The theme of last week’s Mobiography Photo Challenge was ‘Rainy Days’. For this challenge participants were asked to share their best rainy day inspired photos. All photos featured in this showcase illustrate how different photographers have approached this theme. Close-up’s of rain drops or rain splattered windows, shadowy figures under umbrellas and reflections in puddles were all common themes that different photographers chose to take.

Featured photographers this week include: @camhaynes22, @christinemignon, Grace Brignolle, @hayleyjoy1818, @jawdoc2, Laurence Bouchard, @mikemantx, @miriammedeiros, @patricia_watsonart, @patstone21, @rorytucker, @venkatesulu, and @ciceiaalmeida.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Street Photography’. As this is a popular genre of photography, and one which is ideally suited to the smartphone, I will be eagerly waiting to see what the Mobiography community submits. So, for this challenge think about sharing your best street photography images. Think about images that capture those candid passing moments, street portraits, and urban life.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Street Photography’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_52 on Instagram.

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

Fading colours

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Fading colours‘ by @camhaynes22 – “I started taking an interest in photographing drops basically because it seemed that it was raining every 2 to 3 days at one point so… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

Over time I’ve come to enjoy it. My favourite thing about photographing on a rainy day is how peaceful it can be. Even though rainy weather usually causes me headaches, there’s something meditative about it.

Photographed and edited on Samsung Galaxy S7 (no flash, no tripod … just get close and keep a steady hand). Edited, in part, with SnapSeed and EyeEm apps.”

My entry

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My entry‘ by Grace Brignolle – “Are you someone who rejoices when raindrops start to fall to the ground? You are probably used to listening to others whine endlessly about being wet and cold. I meanwhile, I fantasize about those delicious drops and wonder how someone could not appreciate a gloriously gloomy day.

Well I personally love the rain, and for me rain means; GOD is blessing me. Opportunity to take it all in. Pause and relax. And the opportunity to go out and look for the perfect spot or person to shoot.

I found this spot in the neighborhood where I work and I positioned my self with my camera to shoot away. The results were pleasing. I used; iPhone 7 and Hipstamatic 311 ”

Raindrops and Reflections

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Raindrops and Reflections‘ by @hayleyjoy1818 – “I’m hugely inspired, intrigued and fascinated with raindrops. On this particular morning we’d had a welcome storm and I knew that there would be raindrops and reflections.

I also knew to go to where the Nasturtiums are growing, because they hold raindrops so beautifully. This capture was extra special, because the sun had come out, and that’s what’s reflecting in the droplet, on the building, which is my house.

Captured with my iPhone 8 Plus, using the macro feature in the camera+2 app and then edited in the Snapseed app. Minimal editing as camera+2 takes really great photos.”

Waterlines

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Waterlines‘ by @jawdoc2 – “I was looking for something to brighten a gloomy rainy day in Vancouver. I came across this colourful wall which would provide a backdrop for the droplets on my car window. A walker with his umbrella completed the composition. I was pleasantly surprised to find an inverse reflection in each droplet. I cropped the photos square and did minor processing using the iPhone 7plus software.”

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Untitled‘ by Laurence Bouchard – “This was shot in Shinjuku in January 2018. A rare snowstorm had been forecast to hit Tokyo and I was very fortunate to have the day off. I headed to Shinjuku because I love the neon colors there. This was shot at around 3pm and the light was good to get a good reflection. I edited the image in Snapseed – increasing the saturation to highlight the neon.”

La pluie

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La pluie‘ by @miriammedeiros – “In Odessa the rain happened. Melancholy and loneliness fell in love with beauty. In Odessa I walked through the same streets as the poet Maiakosvki. In Odessa I have lived in black and white.”

Building hiding in fog

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Building hiding in fog‘ by @patricia_watsonart – “This photo reflects the mood of the past year for me. 2018 started off with my husband suffering a life threatening health episode. We were on our way to another specialist appointment. Having just travelled into the city, Mississauga. As we got off the highway I spotted the Marilyn Monroe Condos hiding behind an overcast sky. I captured the image with my iPhone 8 plus and edited using snapseed. It was shot from my passenger window.”

Rainy day…

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Rainy day…‘ by @patstone21 – “The picture has a sad background. After burying my girlfriend, I found myself near to a forest after a walk. I wanted to be alone… it rained and in front of me was this person with the Red umbrella. I was surprised because she walked in the middle of the street. Maybe she also wanted to be alone. I took the picture because I liked the mood… I did not dare speak to her. She was also at the funeral but I did not know, who she is.

Then she turned around a fork… open questions remained. The photo was edited in Lightroom Mobile and Snapseed.

What remains is my memory… if I take a look at this picture.”

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Untitled‘ by @ciceiaalmeida – “I have a photographic series, which I call: In Motion. Photographed from inside the car, using my cell phone, on a trip which coincides with a trip. When it rains, I get more involved in photography.

This photograph was taken on the arrival of the city of Juiz de Fora / MG / Brazil. The traffic signal closed, took advantage of and photographed people passing by on the sidewalk. I always use snapseed, to do some tinkering.”

Rainforest ride

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Rainforest ride‘ by @rorytucker

The Great Salt Lake

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The Great Salt Lake‘ by @mikemantx

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Untitled‘ by @venkatesulu

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Untitled‘ by @christinemignon

Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Street Photography’. As this is a popular genre of photography, and one which is ideally suited to the smartphone, I will be eagerly waiting to see what the Mobiography community submits. So, for this challenge think about sharing your best street photography images. Think about images that capture those candid passing moments, street portraits, and urban life.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Street Photography’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_52 on Instagram.

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

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