The theme for the showcase for the last couple of week’s has been ‘Peace and Tranquility’. For this challenge the Mobiography community was asked to think about capturing scenes that had a sense of calm about them, images that used simple compositions, negative space, calming colours, images of nature, water or portraits of people relaxing. The images submitted to this showcase were all superb and inspiring.

Featured photographers this week include: @arashrimus, @di.monheit19, @emmafwright, @everita_te, @jsmayores, @luanalaubscher, @malmccann, @mery_pictures, @myiphoneonly, @pattykl, @red_strawberries, @redkuku_red_ru, @roelwildervanck, @sunflowerof21 and @reneetakespics.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’. For this challenge think about images that show off the shapes and patterns created by shadows and the abstract compositions that can be created using shadows. Think black and white and the moodiness between harsh sunlight and harsh shadows. So start sharing your best shadow inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_193 on Instagram.

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

Persian Literature 101

‘Persian Literature 101’ by @arashrimus – “Despite the fact this week’s challenge on Mobiography is supposed to be all about tranquility; I decided to tackle a different topic along with a photograph that can be openly perceived based on the intuition and the point of view of the viewers.

As for the topic that I wanted to discuss; I need to mention there’s an old but indeed relevant saying in Persian literature and it goes like this: “You can wake up someone who is sleeping for real; but you can’t wake up someone who pretends that he has fallen asleep!”.

It’s worth noting that saying is often used when someone already knows the truth but no matter how hard you try; you can’t convince him regarding the facts; all because for whatever reason he is not willing to accept the harshness of that very truth!”

Break

‘Break’ by @di.monheit19 – “Walking through the streets of Cordoba, Spain, I looked up to see this fellow enjoying a few moments of respite and fresh air from his restaurant job. Using my iPhone 13 I quickly snapped this storytelling shot. Post production, in Snapseed I converted to black & white, increasing contrast slightly. ”

Keep calm and increase the peace

‘Keep calm and increase the peace’ by @everita_te – “That days inspiration just took me over. I made a couple of self portraits with my phone in different locations and this photo was taken at the seaside, very calm evening after work, sitting on the sand and feeling the warm wind which made a beautiful effect with my hair.

The photo was shot in Portrait mode with my iPhone SE (2020) and edited on the iPhone using some tools from the Snapseed app. ”

A visit to the waterfalls

‘A visit to the waterfalls’ by @jsmayores – “This shot was taken from the water fountain of the Expo 2020 in Dubai held this year. I was observing the fountain area for a good composition when I noticed a local Emirati using his mobile phone. I positioned myself far from his back to capture the peaceful moment as well as the contrast of the white attire from the black colour of the made water fountain. I took several shots from my iPhone 8 plus and edited the photo using phone editor to highlight the contrast of black and white.”

Peace and Tranquility on the Lake

‘Peace and Tranquility on the Lake’ by @luanalaubscher – “The image was taken with my Samsung S7 (yes, rather ancient) after a hike in the fynbos area of the Garden Route, South Africa. The end of the hike, culminated in coffee and biscuits at this most tranquil and peaceful setting, right on the edge of the lake. I tweaked the image slightly, using Snapseed.”

The Poisoned Glen, Gweedore County

‘The Poisoned Glen, Gweedore County’ by @malmccann – “After a weekend in County Donegal I was driving through Glenveagh looking over the spectacular rugged Poisoned Glen, it had been raining and the sky was overcast a truly dull looking scene. The clouds broke for few seconds and a shaft of light illuminated the cliff face, it was all over in seconds. iPhone 13 Pro native camera, noir, slight edit in Snapseed”

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‘Untitled’ by @mery_pictures – “We hiked for quite a while to get “peace and tranquility” with this beautiful view of the snow-capped peaks at Zion National Park, and the cold winter air made it all perfect: it was really an unforgettable moment. I used my Samsung Galaxy S8 and added some brightness to have the grey/beige tones stand out.”

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‘Untitled’ by @myiphoneonly – “This is a photo of my grandson who was at our home for a visit. He was looking out of our living room window at the cloud formations in the sky that day and was lost in thought.”

Spooky Whitby Harbour

‘Spooky Whitby Harbour’ by @red_strawberries – “This photo was taken recently on my first visit to Whitby, a beautiful place on the Yorkshire coast. We’d gone for a walk in the last of the evening light. It was peaceful and calm, but also a little eerie. To the right out of shot is the looming presence of Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I liked the leading lines out to sea and the muted colours and light which I think gives it a feeling of mystery and strangeness. I edited it only very lightly, brightening it up in iPhone photo editor, and then using the Lux slider in Instagram. ”

early bird gets the worm

‘early bird gets the worm’ by @redkuku_red_ru – “I took this photo of the sunrise at the Sukna Lake , Chandigarh. It was worth the 4am trip that I made . The lone human slicing through the water on his boat had a near hypnotic effect on me. Serene and yet powerful.

I tried to capture the moment with my Samsung galaxy 7 and edited it to black and white later. ”

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‘Untitled’ by @roelwildervanck – “Traveling through India, a visit to the Taj Mahal is of course a must-see. The best time of day for this is just after opening time early in the morning when the sun rises. There are still relatively few visitors, so you can take still pictures. The frog perspective made it possible to capture the tomb exactly in the frame of the gate. The people in the foreground and background clearly indicate the immense scale of the construction. The soft and warm light creates a fairytale-like image.”

Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire UK

‘Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire UK’ by @sunflowerof21 – “This was shot with an iPhone 11 Pro Max on Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire, UK. It was a beautiful day. I loved the simplicity of that particular view of the Moor, the colours (especially the pop of yellow on the horizon) and the wispy clouds. I edited the shot in Hipstamatic (Jane/Irom 2000) to enhance the colours and definition.”

Footprints

‘Footprints’ by @reneetakespics – “This photo was taken with a “leading lines” theme in mind. It was a cold foggy morning at the beach so there were way fewer footprints disturbing the sand than would be expected. Still, a bit of clean up was done in Retouch, with the Blackie app used to enhance the footprints.”

Swan Lake

‘Swan Lake’ by @emmafwright

Dust In The Wind

‘Dust In The Wind’ by @pattykl

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’. For this challenge think about images that show off the shapes and patterns created by shadows and the abstract compositions that can be created using shadows. Think black and white and the moodiness between harsh sunlight and harsh shadows. So start sharing your best shadow inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_193 on Instagram.
The best ones will be featured in the next photo challenge showcase, so get sharing now.

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