The theme of the last Mobiography Photo Challenge was ‘Patterns’. From the hundreds of photo submitted to this challenge I’ve managed to narrow this week’s showcase down to those featured below. The photos in this showcase all illustrate how different photographers have captured the theme of patterns with the most effective approach being to crop in close to the subject and fill the frame with the pattern. This is a very good way in which to create something that is often abstract and that has impact.

Featured photographers this week include: Joseph Cyr, Malani M Jones, @black_white_bird, Erin Lynn Perrilleon, Cheryl Philly, @grasshopper_me, Jonathan Leahy Maharaj, Laurence Bouchard, @jawdoc2, Paul Moore, @rawsdeb, Richard Goodwin, Joel Worthington, Evelyn Sieber, and @vollygda.

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The theme for the next challenge will be ‘Beautiful Portraits’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile portrait photos. Think about portraits of people, friends, family, animals or candid moments that stir a strong emotional feeling or that make a connection between the subject and viewer.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beautiful Portraits’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_42 on Instagram.

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

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Budding patterns and echoes of Fibonacci

Budding patterns and echoes of Fibonacci‘ by Joseph Cyr – “It’s always fun to see mathematics in nature. While going for a run in the desert near where I live in southern Arizona, I saw this barrel cactus about to burst into bloom, with the buds seeming to spiral outward from the center in a ‘golden spiral,’ or a ‘Fibonacci sequence.’ I took the photo with an iPhone6s, and just used snapseed to blur the edges a bit and add a vignette so that the pattern would pop out a bit more.”

White shoes on white floors…

White shoes on white floors…‘ by Malani M Jones – “This shot was taken with my iphone 8 plus and edited with Snapseed to straighten the lines a bit and brighten up the white. I love looking down captures; my Converse shoes were a gift from a marvelous group of friends in San Francisco and really how can you pass up capturing a cool patterned floor?!”

Facade viewed from a different perspective

Facade viewed from a different perspective‘ by @black_white_bird – “I took this shot while I was having my lunch break at work. After only a few minutes of sitting outside by myself, leaning my back against the wall of the factory, I looked up at the blue sky above me and noticed the geometry of this building. It rose up so clear with the straight lines without any distractions which inspired me to take this shot. It was taken with my iPhone 6s and converted into black and white which was enough to create this beautiful tones.”

The modern woman is a blur of activity. She is pressured to be all things to all people. The old knowing is long overdue – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The modern woman is a blur of activity. She is pressured to be all things to all people. The old knowing is long overdue – Clarissa Pinkola Estes‘ by Erin Lynn Perrilleon – “I enjoy capturing natural textures and patterns in an up close manner. While out on a walk with my dog, I found this huge group of ferns, and I couldn’t resist. By filling the entire frame of the photo with just one section, it really draws your eye to the natural patterns and lines of the plant, which is what I was going for. I shot it using my iPhone8 Plus and edited in Adobe Lightroom. “

You got me going in circles

You got me going in circles‘ by Cheryl Philly

Patterns

Patterns‘ by @grasshopper_me – “This building is in the same street where my office is located in Dubai and never noticed it as I rush to work as soon as I park my car. One day, when I saw it for the first time, the patterns were so brilliant and fascinating that I stood and clicked it to fit the frame of my phone. It was taken using an iPhone 6s edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by Jonathan Leahy Maharaj

Swirl

Swirl‘ by Laurence Bouchard – “‘Swirl’ was shot on a sunny morning in Tokyo. I’d passed by the location one day with my wife but it was all in the shade so I decided to back early on a sunny morning. I got there at 7.30am and the light was great. I liked this shot of the woman with a parasol because of the shapes. I then made a few tweaks in Snapseed.”

Up against a brick wall

Up against a brick wall‘ by @jawdoc2 – “There is a new building that’s changing the skyline of Vancouver, called Vancouver House. It has this interesting geometric cube pattern. I waited for the passerby to walk “up against the brick wall” to capture the shot. I used the iPhone software to change from colour to black and white.”

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Untitled‘ by Paul Moore

Hiding

Hiding‘ by @rawsdeb – “This is a picture of my daughter’s cat, Sammy, as he is hiding in his zebra covered box. He loves his boxes! It was taken on an iPhone7+ and edited in Snapseed and icolorama and converted to black and white. “

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Untitled‘ by Richard Goodwin – “Visiting my old university, this new building with its golden panels shone in the sunlight. I used a tight crop and a standard range of adjustments in my favourite Snapseed. My aim was to enhance the geometrics, texture and light patterns in my iPhone 6S image.”

Dome of My Own

Dome of My Own‘ by Joel Worthington – “This is the oft-photographed main dome in the Chicago Cultural Center off of Michigan Avenue. It’s claim to fame is that it’s the largest Tiffany glass dome ceiling in the world. I think I’ve seen pretty much every angle of this dome either from other photographers or myself. I wanted to bring something of my own to this, so, I played it straight with the direct, cropped, look-up shot, which is a fan favorite, but I processed it in black and white (in VSCO and Lightroom). I don’t think I’d ever actually seen it in black and white before, so I’m glad it worked out.”

Cheese grater

Cheese grater‘ by Evelyn Sieber – “The Jardin House, or how we call it here “the cheese grater” was at its completion in 1972 the tallest building in Asia (height 179m) and really stood out with its unique facade with 1’700 of circular windows. I have captured it at least a dozend times; at night, in the fog, with clear skies or just details and never get bored to find new angles and light to feature this fascinating office building in Hong Kong. Slight tuning of perspective and colour done in my go to app Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @vollygda

Don’t forget…

The theme for the next challenge will be ‘Beautiful Portraits’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile portrait photos. Think about portraits of people, friends, family, animals or candid moments that stir a strong emotional feeling or that make a connection between the subject and viewer.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Beautiful Portraits’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_42 on Instagram.

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

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