic competition.