Following the easter holidays and the beginning of spring (here in the northern hemisphere), it seemed fitting that the theme of this week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge be ‘Springtime’. As you can see from this showcase, the featured photographers have all captured different aspects of spring time in different ways, but all have embraced the vibrant colour that starts to bloom at this time of year.

Featured photographers this week include: Aung Ko Latt, Joseph Cyr, Anne Rabe, Cocopozoq, Nadine Funke, Emmaart, Hayley Joy Weinberg, ios_photodarren, iphonecameragirl, jespergincy, Elaine Taylor, and Joel Worthington.

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The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Emotion’. For this challenge think happiness, joy, sadness, love and passion. So start sharing your best emotion filled images.

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Untitled‘ by Aung Ko Latt

Spring reflections down in the canyon tonight

Spring reflections down in the canyon tonight‘ by Joseph Cyr – “I took this with my iPhoneX, using the Bitplay HD wide angle lens attachment to get more of the context of this scene, then just a bit of exposure correction with snapseed. I run in this canyon often, and this particular spot with this cottonwood tree so well situated for reflection shots is a place I often pause. Water in the desert is never something to take for granted. While spring is lovely in the Arizona desert, it also means the extreme heat of summer is not far behind; all the more reason to soak up scenes like this.”

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Untitled‘ by Anne Rabe – “I found this bunch of flowers for sale at my favorite local grocery store.  I’ve never seen this variety before – I love the single petals and especially the sunny bright color.  They just said spring to me!  I shoot all my photographs on my iPhone X and do all editing there as well.  This photo was edited in Camera+, Moku Hanga, Image Blender and Prisma.  My work normally verges on the almost abstract or painterly.  This one reminds me of a letterpress tipped in book illustration. I wanted to be a children’s book illustrator when I was younger and that does influence my work, too.”

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Untitled‘ by Cocopozoq – “‘The more often we see things around us, even beautiful and wonderful things, the more they become invisible to us, which is why we usually take for granted the beauty of this world.’ – Joseph B. Wirthlin

As Joseph B. Wirthlin says, many times we stop seeing how beautiful and wonderful it is around us just because we see it so often.

What motivated me to take the picture is to focus on the flowers that bloomed in my father’s house, many times I have spent admiring them and I said to myself, it is time to make them immortal, their tones along with the sunset sun is what what makes them special.

I love dark colors a lot, that’s why after selecting the right photo, I start to edit it with snapseed, on this occasion I use the selective tool, to lower the brightness and make as dark as possible everything that surrounds the flower, then use the vignette tool, to keep darkening around it and finally, the brush tool, to reduce the exposure around the flower and to increase the saturation of the red color of the flower slightly.”

Berlin Blossom and Still

Berlin Blossom and Still‘ by Nadine Funke – “I took this photo during my way to work ok the morning. My plan was to get much closer to the tikis but there was a fence and some policemen watching me skeptically what I was doing. I tried asking them nicely if I can climb the fence just for a minute (cause sometimes this works when you’re a blond woman) but no chance. So I tried to get as close as possible to the tulips and got this shot with my iPhone 6 that I used at that time.”

Gosling Creek

Gosling Creek‘ by Emmaart – “This photo was taken with my iPhone 7 plus using the Procamera app so I could change the aspect ratio of the photo. Winter in Orange is freezing and I don’t get outside much so when spring arrives I love to go for walks in the evening. This dam is not far from my house and I am a sucker for pink sunsets. I very gently edited the photo in snapseed but it didn’t really need much done to it as the colours were already spectacular.”

My Gazania Daisies

My Gazania Daisies‘ by Hayley Joy Weinberg – “I’m an iPhone photographer with a passion for capturing the many incredible details of flowers. I have nurtured a garden filled with flowers and spend many wonderful hours hunting the details. These Gazania daisies flower prolifically in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I live, and I’m entranced by their multitude of details. They love the sun and this particular one reminded me of a sun worshipper.

I’m inspired by colour, form and the wonders of the natural world. I feel so incredibly grateful to live in such a technologically advanced world. That I can can capture, edit and share all of this, on a Phone, will always blow me away.

I captured this image with my iPhone8+ using the macro feature in the camera+ app. I edited it in Snapseed using Tune image and Retouch to remove blemishes, all on my iPhone.”

The Radiance of Happiness

The Radiance of Happiness ‘ by ios_photodarren – “My happiness as a photographer is sharing my love of photography with my children, and on this occasion, I visited my local park in Beckenham with my four-year-old daughter.

While my daughter snapped away with her pink point-and-shoot Sony camera, I was determined to capture a few stunning images with my iPhone 7 Plus, accompanied by the 3-in-1 Olloclip Core Lens set.

It was a lovely sunny day, with a gentle breeze and the few clouds in the sky present, acted as a defuser to ward off the harsh sunlight. It was practically perfect to shoot microphotography without a tripod (shock, horror)!

This image taken took a few attempts before I was satisfied. I held my breath to avoid further camera shake and silently concentrated on focusing on the subjects protruding petals. I captured this image using the micro Olloclip lens.

For post-processing, I used Adobe Lightroom for general photo management (white balance, colour correction etc.) and then imported it into Snapseed and VSCO to boost the colours, add a soft vignette and crop the image for visual intensity.”

Always stand out in the crowd

Always stand out in the crowd‘ by iphonecameragirl – “This photo was taken at Grand Army Plaza in NYC. I couldn’t help but notice that all the planted tulips were white except for a single red one and that compelled this shot. It was taken   with an iPhone 7plus. The only edit was a crop.”

Time for some freshness

Time for some freshness‘ by jespergincy – “We have had a very “white winter” for nearly 4 months and with the first sun rays and temperatures above 10 degrees the spring feeling started and   the first tulips were sold in  the local supermarkets. I had to buy them. But… as a macro-lover I just could not simply put them in a vase, untouched and un-photographed. No, there is the macro-love for details and little worlds and spectacular perfection within. So, that tulip pistil (right word?) was in focus for quite a while. Finding the right angle,  controlling of lighting and distance plus sharpness take their time when using a  smart phone macro.  It is so much fun diving into these small details of  “inside tulip”.”

For my friends

For my friends‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This was taken on day 28 of my 365 project. It was a simple dedication to friends who had made my recent 50th birthday celebrations so special. The stem came in a bunch of Spring flowers which had been gifted to me.  I held the stem against the wall in my dining room as it seemed like a good backdrop for the pink and green of the flower.  I love taking photos of single stems against the negative space of simple colourful backgrounds like this. I shot the photo with my iPhone7plus through the Hipstamatic app (Jimmy / Maximus LXIX).”

Chicago in bloom

Chicago in bloom‘ by Joel Worthington

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The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Emotion’. For this challenge think happiness, joy, sadness, love and passion. So start sharing your best emotion filled images.

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