The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Leading Lines’. For the challenge the Mobiography community was asked to share your best mobile photos that use leading lines, perspective, winding roads and paths or rivers to lead the viewers eye into a scene. Here is a selection of some of the photos submitted to the challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @reneetakespics, @arashrimus, @smulan67, @wild_katie_, @monkichi823, @tozzzze, @tanzil.ahmd, @vastumarco, @harnaka_harto, @maarten_lisboa, @chasread, @detailsofberlin, @alice1280, @shabsmia, and @eye_letzko.

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The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘The World Around Me’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture where you live, the places you visit, the people you meet, maybe even environmental issues. Basically, capture and share beautiful photos of the world around you.
To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘The World Around Me’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_167 on Instagram.

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

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‘Untitled’ by @reneetakespics – “I was working on a leading lines challenge and went to this bridge with that thought in mind. The morning light was beautiful. I positioned my phone down low and patiently waited for someone to jog or bike by. Using live mode let me choose just the right frame. Post processing in Snapseed for a bit of cropping, detail, and color enhancement.”

The long Story of The Lolagar Alley

‘The long Story of The Lolagar Alley’ by @arashrimus – “I captured this shot from one of the Tehran’s most cherished and beloved streets. The Twin Alley (also called as “The Lolagar Alley” in Persian/Farsi). This 90+ years old tiny dead-end is famous for it’s identically mirrored buildings that were erected more than nine decades ago by Mr. Lolagar. These days the buildings in this street are either immaculately preserved or delicately restored to its former glory. On weekends the infectious “leading lines” of the twin buildings in front of each other are the number one attraction for the tourists and photography lovers to visit this alley, not to mention some of those restored buildings are now transformed as an art gallery, a coffee shop, a boutique hotel, a bookstore and a pizzeria!

Shot by iPhone 11 Pro Max’s UltraWide Lens.”

Make an entrance…

‘Make an entrance…’ by @smulan67 – “A windy December Saturday we visited Varberg and a Xmas market. But knowing this cold bath house is such a beauty I always want to go by the beach and check out the light. I was lucky to be alone and get a clean shot even if (or just because) the weather was cold, cloudy and windy! ”

It’s all about the shapes

‘It’s all about the shapes’ by @wild_katie_ – “This photo was inspired by this weeks Mobiography challenge – leading lines. I wanted to use the opportunity to take myself out of my comfort zone of nature and landscape photography and use architecture to create leading lines. I decided to go to a shopping centre in Edinburgh and was immediately drawn to the circular skylights. I played around with different angles until I found the one I liked. I used Snapseed to edit the photo using saturation to turn it into black and white and then heightened shadows and contrast. I added a little glamour glow to create the smooth effect. ”

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‘Untitled’ by @monkichi823 – “There is no particular background for the photo, but as an inspiration, I took the image of an ammonite. As for processing, I used Snapseed to remove the floor on the right side, and then increased the contrast and sharpening within Instagram.”

Spiral cord

‘Spiral cord’ by @tozzzze – “On my last visit to Santiago de Compostela, I visited the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People). The museum itself is very interesting but I finally had the chance to shoot one of its main attractions: these iconic spiral stairs.

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

Souq Waqif, Doha

‘Souq Waqif, Doha’ by @tanzil.ahmd – “I was awestruck when I saw the sunrise falling on the walls of several streets that appear as mazes with no defined geometric pattern. They are low-rise buildings, made with local materials such as bamboo, mud (soil) and palm fond, which in no time takes you back to the fantasy land of Arabian Nights.”

Solace flight

‘Solace flight’ by @vastumarco – “The place is New York City. I’m passionate about architectural designs, lines and shapes. Walking around the city it’s endless the opportunities for a great shot, it requires patience. The details in each structure is different and yet all come together as individual pieces of art. I always wanted a shot like this, when the bird flew in, it was a bonus! I shot this with the camera app Blackie, then processed it in Snapseed.”

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‘Untitled’ by @harnaka_harto – “This is a photo of buildings in a new business district, that we call district 8, which is where some skyscraper buildings sit side by side in that area.

I took that photo with my iPhone 11 pro max, looking up. To create a unique angle of the building. And then I used Lightroom to edit with a preset that I created previously to emphasize the black and orange colors so they were dominant.”

Into the flow

‘Into the flow’ by @maarten_lisboa – “I noticed this water running back to the ocean and loved the lines and pattern of the floating water. I waited until a random person walked by to get this composition, the edit to black and white I did to make the lines and patterns of the water and clouds really stand out. ”

wayfinder

‘wayfinder’ by @chasread – “This underground spot, hard to find since it’s not part of the regular NYC Subway System, has attracted instagrammers from the app’s earliest days. The way these pipes and conduit wend around and along the curving, tiled tunnel is a work of underground art – the very definition of “leading lines” – drawing you ever onward and down to the tracks. If you’re lucky enough to make your way here with a friend, as I was on this day, you’re guaranteed to find a new shot (or six) around every corner.

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

Blue Havanna Beauty

‘Blue Havanna Beauty’ by @detailsofberlin – “This photo was taken in the central bus station of Havanna, Cuba. Everywhere I go I try to find new staircase by looking up, after a while you develop a feeling where to find them. The photo was taken with my iPhone a couple of years ago.”

A constant in my life… tide lines

‘A constant in my life… tide lines’ by @alice1280 – “One of the things I look for on our morning walk are tide lines. On this morning there was some sea foam which adds a lovely crispness to the edge. Include a tiny person if there is one and then convert to black and white. Tide lines always stand out better in black and white and lead the eye into the distance. Just before sunrise the light is usually wonderful. Edited in Snapseed as usual.”

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‘Untitled’ by @shabsmia

Treppenhaus Spirale

‘Treppenhaus Spirale’ by @eye_letzko

Don’t forget…

The theme of this weeks photo challenge is ‘The World Around Me’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that capture where you live, the places you visit, the people you meet, maybe even environmental issues. Basically, capture and share beautiful photos of the world around you.
To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘The World Around Me’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_167 on Instagram.

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

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