The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘City Life’. For this challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share their best photos that capture city life such as street scenes, shots of the urban environment, city skylines, people going about their daily lives or street portraits. Here is a small selection of some of the best photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @g.vale, @tomtomvohs, @jawdoc2, @chasread, @_lupo_solitario_, @sombra_y_luz, @kakousima_kuriko, @dviviano, @iphotokunst and @detailsofberlin

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Lockdown’. For this challenge start sharing some of your best mobile photos from this year’s ‘Lockdown’ – For this challenge think about empty city streets, socially distanced countryside walks, mask wearing portraits and happy times with family.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Lockdown’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_143 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 – “I was walking down the streets of my city when I saw this man leaning against the wall. He immediately attracted my attention: he seemed to seek refreshment in the warm beam of light, as in a momentary respite from the darkness and the cold of winter.

Shot on iPhone 7 and edited in Snapseed.”

Mighty Real

Mighty Real‘ by @tomtomvohs – “My shot ‘Mighty Real’ was taken onboard the Toronto subway as we were departing from Main Street station. I took the shot from the back window of the last car with an iPhone 6 Plus. The orange hue seemed so magical and soft so I super-saturated the colour to accentuate that effect. I also slightly moved the camera to obtain the blurred effect to distort the people and ‘drag’ the lighting. ”

Greenbelt

Greenbelt‘ by @jawdoc2 – “I’m always on the lookout for an interesting perspective whilst walking around our city Vancouver, Canada. I enjoy views from above, and although I do not have a drone, I often walk across bridges and look down. I noticed this beautiful curve within the green space below and waited for a person of interest to walk into the scene. I didn’t wait long for someone to appear, and wearing a green top was an added bonus.

Shot on my iPhone Xs max and edited in Snapseed.”

December downdraft

December downdraft‘ by @chasread – “The view uptown on NYC’s fabled Broadway, just south of Times Square, where the bright lights are absorbed into moist air and fog on an unseasonably warm (72°F) December evening. Illuminated steam conveniently fills negative space as a pedestrian dodges traffic and hustles home through the scene.

Shot with iPhone X using the Blackie App camera and cropped in Snapseed. ”

Time flies over us but leaves it’s shadow behind.

Time flies over us but leaves it’s shadow behind.‘ by @_lupo_solitario_ – “As a photographer, I try to freeze time in moments that I capture through the lens of my mobile camera. This photograph depicts my vision of the alternate realities that we live in. The city life comprises of many situations where we have to traverse between these realities. The picture showcases the transition between the dimensions of “Light” and “Shadow” and how they are interrelated. I took the photograph from my rooftop when I saw three children planning on what to play and saw their shadows having a meeting of their own. I hope the viewers could relate to the theme of city life and how it gives rise to these dimensions that we dwell in.”

The Diner

The Diner‘ by @sombra_y_luz – “This image is pretty much straight out of iPhone camera… just a little tweaking with the crop. The lady in red presented herself so beautifully as she gazed down at her (I assume) menu. I loved the way the window created a frame around her. ”

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Untitled‘ by @kakousima_kuriko – “There was a round window at the station and I could see the railroad tracks. I felt like I was on a floating train. The photo was taken with Xperia SO-03H and edited in Instagram and Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @detailsofberlin – “This “tunnel” is an entrance area of an office building in Berlin which I found on a way to a concert. I asked my husband to pose for me to give it some dimension. The photo was shot on iPhone and edited with Enlight and VSCO.”

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Untitled‘ by @dviviano – “The photo taken with my Huawei P20 lite dates back to a late September afternoon. I was intrigued by the red of this large showcase illuminated by a low light that reflected the ordered vertical series of balconies that matched the horizontal one of the shoes on display. I didn’t have to wait long for a few passers-by to arrive in a busy pedestrian street. I did some minor tweaks with Adobe Photoshop Express.”

The man in the bowler hat

The man in the bowler hat‘ by @iphotokunst

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Lockdown’. For this challenge start sharing some of your best mobile photos from this year’s ‘Lockdown’ – For this challenge think about empty city streets, socially distanced countryside walks, mask wearing portraits and happy times with family.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Lockdown’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_143 on Instagram.

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

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