The theme for this last week’s Mobiography Photography Challenge was ‘Peace, Calm and Tranquility’. The photos featured in this showcase all illustrate how different photographers have approached this subject and been able to capture simages which convey a sense of peace and calm. From Kally Klonaris-Smythe’s beautiful portrait of a child playing to Mariko Klug’s wonderful landscape or something more abstract such as Susan Blanda’s artistic image of a girl in a yellow dress.

Featured photographers this week include: @Arpixa, Anita Elle, Kally Klonaris-Smythe, Jen Pollack Bianco, Liana Solis, Amy Ecenbarger, Mariko Klug, Marta Spencer, @mdphotographi, Tommy Wallace, Juan Pax, Elaine Taylor, Liz Anderson, Susan Blanda and @tinesview.

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The theme for the next challenge will be ‘Rain’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show rain at its best. Think about rain covered windows, reflections in puddles, figures huddled under umbrellas.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rain’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_39 on Instagram.

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

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Untitled‘ by Anita Elle – “This image was taken this summer during a road-trip. The place is called Berchtesgaden in Deutschland. That looks like a paradise. I shoot only with Hipstamatic, I used the combo – Jane / Inas1982”

Quiet moment

Quiet moment‘ by @kallyklick Kally Klonaris-Smythe – “This moment only lasted as long as it took to capture this shot. My son was jumping and running around with so much energy, which is quite ironic when looking at this photo. You can hear the silence. Taken with iPhone X in Hipstamatic App. Lens: Jane, Film: Rasputin, Flash: Triple Crown.”

Mountain gorilla glamour shot

Mountain gorilla glamour shot‘ by Jen Pollack Bianco – “I shot this image on my iPhone 6s in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This one of most incredible experiences I’ve ever had, and considering how close you get to the primates, smaller cameras worked best. This image is one of my favorites because the gorilla framed herself in the bamboo, and it felt a bit like a school portrait.

I captured this zen moment using the native camera on my iPhone 6s and then adding light using the Photo FX app (which has since been replaced by maker Tiffen with DFT- Digital Film Tools) to add some additional light. Then I fine tuned the greens using VSCO. “

Brétema

Brétema‘ by Liana Solis – “I spent a few days in the Cìes Islands in Galicia (Spain), early in the morning I went for a walk on the beach and that day the landscape was covered by a suggestive haze that originated those subtle pastel colors. The atmosphere was evocative and dreamy. The photo is made with iPhone 7 without any postproduction.”

Two Trees

Two Trees‘ by Amy Ecenbarger – “I woke up one morning last week to a lovely fog – just dense enough to create that dreamy, foggy feeling, yet not enough to obscure the shapes of the landscape. I quickly shot several images, and this is the one that most appealed to me.

I shot the image using an iPhone 7S, and processed it with my two go-to apps- IColorama and Snapseed. I also used a very low opacity overlay from Distressed FX.  I used Snapseed to bring out some definition, and to give the image a glow.  I used IColorama for all of the tonal and color adjustments.”

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug – “This photo was taken during a recent hike to the Coburger hut in the Austrian Alps. The mountain in the background is the famous Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany.  It’s very common to see cows in the Alps, but here at the Lake Seeben I was lucky to encounter some sheep. It was a very peaceful atmosphere and the silence was only interrupted by the bleating of the sheep and the sound of their bells.

Taken with iPhone X, edited with Snapseed and Mextures”

Fog and reflections

Fog and reflections‘ by Marta Spencer – “I don’t live near a seacoast or on an island. I can only imagine how it is to live in a foggy climate. I would love it. I’m always happier when it is cloudy outside or foggy.

On the day I captured this image, it was a wonderful foggy morning. I found a location I wanted to explore and arrived before dawn. I knew there was a lake nearby, so I decided to wander around until I found it. The fog was so thick that I coul only see a few yards in front of me.

After I found the beach I decided to walk along the shoreline. As I came around the bend, I saw this fishing boat moored at the dock. It was as if it had been waiting just for me. The moment was magical. The sun was trying to burn through the fog. The water was perfectly still. I couldn’t discern between the lake and the sky because of the fog. I actually gasped when I saw it. The lighting was perfect, and the fog had blanketed all of the noise around me. I was alone with this beautiful scene and it was all mine to capture.

