As another week closes and a new one starts, here is the weekly showcase of mobile photography submissions from the Mobiography Flickr Group. Featured mobile photographers this week include Matthew Clements, Tracey Renehan, Liz Traynor, Andy Butler, Rob Pearson-Wright and Dilshad Corleone.
End of Day
‘End of Day’ by Matthew Clements – “I shot this image just after sunset from what is known as “The Street”, a natural pier of shingle which is revealed at low tide and stretches half a mile out from Whitstable beach. It is a unique spot to photograph from and standing at the edge you feel like you are in the sea itself.
The scene that night after sunset reminded me of the desolate landscapes in ‘end of days’ disaster movies. Trying to capture this mood, I used Hipstamatic with the high contrast combination of John S lens and BlackeysSupergrain film, followed by a crop and light editing in Snapseed.”
‘The Voyeur’ by Andy Butler – “This shot was taken on a family day out at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. My son was running around like a child possessed and was fasinated by the view out of the glass window on the stairway. I was drawn to the angle as I looked on from above against the ground below. As I readied the shot a group of people walked into the viewfinders line of sight. I love the connection between my son as he looks on at the people below. The photo was shot with Oggl using the Jane lens and Sugar film then the contrast enhanced and outer edge vignetting in Snapseed.”
‘Evolution’ by Tracey Renehan – “This shot was taken during the Mobile Photo Workshop – Street Photography workshop. My original intent was to try to capture an eye-to-eye connection with the older man in the centre. He struck me as an alert, content and peaceful man. My curiosity was increased by the playful way he held his flowered umbrella, almost as if he was dancing with a woman. Whilst waiting it out, I felt various levels of curious interest from most of his fellow commuters. As the train started to depart, I took the shot – feeling a little disappointed. Overall, the image spoke to me about the curiosity levels of different age groups. Shot with Hipstamatic and edited in Snapseed.”
Monk..ey Business 1
‘Monk..ey Business 1’ by Liz Traynor – “I saw these monks a week ago when I visited the Victorian National Gallery. They were sitting next to the most amazing and serene exhibit – a large pool of water filled with white china bowls of varying sizes. A current slowly moved the bowls around and they made a beautiful clinking noise as they gently bumped into one another. It was so soothing and relaxing, the sort of thing you might think that Monks would be into. Anyway, when I glanced in their direction, I noticed that they were not paying the slightest bit of attention to this wonderful scene in front of them but were all entirely engrossed in whatever they were doing on their phones. It seemed like such a strange juxtaposition that I couldn’t whip my own iPhone out fast enough to capture this moment. ”
Heaven on Earth
‘Heaven on Earth’ by Rob Pearson-Wright – “I had gone on a photo walkabout in London’s West End and was busy snapping an interesting guy on one side of the street. I looked across the road for a moment and my eyes widened. The photo Gods had given me a perfect opportunity. Standing in front of a set of wings in a shop window was this man, kind of posing. I crossed the road as soon as I could, hoping he wouldn’t move away. It was quite busy on the pavement with shoppers passing between him and I frequently, so I knew I would have to time the shot between passers by. I lined up the angle and shot from the hip. Bingo! I needed very little editing for the image. Just a conversion to black and white and a slight adjust of brightness in Snapseed.”
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