The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Adventure & Travel’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos that convey’s the idea of adventure and travel to far off lands or somewhere more closer to home. Here’s a small selection of some of the best photos that were tagged on Instagram in this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @_g.vale, @allophile_, @andrew_webb, @aniraz95, @arashrimus, @camera_n_i, @itisi_siru, @monajumaan, @roelwildervanck, and @sophie_did_a_thing.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Rainy Days’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of reflections in puddles, raindrops on windows or umbrella filled streets.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rainy Days’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_134 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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Untitled‘ by @_g.vale – “Climbing a mountain requires patience, strength and determination. When you reach the top, you feel an incredible sense of accomplishment and gratitude, just like in our lives, after we achieve a goal for which we worked really hard.

I took this photo from the top of Pania della Croce, a mountain in the Alpi Apuane, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the highest peak in the Panie Group (Gruppo delle Panie), located not far from the Tyrrhenian Sea coast. The view was priceless and breathtaking.

The only camera I had with me at that moment was my iPhone 7.”

Looking out over the hills of the Albaicín, from the heights of the Alhambra.

Looking out over the hills of the Albaicín, from the heights of the Alhambra.‘ by @allophile_ – “I’d been to Spain several times, but had not visited Andalucía. Granada is one of those fabled places that is so celebrated in prose, verse, and photography — one of those places that you fear might be overrated, since it’s so visited, so talked – about, so covered in glossy magazines and guidebooks. I can say, though, that my wife and I were completely delighted during our stay. “Enchanted” is one of those clichéd words that one is told to avoid; well, for us, that truly is how we felt. With all of the visitors during the day, it’s practically impossible to get a tourist-free photograph of the Alhambra. Looking out from the hilltop palace, though, the views continue to be timeless. The details in the architecture — practically every surface is intricately carved — are as compelling as the layers of history, and they frame the surrounding cityscape and landscape perfectly.

I took this with my iPhone X, using the native camera. Snapseed came in handy for balancing the exposure—some ‘digital burning and dodging’ so that the whitewashed buildings on the hillside, the moody sky and distant mountains, and the carving around the archway would all be visible.”

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life‘ by @andrew_webb – “This was shot on my iPhone 8 plus and edited with Blackie app at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney while waiting for our flight to Vietnam.

The huge windows offered a great view of the planes as they take off.”

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Ceiling

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Ceiling‘ by @aniraz95 – “I’ve always loved the design of the ceiling/roof of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA, Malaysia) in the departure driveway. Every time I go to the airport I will always stop and admire it. And of course take photographs of it.

The sexy and repetitive curves of the roof form always make me wonder at its beauty, plus the colours too. I would always try to take different angles of the roof.

For this photograph, I had arrived at the airport quite early and managed to take my time to compose the photos. I checked back and realised I only took three compositions but with various exposures and focus. This time it just occurred to me to take a close-up shot and fill the frame and enhance the flesh colour so that it stands in contrast to the blue of the sky that peeps in between where the curves join. I adjusted to balance the composition of the shot using the Rules of Thirds, which has become automatic for me because I believe it really balances the final image, and then I enhanced the colours slightly. ”

The Story of The Fish Food & The Little Girl

The Story of The Fish Food & The Little Girl‘ by @arashrimus – “When the word “Adventure” comes around we usually tend to think of an athlete hanging from the edge of a cliff located somewhere in the deep jungles of Amazon; but it’s cool to know a super simple trip to the coastline of a lake to feed the fish can be also considered as a full fledged adventure to a tiny little girl along with her grandmother as well, after all life’s full of big and small adventures! Photo captured in Tehran, Iran. – July, 2019”

At a safe distance

At a safe distance‘ by @camera_n_i – “Hong Kong has been facing the COVID-19 ordeal since January this year with the public being resilient. I took this shot in a MTR coach while the city struggled with the third wave of the covid cases.

I captured the shot from the highest possible perspective from where I was. The photo was edited on an iPhone using Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @itisi_siru – “This photo is actually just a still I took before shooting extensive Hyperlapse videos of the paths created by footprints in fresh snow on a frozen Lake Champlain. These videos ended up being used in a surrealist short dedicated to Maya Deren that I’m quite pleased with, put together using the LumaFusion app. Out of necessity, I do absolutely everything, from photography to cinematography to video editing, on my iPhone (I live with chronic pain that makes sitting at a computer desk very painful). When Apple announced a call for entries under the category of emptiness, I realized this still, edited using the Photoshop Express app, was the perfect entry and decided to share it. Unfortunately Apple never selected it.”

Throwback to an amazing time

Throwback to an amazing time‘ by @monajumaan – “One of the many beautiful sunsets during the 2019 photopills camp in Menorca. It was my first time there and there is something magical and whimsical about the place – the landscape, the night sky and last but not least the amazing locals. This shot was taken on the coastline of Es Migjorn Gran.”

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal‘ by @roelwildervanck – “This photo was taken during a tour through India where you of course visit the Taj Mahal. We went there early in the morning so that it wasn’t too crowded yet. This photo was taken from the mosque which is located on the west side. I chose the frog perspective so that the entire Taj Mahal is visible in the gate opening. This point of view makes the building even more impressive. The woman in red on the left emphasizes the enormous scale even more. I like to travel light so when traveling I only use my iPhone.”

There’s zero chance of feeling like it’s not worth it when you make it up to the views

There’s zero chance of feeling like it’s not worth it when you make it up to the views‘ by @sophie_did_a_thing – “Originally my friend and I went to a village in the Yorkshire Dales to see the waterfall. As we were driving up to the village I spotted the hill and instantly started mapping a route from the waterfall to the top. I just knew the views would be worth it. One of my favourite things on a hike is sitting and taking it all in from a place when you can see for miles!

The photo itself wasn’t really inspired by much, just me trying to remind myself that I made it to the top. Hence my feet in the photo. I don’t know why but it seems kind of symbolic when my joints are prone to dislocations at any moment.

As for editing the photo. All I did was lift the shadows, take out some of the highlight and then increase saturation and black point until the photo had that retro fade look. I do so love the faded look but I like to heighten the black points a little.”

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Rainy Days’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos of reflections in puddles, raindrops on windows or umbrella filled streets.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rainy Days’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_134 on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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