The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Beautiful Landscape’s’ and as expected you guys submitted some stunning photos. For the challenge you were asked to share your best landscape inspired vistas, stunning seascapes, forest scenes and nature at its best. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @royiphoneography, @jawdoc2, @dudu_shahar, @itisi_siru, @rosanaanjos_, @rawsdeb_ru, @miakbh, @ushi.g, @gingerpau1, @aconica, @allophile_, @alice1280, @marikahv, @marzhiepants, @mariko_klug, @hannejonas, @jschack1818, and @_plantmyheart_.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Simple Compositions’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that use simple but effective compositions to create a compelling image. Think about images that use negative space, that are uncluttered, that use vibrant colours, architectural shapes or portraits.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beautiful Landscapes’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_156 on Instagram.

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

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Sugarloaf Mountain – Rio de Janeiro

Sugarloaf Mountain – Rio de Janeiro‘ by @royiphoneography – “This is a very beautiful and amazing place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The place is called Sugarloaf Mountain. From the Sugarloaf mountain peak, you can see the Christ the Redeemer, world famous Copacabana beach and many more to see from the Sugarloaf mountain peak. This photo taken when I was in rope way and captured it from the window. This is only way to reach peak.

This photo edited in Adobe Lightroom for mobile and VSCO.”

The lonely bench

the lonely bench‘ by @jawdoc2 – “It was another rainy day in Vancouver. I went down to the sea wall, which is a path along the ocean, for a morning walk. There was a lonely bench between a couple of huge winter trees which made a fabulous minimalist composition. I then noticed people walking along the sea wall past the lonely bench. A red umbrella created a pop of colour in this winter landscape. Shot on my iPhone XS Max and edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @dudu_shahar – “I’m not a professional photographer, just an amateur who is using his iPhone. The picture was taken at a field in a day with special breath taking clouds which reminded me farrows. A tree in the autumn. I used an app for creating mirror illusion.”

Double Sunset

Double Sunset‘ by @itisi_siru – “This photo marks a period of time in which I recorded a number of time lapses of sunsets near puddles that had formed near the lake shore in order to get a spectacular mirrored effect. I made sure to grab some stills as well!”

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Untitled‘ by @rosanaanjos_ – “It was winter, the day was gray, rainy and the beach was deserted except for the hundreds of birds that came and went from all over the place resting on the wet sand. It was a wonderful scene! The photo was edited using Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @rawsdeb_ru – “This photo was taken on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Massachusetts while x-country skiing with my daughter. I loved the perspective of her with the tall snow covered trees leading into the woods. Such a quiet and peaceful moment. It was edited in Snapseed. ”

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adulthood‘ by @miakbh – “Taken on a foggy afternoon in the Sofie-Amaliegaard woods a bit north of Aarhus, Denmark where I went for a late afternoon walk.

I love the moody expression fog offers, and since I really like the human element in my shots as well, I hoped for someone to pass by and was lucky. I like the matching the colors and the leading lines from the path that vanishes in the fog.

No edit was needed for this shot. Shot on iPhone 8 Plus. ”

Bye bye Doha

Bye bye Doha‘ by @ushi.g – “On a stopover to Europe (back in the day when travelling overseas was still possible for us Aussies) – we were taking off from the city of Doha and caught sight of this amazing scene down below. It’s why I love sitting on the window seat. I love the feeling of being a bird and watching the world unfold beneath me.
Taken in iPhone – no edit ”

Tree Minutes of Magic

Tree Minutes of Magic‘ by @gingerpau1 – “It’s kind of a secret spot I suppose, on the Suffolk/Essex border a few miles down the road from where I live. One morning I had been out to get a few sunrise shots at another spot. I was passing a pub and noticed a few panels of their boundary fence missing and an intense orange glow coming through from the rising sun. I had somewhere to be, so decided to check it out the next day.

When I got there, it was almost like a Narnia moment – fighting past a few awkwardly low tree branches to get to this gap in their fence. On the other side was an empty and silent meadow, sheltered from the outside world, with thigh high, thick grass which seemed to deaden all noise. A hundred yards or so in front of me was this exact scene of this tree breaking up the rays from the sun struggling through the low morning fog. It lasted all of about three minutes and then the moment was over.”

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Untitled‘ by @aconica – “Last week I got my new iPhone 12 Pro Max and I couldn’t wait to get out and shoot a sunset. There has been an unusual sandbar in Hanalei and the reflections and sunsets have been amazing. I literally decided to upgrade to the 12 because I was wanting to take better low light portraits and and sunsets. I can certainly say I’m thrilled with the outcome. So what happened was this gentlemen with an amazing underwater camera came walking out of the water and I had some SERIOUS camera envy. I took his pic and chatted and then he said wait “you should take this guys photo”. So now there is another guy emerging from the water, and he has an old school wooden surf board and a six pack. Well it just so happens that they are shooting a Corona commercial. I took a handful of shots and the sunset just kept getting better. I can honestly say at the end of the day I had no camera envy. There is a subtle Snapseed edit here, but nothing over the top.”

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Untitled‘ by @allophile_ – “This January, we were surprised here in the desert with a snowy morning. Maybe once or twice a decade, the lower elevations of Saguaro National Park, on the edge of Tucson, get a blanket of white. It’s a surreal experience to hike in the desert in near whiteout conditions, with no sound but the starchy-squishy noise of one’s own footsteps, with all color disappearing except for the distinctive green of the giant cactus.

I took this with my iPhone 12 Pro, with the native camera app, then used Snapseed for a bit of exposure correction and slight vignetting. With the newer generations of smartphones being more and more water-resistant, taking photos during wet weather doesn’t feel like an expensive gamble anymore.”

Sunset

Sunset‘ by @alice1280 – “This is our view and sometimes the clouds are spectacular. This was sunset and the sun was setting behind me throwing light and colour onto the sea and the clouds. A small amount of tweaking in Snapseed and no filter.”

Going for a walk, Still hoping for more snow

Going for a walk, Still hoping for more snow‘ by @marikahv – “Here in Finland the countryside is never far from you, so I took this picture from a long, poor little road between two fields near to my home. I have an iPhone 11 Pro so I used the wide angle to emphasize the road and sky. I really like the wide angle, it gives a wonderful perspective in photos like this. Then I used Snapseed, as I often do, to give some HDR Scape love and Vintage to highlight the lines and sky.”

Scapes from our walk by the woods

Scapes from our walk by the woods‘ by @marzhiepants – “We got a dog early in the pandemic, and I take him on long walks daily — regardless of weather. We’ve had a very snowy winter for a change here in New Jersey, and it was snowing pretty hard on this walk. Our walks often take us through or past woods, and spot is getting used to me stopping frequently for the photo-op (including many of him). The falling snow and the haze through the trees just made a fairytale kind of vista and the trees looked like they were welcoming the weather. This was taken on my iPhone XS from a low position (I think I knelt in the snow) and processed on my phone with Snapseed. ”

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Norway, assa!

Norway, assa!‘ by @hannejonas

Sunrise Swan

Sunrise Swan‘ by @jschack1818

GrimSwim

GrimSwim‘ by @_plantmyheart_

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Simple Compositions’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that use simple but effective compositions to create a compelling image. Think about images that use negative space, that are uncluttered, that use vibrant colours, architectural shapes or portraits.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beautiful Landscapes’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_156 on Instagram.

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

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