The theme of last week’s Mobiography Photo Challenge was ‘Adventure and Travel’. From Mariko Klug’s awesome landscape vista of the summit of Seceda in South Tyrol, Italy to Elaine Taylor’s beach walk in Southend-on-Sea, UK. The photos submitted to this challenge all captured the essence of travel, adventure and exploring new and exciting locations and convey a sense of wonderment.

Featured photographers this week include: Joseph Cyr, Jen Pollack-Bianco, @lifebank, Mariko Klug, @pennijam, @rawsdeb, @smartphoneographer, Elaine Taylor, @thelma.penteado, and @cath1102.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract mobile photos. Think about reflections in glass or water, closely cropped patterns, curves and lines, clever use of shadows and silhouettes or skillful use of creative mobile art.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_48 on Instagram.

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

Kauai’s North Shore, at the edge of the sea at sunset…

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Kauai’s North Shore, at the edge of the sea at sunset…‘ by Joseph Cyr – “At the end of a week on the island of Kaua’i, my wife and I went to the beach for a final sunset walk. The North Shore of this Hawaiian island is legendary, the landscape truly stunning in that end-of-the-world kind of way. This is the northernmost outpost of Polynesia; there isn’t a single speck of land between this spot and Alaska, thousands of miles away. At nightfall, we took plenty of deep breaths between the pounding surf and that mythical “Bali Hai” mountain silhouette. For this shot of my wife, taken with an iPhone6s, I used the native camera, then snapseed for just a bit of digital dodging and burning.”

Good morning from Horseshoebend

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Good morning from Horseshoebend‘ by Jen Pollack-Bianco – “I shot this photo on my iPhone X at Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona. While the #selfeet trend is kind of a cliche, it often works in travel and adventure photography because it adds authenticity and scale to a landscape. I woke up before sunrise and headed to Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona to watch the sunrise. This shot was captured using HDR mode on my iPhone X. I then brought down the highlights in the sky of sky by adding an overlay from the Mextures app. The result is a combination of good light, composition and cute hiking boots.”

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug – “This is my dog Lobo admiring the famous view from the Seceda summit in South Tyrol, Italy. Probably photographed a million times, but I wanted to try it anyway and I think the result has become unique thanks to Lobo!

Photo was taken with iPhone X and edited with Snapseed and Stackables.”

Home sweet home

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Home sweet home‘ by @pennijam – “The photo is of Sydney, Australia and was taken from the airplane as we arrived home after five weeks of travelling. Seeing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge from the air always signals that I’ve arrived home as does the fact that I can see my home suburb in the photo. It was taken with an iPhoneX. “

I could keep walking

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I could keep walking‘ by @rawsdeb – “This photo was taken on an iPhone7+ and edited on Snapseed. This photo was taken at Grand Teton national park of my husband walking on the path towards the mountain. We were traveling across country following our daughters wedding but this sight was just majestic and loved the view with my husband walking. I felt like we could just keep walking forever. ”

Flashback to Hong Kong

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Flashback to Hong Kong‘ by @cath1102 – “My classmates from the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo had a high school reunion last May, 2017.  We traveled from different countries to make our way back to Tokyo. After the reunion and on the way home to the US and Canada, 4 of us had a layover in Hong Kong. We got a 3-day Big Bus tour pass. This photo was taken from the Big Bus as it drove down the world famous Nathan Road. I used Snapshot for photo editing. I also used the blur feature in Instagram to highlight the people on the crosswalk.”

Walking out to the estuary over the mud flats at Westcliffe

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Walking out to the estuary over the mud flats at Westcliffe‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This was taken in Southend-on-Sea in the UK at the start of a great little adventure walking out to the estuary over the mud flats. At low tide, the water retreats about 600m from the beach, leaving the mud flats exposed, but you’ve got to get your timing just right before the tide returns. It’s a tricky but very fun walk. We laughed a lot and returned soaking and very muddy.

I shot this on my iPhoneX (covered with a Lifeproof case) through Hipstamatic. I used a Jane lens/Irom 2000 film combo, and made a few adjustments in the app such as highlights/shadows,  temperature and vignette.”

Take my hand, take my whole life too…

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Take my hand, take my whole life too…‘ by @smartphoneographer

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Boarding Ends 20 Min. Before Departure..!

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Boarding Ends 20 Min. Before Departure..!‘ by @lifebank

Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract mobile photos. Think about reflections in glass or water, closely cropped patterns, curves and lines, clever use of shadows and silhouettes or skillful use of creative mobile art.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_48 on Instagram.

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

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