The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Color’. For this challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share their best colorful photos, be they bright and vibrant colors, contrasting color or more muted tones. Here is a small selection of some of the best photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @christinemignon, @aniraz95, @mwillis7777, @jessica_fiore_photographie, @jawdoc2, @gabigabibella, @bertatheexplorer, @mpinhoalves, @iphotokunst, @itisi_siru, and @_plantmyheart_.

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As the festive season is almost upon us, I thought it would be good for the theme of this week’s photo challenge to be ‘Festivities & Celebrations’. For this challenge start sharing some of your best mobile photos that capture the idea of ‘festivities and celebrations’ – Think Christmas, birthday parties, other religious celebrations as well as happy times.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘festivities and celebrations’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_146 on Instagram.

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

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Carnival in Trinidad

Carnival in Trinidad‘ by @christinemignon – “The picture was taken at the Carnival of Trinidad in February 2020, when life was still full of fun and joy. The people of Trinidad spent lots of time and money to create the most beautiful costumes for the competition to become Carnivals Prince/Princess.

Shot on iphoneXs, edited with Hipstamatic ”

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Untitled‘ by @aniraz95 – “The photo was made in March 2018 during a working trip to Sabah, Malaysia. It was originally a photo of a green succulent plant with white tendrils. I used iPhone X and did multiple edits using the iColorama app on the iPhone. It ended up totally different! At that point in time, I was discovering and exploring that I could do artwork on the iPhone using apps.”

Down the Rabbit Hole II

Down the Rabbit Hole II‘ by @mwillis7777 – “While visiting the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on a windy day, I spotted a plant with purple leaves and bright green veins. I really wanted to capture the color contrast of a single leaf, so I took several macro shots. That evening when reviewing my photos, I was disappointed to realize that due to wind, the leaf shots were not crisp and sharp. I moved on to work on other photographs, but I could not get the color contrast of the leaf out of my mind.

I came back to the best of the leaf series a few nights later and generated various bubble versions using the percolator app. I still felt like the shot was missing something, then I remembered that I had downloaded the suite of BrainFever apps. I took the bubble version of the leaf and processed it through the BrainFever Circular app just to see what would happen, and the results were promising!

Twisting the picture generated an interesting pattern with the still visible leaf veins which resembled a tunnel. Using Lightroom mobile, I made color adjustments and also lightened the tunnel in steps, giving the effect of light drop off from the center outward. The shot was still missing something to give it perspective, so I used the BrainFever Humans app to generate a human image in the center which cemented the tunnel effect. These adjustments converted a throw away photo into a whimsical image that hopefully makes you smile at a time when we all need it the most.”

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Untitled‘ by @jessica_fiore_photographie – “This photo was taken at the Ripley’s aquarium in Toronto with an iPhone 8 Plus. I was amazed by the sharpness of the image and the colors! ”

A Touching Moment…

A Touching Moment…‘ by @jawdoc2 – “I noticed someone having a smoke break in the sunshine against this orange wall. Took a couple of shots and then suddenly a silhouette walks in front of me. I liked the sense of scale between the two figures and the outstretched arm as if about to touch the person in the backdrop. Colour plays a large part in the composition. Orange and blue compliment each other and form the perfect urban landscape to highlight the silhouette. Shot on my iPhone 7 plus and edited using the iPhone software.”

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Untitled‘ by @gabigabibella – “I always look for details that go unnoticed by people. And it’s usually details that have strong geometric lines. The images choose me, not the other way around. I’m usually walking on the street and something catches my attention: it can be a building facade, one detail of a table and so on. In this case, the original image was edited only with the iPhone Photos App to enhance colors and rotate it.”

Windows

Windows XP‘ by @bertatheexplorer – “I named this photo “Windows” (Inspired by the MS Windows operating system logo)

These are the windows of The House of Tan Teng Niah, a colourful Chinese Villa at Little India Conservation Area in Singapore. Photo was edited using Snapseed App. Alignments done from the perspective tool and colors were enhanced using the brightness and saturation tool.”

Rebuçado

Rebuçado‘ by @mpinhoalves – “The day my eldest son turned five we paid a visit to The Pavilion of Knowledge/Science Centre, a scientific and technological space for the promotion of Science and Technology Education in Portugal.

The pavilion offers several activities to its visitors and among them there is a permanent exhibition called Tcharan! Circus of Science Experience, which combines an amusement park and a circus with scientific information aimed to children.

For him, this is a magical place where he always wants to return to and I tried to encapsulate his joy and astonishment. One of the elements in the room is a big circus tent, and that was the focus of my attention in this photo. We were beneath it, looking up, and I thought the detail of its center top, with its twirled lines and bright colours could portrait it perfectly.

Later, when I published the photo, and because it looks a bit abstract, I decided to call it candy (rebuçado, in Portuguese) because I though it resembles the design of some candies, and that word also evokes the image’s initial intention.”

Bring a little color into the cold season

Bring a little color into the cold season‘ by @iphotokunst

The beautiful sunsets continue!

The beautiful sunsets continue!‘ by @itisi_siru

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Untitled‘ by @_plantmyheart_

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge to be ‘Festivities & Celebrations’. For this challenge start sharing some of your best mobile photos that capture the idea of ‘festivities and celebrations’ – Think Christmas, birthday parties, other religious celebrations as well as happy times.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘festivities and celebrations’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_146 on Instagram.

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

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