The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Simple Compositions’. For the challenge you were asked to share your best images that use simple but effective compositions, images that use negative space, that are uncluttered, or that use vibrant colours, architectural shapes or framed people portraits. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @amanzottifoto, @bazillus, @bertatheexplorer, @camhaynes22, @chasread, @jschack1818, @kristinspinder, @marta_spencer, @miakbh, @redwoodraven, @charmaineclare, @roypanphoto, @g.vale, @alice1280, @luiggi1905_3.0, and @itisi_siru.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Blue’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that capture and convey the idea of the colour Blue. Think about blue skies, inviting blue sea or flowers or perhaps, moody melancholy images. So start sharing your best blue inspired images

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Blue’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_157 on Instagram.

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

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Outcast

Outcast‘ by @amanzottifoto – “What I like about this image is the simplicity of it. I look at these poles every day, but somehow with the snow they took on a new and fascinating look for me! They almost look like people. The image was processed with Snapseed and Mextures.”

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home‘ by @bazillus – “My series ‘Architecture – Eye on Detail’ is an ongoing project which I started in 2011. My focus is on the details of buildings, interior and excerpts from the urban space. The choice of the place, and the language of shapes and the light transfer the images to an independent abstract photo. As well as they are references to architectural styles and eras.

The photos are shot with my iPhone and have only been edited with instagram. Black + White Only! ”

Life is simple, get out of your head and get into the moment

Life is simple, get out of your head and get into the moment‘ by @bertatheexplorer – “This photo was taken from an iPhone XR at Alexandra Technopark Tunnel in Singapore. The curves of the tunnel roof served as a frame for the subject. I enabled the camera grid to ensure everything was straight and aligned. The color and clarity were enhanced using Snapseed.”

Unidentified formation…

Unidentified formation…‘ by @camhaynes22 – “I honestly have no recollection of where or when I captured this formation in the snow. There is nothing that stands out to remind me. There is just snow, clumps of dirty ice and two leaves. It could be from anywhere, captured on any given winter day.

It reminds me of drone photography though. A landscape where you aren’t necessarily meant to decipher what you see below. It is a simple winter abstraction that captivates the imagination.

Photographed and edited on Samsung Galaxy S7 (no flash, no tripod). Probably minimally edited with SnapSeed. I never recall the specific edits I might have made. It just happens. ”

Spatial reckoning

Spatial reckoning‘ by @chasread – “A lone visitor in James Turrell’s skyspace at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco relaxes into the art experience as tree branches wave silently in the breeze far overhead.

Shot on iPhone 6s with Blackie camera and edited in Snapseed.”

Texture Tantrum

Texture Tantrum‘ by @jschack1818 – “I ventured out to the tidal flats of Barnegat Bay to capture the sunrise at low tide. While wandering out, I noticed a swan feeding, it was not alarmed by my presence at all. I got as close as I could without spooking it, using the reeds as cover. I noticed a break in the reeds, and waited awhile, a long while, for the Swan to swim into the break. Using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Active I took this photo. It still is one of my favorites. I used the pro mode settings of f5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, at 20mm for this shot, and editing in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @kristinspinder – “This photo was taken on a very rainy day when my son wanted to go out and play. He was begging me, but it was raining too hard. He went to the window to see for himself, and he was so forlorn. I was inspired by the light from the window and his silhouette, which seemed to reflect his sadness. I had just a minute or two to take a few photos before he moved on. In editing, I tried to give the photo a softly-lit mood, with muted colors and blue-gray tones. And to finish the story, he did eventually get to go out and play, had a blast, and got extremely muddy! ”

Red barns

Red barns‘ by @marta_spencer – “This past winter I enjoyed exploring along as many unpaved roads that I could find in rural areas at least an hour’s drive from my home.

On the day I took this photo it was nice and cloudy, which is my favorite weather for shooting. We had been experiencing a very heavy frost, so the trees were coated in ice crystals.

I was in the middle of nowhere on a bumpy snow packed road with no one around. Fresh snow had added a blanket of silence.

As soon as I saw this barn it took my breath away. The location was perfect, and it appeared to be there waiting for me. The deep snow was up to my knees, so I was happy I didn’t have to wade through it to get closer for the shot. It was a lucky one and done shot that kept me smiling for the rest of the day.

This was shot on an iPhone XS. It was first edited on the natural camera, and then on Snapseed.”

Everything has beauty – but not everyone sees it

Everything has beauty – but not everyone sees it‘ by @miakbh – “The picture was shot a foggy afternoon at the iconic Arne Jacobsen Lifeguard tower at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen. I noticed the scenery was very time typical. The adults were occupied with their phones, while the little girl was busy being a kid – exploring the world around her. The fog covered the ocean in the background and makes the whole scenery kind of mysteries and simple at the same time.

Shot on iPhone 8 plus – the light has been edited in the native camera photo app. ”

Three

Three‘ by @redwoodraven

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Untitled‘ by @charmaineclare

The old man and the lake

The old man and the lake‘ by @roypanphoto – “I took this photo on a gloomy day in Chengdu while waiting for a friend of mine. The old man on the boat was cleaning up the lake while a lot of people were doing sports or other activities around the lake. He was isolated, yet focused on his job, not distracted even a bit. I found that scene to be peaceful, so I took the photo with my iPhone. The fishing net helped me create a simple composition. It is one of my favourite photos in Chengdu. ”

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Untitled‘ by @g.vale

Dune abstraction

Dune abstraction‘ by @alice1280 – “I like to go into the dunes just after sunrise to look for shadows. A cloudless day is best. The simplicity is what caught my eye here. Sun, shadow and dune with wind ripple shadows. I probably removed a green dot with Retouch App and then converted to black and white with Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @luiggi1905_3.0

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Untitled‘ by @itisi_siru

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Blue’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that capture and convey the idea of the colour Blue. Think about blue skies, inviting blue sea or flowers or perhaps, moody melancholy images. So start sharing your best blue inspired images

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Blue’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_157 on Instagram.

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

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