The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Blue’. For the challenge you were asked to share your best images that capture and convey the idea of the colour Blue – blue skies, inviting blue sea or flowers or perhaps, moody melancholy images. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @_plantmyheart_, @camhynes22, @aconica, @mmeerkatz, @iphotokunst, @jpg.mobile.photography, @sllim_jj, @dudu_shahar, @robinrobertis, @ligiafascioni, @nnkrenz, @loupdeloopy, @di.monheit19, @pipvye, @tatiamaslenkina, @bertatheexplorer, and @superciss.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Patterns’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that that capture patterns in an interesting and imaginative way. Think about the patterns created by shadows, textures, geometric shapes in the urban environment or in the natural landscape.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Patterns’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_158 on Instagram.

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

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This country

This country‘ by @superciss – “We were in Iceland, a dream come true, on a road trip. On our last day here we came to Vestrahorn, a mountain overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was in the middle of the day and we got fantastic weather. I was mesmerised! I decided to lift the eye a little bit, to focus on the mountains far away and the sky, cutting out the land in front of me.

This was shot with an iPhone 7, not the native camera but Hipstamatic.

Lens: Helga Viking / Film: Blanko BL4 / Flash: Triple Crown”

Island Lights 2019

Island Lights 2019‘ by @bertatheexplorer – “A shot taken at Sentosa’s Island Lights in Singapore using iPhone XR. This was a candid shot of a jogger passing by Darel Carey’s‘Transcendence’ piece. Snapseed was used to align the silhouette and create balance. Some adjustments done on contrast and saturation as well.”

Dance of flowers

Dance of Flowers‘ by @tatiamaslenkina – “This photo is from my grandma’s garden. Every summer her house is surrounded by bright colors. From my very childhood I remember these various flowers and the butterflies and bees surrounding them.

This photo is very symbolic for me – it is about freedom, about space, about a clear sky overhead and about the most important people nearby.

After a long lockdown, I managed to get out and see her – a person who is very significant to me and get saturated with her energy and warmth, as well as bring many new photos from the places of my childhood.

The photo was taken on iPhone 11 XS Max with the Hipstamatic multi-exposure kit.”

U-too

U-too‘ by @di.monheit19 – “This shot was inspired as I looked up at a skylight in a place I was visiting. I loved the way the blue popped out. The angles, light and muted tones all added to the mystery.

When I was working on the image I rotated it and was immediately struck by the resemblance of an open door to the clouds! Minor edits were carried out in Snapseed.”

Tangled up in Blue

Tangled up in Blue‘ by @loupdeloopy – “Every year, I scatter wildflower seeds in my small garden and hope for magic. This blue cornflower was a treat — one of my favorite of all blooms! Using an Olloclip macro lens with my iPhone SE, I was able to capture pink details that I didn’t even know existed. As in this case, I rarely center a shot, and I aim for a narrow point of focus with plenty of blur. I finished it off with minor edits on Instagram. ”

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths & a great fear of shallow living. ~Anais Nin

I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths & a great fear of shallow living. ~Anais Nin‘ by @robinrobertis – “Portraits and conceptual portraits have been my interest. I try and sketch out ideas and shoot whenever I can my beautiful friends and their family… This beauty Miss Maya, I have photographed several times so we’re very comfortable with each other.

I usually shoot at my home studio which is outside on my patio with a lot of diffuse light and a black backdrop

This photo took on its own personality when I was playing around with an app called amazing wigs, which still luckily exists and works.

Blended in the blender app and filter storm sprinkled with the little distressed FX app. I framed it in one of my oldie but goodie’s app PhotoToaster”

TiTANiCLEAP

TiTANiCLEAP‘ by @sllim_jj – “This photo was taken in Belfast around the city’s Titanic Quarter using my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I turned the phone upside down to get the camera lens closer to the water. My daughter was with me as my model and she loves getting her picture taken. This photo was edited using Retouch to remove a few blemishes and I have found an app called FIMO, which I love, that has signature presets which replicate the look of old-school camera films. The preset I used on this photo was Portra 160 and I finished the edit in Lightroom Mobile brightening the blues.”

The Dolphin

The Dolphin‘ by @jpg.mobile.photography – “This photo was taken in Sesimbra, Portugal. It is usual for dolphins to appear, but this one in particular seemed to be guiding us towards the horizon, as if he were the leader of the trip. For editing, I used the Lightroom Mobile where I removed some of the land that was seen on the horizon on the right side of the image and tried to give a mythical look to the photo.”

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Untitled‘ by @iphotokunst – “A special mystical moment in Thailand. This picture is over 5 years old and was made with an iPhone 6 Plus. My photographic journey began in Thailand. This is one of my first pictures, I had not taken any photos before. I only started professional smartphone photography in 2018 and have been giving workshops ever since.”

When you park your car and look out the windshield

When you park your car and look out the windshield‘ by @camhaynes22 – “We look through your windshields all the time as drivers and passengers. But have you ever noticed that the top section is often tinted? It’s like that to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. Mine happens to be blue. I hadn’t really paid much attention to it until I parked my car by a tree line on a rainy day and it looked like a blue sky. I thought it made for an interesting gradient colour effect. One way of getting that blue sky feeling on a gloomy rainy day.

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

Sinking and Sitting Floating Inflated

Sinking and Sitting Floating Inflated‘ by @_plantmyheart_

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Untitled‘ by @dudu_shahar

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Untitled‘ by @nnkrenz

Guten Morgen

Guten Morgen‘ by @ligiafascioni

Castelluccio Great Plain

Castelluccio Great Plain‘ by @mmeerkatz

You have no business playing in these waves

You have no business playing in these waves‘ by @aconica

Loch Ness Waves

Loch Ness Waves‘ by @pipvye

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Patterns’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that that capture patterns in an interesting and imaginative way. Think about the patterns created by shadows, textures, geometric shapes in the urban environment or in the natural landscape.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Patterns’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_158 on Instagram.

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

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