The theme for the showcase for the last couple of week’s has been ‘On the Streets’. For this challenge the Mobiography community was asked to think about capturing street photography scenes, street portraits, urban scenes and people as they go about their day. The images submitted to this showcase were all superb and inspiring.

Featured photographers this week include: @yolafi, @_valeadire, @bethkarbe, @camera_n_i, @detailsofberlin, @di.monheit19, @kk_photography_my, @malmccann, @miguelcastellano_photo, @pattykl, @ratsmishmash, @reneetakespics, @sistereden, @timconstable2020, and @wanderingi_photos

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Peace and Tranquility’. For this challenge think about scenes that have a sense of calm about them, this maybe in the form of simple compositions, the use of negative space, the use of calming colours, nature, water or portraits of people relaxing.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Peace and Tranquility’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_192 on Instagram.

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

“The sun made me do it” — Meursault’s defense in The Stranger, by Albert Camus

‘”The sun made me do it” — Meursault’s defense in The Stranger, by Albert Camus’ by @yolafi – “This photo was shot with an iPhone 12 mini and edited with VSCO IR7”

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‘Untitled’ by @_valeadire

3 brothers on the street in San Pedro de Casta, Peru

‘3 brothers on the street in San Pedro de Casta, Peru’ by @bethkarbe – “I took this street photo while in San Pedro de Casta, Peru working on a clean water project. The water sources there were scarce and highly polluted, and making the children sick. These 3 boys had just gotten out of school and were sitting outside near the tiny plaza when I saw them. I assumed they were related, possibly brothers, because of their body language and comfort level, which had an almost intimate feeling to me. As I pointed my iPhone towards them, the youngest of the boys looked up and I snapped this one shot.
(In subsequent years when I returned to this village, I brought snapshot copies of the photos I had taken of the children to give to them, and they were truly awed (and so happy!) to have actual physical images of themselves.)

I took this with my new (at the time) iPhone 8. Editing was sparse, with a simple crop to enhance the balance between the 3 figures, and adjusting in iPhotos only, primarily for contrast and saturation.”

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‘Untitled’ by @detailsofberlin – “This photo was taken on the way to a concert and for my weekly photo project 52Frames, the topic in that week was “City at night”. I saw the glass door and immediately knew it would be better to have some scale, so I asked my husband if he would pose for me which he usually does. Usually I prefer not to have people in my photos, but sometimes it just makes sense like with this photo.”

The Metropole from the streets of Seville

‘The Metropole from the streets of Seville’ by @di.monheit19 – “Travel in April took me to the streets of Seville, Spain. This wooden structure is unlike anything I have ever seen. It’s massive and has so many vantage points for great shots! I converted to black and white in Snapseed, my go-to app in post production.”

Homeless

‘Homeless’ by @kk_photography_my – “I stumbled upon the homeless man sleeping on the walkway during my weekly shopping chores. What caught my attention was, being homeless already stripped down to bare minimum and it resonates well with the simple background on the scene. The subdued color of the scene blend harmoniously with the subject. Behind him, the gates pattern added some visual interests to the already simple scene. The simple meal on the floor evokes another emotion of sympathy towards the subject.
Processed using snapseed. Less is more. ”

Emoji

‘Emoji’ by @malmccann – “I was in London recently for the Mojofest and Mobile Creators Academy training day. The image of the emoji stood out immediately, but it just needed that extra element. Coming from Belfast which is known for its murals and street art I am naturally attracted to pieces like this as I think half the work is done for you and it just needs you to put your own stamp on it. I only took two shots as I was on the move, but I was using an iPhone 13 Pro which had live mode on which allowed me to choose the frame I liked placing the woman in the centre between the eyes of the emoji, which draws your eye into the image. The natural light from the front illuminated her face and caused a shadow behind her. I used Snapseed to enhance the lighting, colour and contrast to make the image pop.”

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‘Untitled’ by @miguelcastellano_photo – ” This picture was taken in the chinese district of Prato, an Italian city. I wanted to make a geometric composition including the reflexes on the top of a car parked in the street. ”

Madrid In Times of Covid

‘Madrid In Times of Covid’ by @pattykl – “I really find a lot of joy in playing with my phone and editing on it. Lately I’ve been trying to master the Photoshop express because I think it has a pretty good quality for editing images. I took this shot in Madrid while walking on the street and I decided to make a silhouette because the light was really hard and strong. I did not have many choices of making other kind of images so I thought if life gives you light makes silhouettes.”

Baby with a Handgun

‘Baby with a Handgun’ by @reneetakespics – “This mural by @bip_graffiti was taken during a pandemic walk with a friend. I was gobsmacked when I rounded the corner and first spotted it. One of the silver linings of the time were quiet streets and near empty downtown parking lots. A bit of straightening and clean up we’re done in Snapseed and Retouch.”

Misty Boxing Day morning

‘Misty Boxing Day morning’ by @timconstable2020 – “The background is that it was taken during an early morning walk on Boxing Day. The weather was very misty and cold and very atmospheric. I love shooting in the early morning especially in the winter as the city lights combine perfectly the misty weather. During the winter months I frequently walk for miles to capture shots with that capture solitude, the weather and the urban environment! It was taken in the Upper Knowle of Bristol, which is on top of a hill.”

Tunnel vision

‘Tunnel vision’ by @wanderingi_photos – “I captured this photo while driving through one of the tunnels in the Baltimore/DC metro area last summer. I’ve always been a huge fan of photos depicting movement, especially those that feature city lights with moving cars. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a shot like this, since the tunnel had less traffic than usual.

I took this shot with my iPhone XS with minimal edits, using only the default editing tools that come with the phone. ”

Idle time….gizmo time….

‘Idle time….gizmo time….’ by @camera_n_i – “The cab stopped at a busy intersection, I happened to glance out of the window and saw two workers, on the side of the road, taking a break albeit on their gizmos, oblivious to the noisy traffic. They continued to be engrossed in their screen time. I waited for the cab to creep right next to them so that I could frame my shot. The picture was one of my early efforts to capture the street scenes. They didn’t look up till then end.

I used my Samsung galaxy 7 to take the picture and edited it on Snapseed . ”

Rue Ravignan – Paris

‘Rue Ravignan – Paris’ by @sistereden

Black and White

‘Black and White’ by @ratsmishmash

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Peace and Tranquility’. For this challenge think about scenes that have a sense of calm about them, this maybe in the form of simple compositions, the use of negative space, the use of calming colours, nature, water or portraits of people relaxing.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Peace and Tranquility’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_192 on Instagram.
The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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