The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Red’. For the challenge you were asked to share your best images that captured the colour red – vibrantly coloured flowers, sunsets, sunrises, clothing or make-up. As well as themes such as passion or danger. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @g.vale, @_plantmyheart_, @aniraz95, @asnefjellanger, @grasshopper_me, @hannejonas, @lkbside, @luiggi1905, @pani_zona_, @robinrobertis, @rosanaanjos, @sunflowerof21_365, @tozzzze, @chickato, and @bertatheexplorer.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Stunning Skies’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_160 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 have been attending film festivals for several years, but I have always preferred the darkness of the cinema to the lights of the red carpet. I took this photo at the Venice Film Festival, shortly after Cate Blanchett would pass under my eyes… so I thought I’d make an exception and get closer to the red carpet.

Shot on iPhone7 and edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @_plantmyheart_ – “I was hanging out at my friend’s backyard pool by the edge of the woods at the end of the summer, laying on the hot concrete and looking out towards the forest floor. A hurricane had recently been through our area, drenching everything, and the combination of heat, humidity, rain, and woodland terrain provided the perfect environment for the first fruiting of the fall mushrooms. Once I started noticing them, it seemed there were fungi everywhere! So many varieties! And I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of shots of these little white toadstools with their bold red stems with my Samsung Galaxy 10e and macro lens (x18). This specific shot had a nice glow to it and I liked the selective focus with the blurry foreground. I ran it through Instagram’s Clarendon filter to pop the contrast and brightness, then increased the sharpness, highlights, and saturation to accentuate the vivid red stem against the brilliant white cap.”

Brilliant colours on a brilliant day!

Brilliant colours on a brilliant day!‘ by @aniraz95 – “This photo was captured during another early morning walk. That day I had captured dozens of frames of the tiny, pretty flowers (potted Japanese Rose) of various species and colours. I was told that to capture a good macro image, I should take multiple shots and move the lens further or nearer while focusing on a particular subject, with the luck that I could get one or two good images! The sun was low then and the owner of the potted plants happened to be around watering the plants, asked me to come back when the sun is higher and there are more blooming flowers. I was happy enough to catch the details of the yellow pollen on the red stamens! I used iPhone 12 Pro Max with a Moment Macro lens, and did a little edit to crop and adjust the overall tone and colours of the image using Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @asnefjellanger – “The photograph was shot at the book-launch for my daughter’s first novel, published in 2017. In the picture my mother is leaving, she is saying goodbye to my daughter. I just saw them standing there, in that beautiful light, so I got up and took a few pictures without them noticing me. The picture is from Internationalen in Oslo, shot on iPhone, and probably adjusted in the Snapseed app. ”

Chic Parisian Izipizi reading glasses on red

Chic Parisian Izipizi reading glasses on red‘ by @lkbside – “This was shot with the iOS camera (iPhone 11 Pro Max) and edited in Hipstamatic using the Beard lens, Inas 1935 film and Triple Crown lens in my neighbor’s art studio.

My neighbor, Judy Neunuebel, is a watercolor and collage artist. Her studio here in Santa Fe is chock full of little abstract watercolor paintings she has done, found objects, material, paper, old photos, letters, etc. that she includes in her collages. While traveling she is always on the hunt for materials and particularly loves spending time in Paris. She bought these chic reading glasses while out foraging for supplies and inspiration in Parisian flea markets.

I participate in a Facebook group whose members take and post a photo per day using the Hipstamatic app. The theme changes weekly. For the theme “tone on tone” I went over to Judy’s studio to create some temporary collages. I just had to incorporate those red glasses into a red-on red theme when I saw them sitting on her desk.”

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Untitled‘ by @luiggi1905 – “This photo is a clear example of the advantages of always carrying your smartphone with you. It was shot while walking at night in the center of Madrid.”

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Untitled‘ by @robinrobertis – “I was at a photo retreat with an artist friend of mine on the east coast. One of her regular models was inundated with photographers from every angel. I have photographed her many times before and she knows that I shy away from crowds. We snuck off to a little corner of the woods for five minutes and saw this huge patch of ferns and she lied in the middle of it. I edited it in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @rosanaanjos_ – “I love street art, the colors, the design, the style of each artist and the way he takes it turns walls into a gallery accessible to everyone. This was done by two great artists here in the city, @sheskosirius. I just love their work and the work of other amazing artists that we have here! It was a weekend, the stores were closed and the streets were completely empty.

Shot on my Samsung S9 Plus and edited in Snapseed”

Love is on the ground

Love is on the ground‘ by @tozzzze – “I’m working remotely from home for more than a year by now and in lock-down mode since January due to the pandemic regrowth in Portugal. But I wanted to shoot something for Valentine’s Day anyway so I picked up a couple of Poinsettia flower petals (fallen from a plant received for Christmas) and made this composition on my kitchen floor.

The shot was taken on my Google Pixel 2 phone, cropped and edited with the Photo Editor (by Dev MacGyver) and Snapseed mobile apps. ”

Poppies

Poppies‘ by @chickato – “This photo was shot in the fields of David Gareja, Georgia, (the country) during the Springtime. I feel happy when I see the flowers blooming in their natural surroundings, poppies are my favorites – to me they are the representations of free spirit and resilience – and the color red? The Red always prevails, almost always!”

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within‘ by @bertatheexplorer – “This shot was taken at the glass tubular bridge at the Orchard Gateway, Singapore. This link bridge gives the impression of crossing to another dimension with its different neon colours changing every after a few seconds and the optical illusion created by the structure’s reflection on the floor.

To get this shot, I went really low down on the floor, putting my phone upside down making sure that the camera is very near the floor to capture the reflection. I had the camera grid on to ensure the alignment and very minimal adjustment was done on Snapseed to enhance the color and sharpness.”

My walk around Rawdon

My walk around Rawdon‘ by @sunflowerof21_365 – “I collected these leaves from the ground as I was doing one of my local daily walks during the UK’s first lockdown last year. I had really started to appreciate the little gems of nature I saw around me. I laid out the leaves on a piece of yellow card so that the greens and reds would pop. I loved how the red leaf stood out from the others. This photo was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro max through Hipstamatic (combo Anne-Marie/Irom 2000).”

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R e d‘ by @hannejonas

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Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘Stunning Skies’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_160 on Instagram.

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

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