This image was made with an iPhone 7 Plus and slightly edited with natural camera. I am pleased to share it with you.”

Minimal-art

minimal-art‘ by @mdphotographi – “The idea for this picture came while diving in a pool in my hometown in Germany. This motiv catched my eye because the flower and the sky in the background was very interesting and minimalistic. The picture was taken with an iPhone X in an underwater housing. I also used a POL filter to eliminate reflections. The flower swims just below the surface and was photographed directly from below, so that the clouds and the sky are still beautiful. For the good illumination of the flower, an underwaterlight was also used. I edited the picture with the app snapseed.”

The Geese of Country Club Pond

The Geese of Country Club Pond‘ by Tommy Wallace – “‘The Geese of Country Club Pond’ was captured on my way to work one morning. There was a frosty chill in the air with some great early morning light when I decided to take the route by the country club. The steam rising from the pond made a great backdrop for the silhouetted geese and tree. That tree was also helpful in blocking the direct sunlight from the lens of my phone. I love the freedom of being able to pull over and snap a shot on my phone when I see something like this almost as much as I love what Mobiography has done for my smartphone photos. I used the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for this shot and edited in Lightroom and Snapseed.”

Lenguaje

Lenguaje‘ by Juan Pax – “This is the bay of Chetumal, Quintana Roo México in the afternoon. The sky and sea becomes one at this time of the day. This photo was taken with an iPhone 6 only cut to 1:1  instagram format. “

Billy and Charlie Relaxing by Lake Garda

Billy and Charlie relaxing by Lake Garda‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This is a photo of my boys during one of our favourite holidays, in Lake Garda. I caught them chatting and enjoying the view in a quiet moment between a rather energetic morning walking and biking, and a crazy speed boat ride on the lake. Taken with my iPhone7 plus with some tweaking in Snapseed and PicFx.”

First day of summer vacation

First day of summer vacation‘ by Liz Anderson – “This is Josie on the first day of summer vacation. I was reading to her when I looked up and caught her in this sleepy, relaxed position. I quietly took my iPhone and snapped a few shots. She was in such a dreamy state that she never moved. I’ve heard that your best images come when you photograph the people you love.

This was shot using my iPhone 7+, cropped in Snapseed and converted to black and white with the Noir app.”

The girl in the yellow dress

The girl in the yellow dress‘ by Susan Blanda @susanblanda – “While walking along a beach in Dana Point we noticed a girl in a yellow dress darting in and out of the waves with pure delight. I took a few shots of the activity with an iphone7plus, hoping to recreate the feeling of the moment when I got home.

I use photo editing as a intuitive, stream-of-consciousness process. I do all of my photo editing on an iPhone. I usually start out with Snapseed or VSCO and finish with Stackables, Mextures, or Enlight. These apps offer so many creative tools to a photographer. They help to transform everyday images from ordinary to extraordinary. And, editing gives you the ability to put your personal stamp on your work.”

Hazy morning

Hazy morning‘ by @tinesview – “I took the picture with my iPhone SE during my summer vacation at the french atlantic coast. I was taking a walk with my dog at the beach in the morning, when the beach was deserted and the sun was still hiding behind the trees on top of the cliffs. That’s why the natural light was nearly without any contrast. The air near the ground seemed quite hazy or a little bit misty, so looking in the distance was quite blurry.  This picture did not need much editing – it nearly was like I felt this moment: peaceful and calm. In the end I did only a little bit of editing in Instagram (saturation, brightness and luminosity).”

Solitude

solitude‘ by @Arpixa

Don’t forget…

The theme for the next challenge will be ‘Rain’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show rain at its best. Think about rain covered windows, reflections in puddles, figures huddled under umbrellas.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Rain’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_39 on Instagram.

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

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Mobiography has just setup a Facebook Group as a place where the Mobiography community can chat and interact, share your photos, ideas, tips and news. Head over to Facebook and join the group, introduce yourself, share some of your images, and leave some comments on other people’s photos.

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