The theme for the last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Connections’. For the challenge, the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos that make a connection between the viewer and subject, or between those featured within the image or that tell a story.

Featured photographers this week include: @echo_hanne, @magdalena.szurek, @mariyon_enoki, @aniraz95, @rawsdeb_ru, @rosiekimages, @sezwhophoto, @the.r.a.b.b.i.t, @venkatesulu, @persiflagepics, @emmafwright, and @jinipapi.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Beauty’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the idea of beauty. Think about photos that use capture portraits of people or animals, of wonderful landscapes, or the tiny details of nature.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beauty’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_137 on Instagram.

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

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Line from a song!

Line from a song!‘ by @echo_hanne – “This photo was taken about 2 years ago during a visit to Vienna in Austria. I was walking down the main shopping street and saw this beautiful face in a window. I was immediately fascinated by the reflection and the calmness this face represented. I captured it with an iPhone 7 plus, then cropped and edited it with Snapseed and Instagram. It still makes me feel calm and down to earth every time I look at it!”

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Untitled‘ by @magdalena.szurek – “I love reflections in water and this is another photo of me in a reflection, this time, among the walls of one of the buildings in Warsaw’s Praga.”

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Untitled‘ by @mariyon_enoki – “I took this photo witha Huswei P20 Pro HW-01K. Everything is edited on my smartphone using Instagram and Snapseed. I wanted to convey an atmosphere between the leather jacket, a naked light bulb and his feelings.”

Portrait shot of my sister

Portrait shot of my sister‘ by @aniraz95 – “This photo was taken with an iPhone X during the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration in 2019 in our hometown in Taiping, in the state of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is renowned for its Lake Gardens which was the first public garden established during the British rule in Malaysia in the 1880s, and now a landmark of beautiful, huge, very old, trees. We made a special trip to the Taiping Lake Gardens that day for a photoshoot as it has become a modern tradition to take photos with family members during Eid-ul-Fitr. My sister and I are very close and we had a lot of fun that day.

My sister asked me to take her picture standing in front of one of the beautiful trees. However, in the end, I had to use the Stage Light mode of the iPhone X portrait mode to enhance the photograph as the texture and colour of the tree drowns her face and headscarf. I made slight edits using Snapseed to straighten, crop, remove blemishes and enhance colours. ”

A grandparent’s love is strong and deep, filled with memories to cherish and keep!

A grandparent’s love is strong and deep, filled with memories to cherish and keep!‘ by @rawsdeb_ru – “I took this photo using my iPhone showing my hand with my husbands and my baby grandsons. Our little grandson has been a much wanted baby and after rounds of IVF he is such a loved baby! I wanted to show in this photo the connection and love of grandparents and baby grandson. It was edited in Snapseed and edited to black and white. ”

Inspiration

Inspiration‘ by @rosiekimages – “Walking on the beach at low tide, I saw in the distance a man in a wheelchair, wheeling himself out onto the sand bar accompanied by two other men, one carrying a surfboard. I was quite far away, too far to get a good shot. As I contemplated how I could discreetly get closer to him without being intrusive, I was distracted by some activity in the other direction. When I looked back towards him, he had already gotten into the water with the surfboard. But, there sat the chair, somewhat surreal, unoccupied on the sand bar. I walked quickly over and started shooting. After getting some shots, the man turned around to me, walked back towards the chair, gave me a smile and a nod and wheeled the chair back onto the shore. This experience spoke to me of the human capacity for strength, determination and faith.

I shot in the native cam, intentionally overexposing, to achieve a more ethereal mood and applied some final tuning in Snapseed. ”

“One thing seems certain: It will be awhile for duets to regain their place in dance culture… But in real life, duets have cropped up everywhere. Your partner is a stranger; the stage is the sidewalk.”

One thing seems certain: It will be awhile for duets to regain their place in dance culture… But in real life, duets have cropped up everywhere. Your partner is a stranger; the stage is the sidewalk.” by @sezwhophoto – “I live in a third floor apartment about 100 metres from a major teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia. During the coronavirus pandemic my balcony has become my refuge. From my birds-eye view I noticed that the shadows of the passersby revealed something special and the flow of shadows created a narrative of life.

The shadows that pass beneath my balcony each day don’t reveal the persons skin colour or race, their politics, their faith or their sexual identity. But the shadows do tell us something beautiful about our shared humanity.

The series title of this work is : The Ascent of Us. (The title refers to “The Ascent of Man” by British mathematician Jacob Bronowski and the “Us” comes from New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s “They are us” speech after the Christchurch massacre.)

All images are made and edited (Snapseed) entirely on my iPhone.”

Panchikawatte

PANCHIKAWATTE‘ by @the.r.a.b.b.i.t – “Panchikawatte is a neighbourhood in Colombo that is flagged with stores specialising and selling auto parts. The atmosphere here is flanked with a strong smell of fuel and the streets depict hardworking individuals earning their livelihoods. The happy chap portrayed in the picture is one of the many who owns a makeshift stall in the busy streets of Panchikawatte. He works all day and often through the nights. He greets all his clients cheerfully with a big smile and has not let hard labour get the better of his good nature. That is what inspired me to take his picture at this moment in time.

Shot on iPhone 8 Plus and edited on Snapseed. ”

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Untitled‘ by @venkatesulu

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me‘ by @emmafwright

New Zealand falcon or karearea

New Zealand falcon or karearea‘ by @jinipapi

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Beauty’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture the idea of beauty. Think about photos that use capture portraits of people or animals, of wonderful landscapes, or the tiny details of nature.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beauty’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_137 on Instagram.

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

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