The theme of last week’s Mobiography photo challenge was ‘Wintertime’. For this challenge participants were asked share their best smartphone photos that summed up the idea of Wintertime. Snow and ice scenes were common themes throughout the photos submitted as were portraits of people wrapped up and festive inspired images. Hopefully this collection will help you to start feeling festive and look forward to the Christmas holidays ahead.

Featured photographers this week include: Charles Read, @dgspicer1, @laz_images, @lizanderson48, Mariko Klug, @nahid_sal, @pierluigidodi, Elaine Taylor, @vicki_whicker, @tim.creamer, @rawsdeb, @venkatesulu, and @e_to_the_lynn.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Out with the old, In with the new’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that sum up the idea of old and new. Think new year celebrations, Christmas gifts, old buildings, vintage objects, or maybe interesting examples of contemporary architecture.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Out with the old, In with the new’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_55 on Instagram.

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

On ice

Photo by chas read

On ice‘ by Charles Read – “Each year during the winter months, New York City’s famed Bryant Square Park is converted to a skating rink and outdoor shopping village. As I watched the skaters early one evening, a gap suddenly opened up in the foreground, offering a minimalistic take on the festive holiday scene.

Shot on iPhone 4s and edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @dgspicer1 – “Christmas Day 2016 my wife and I decided to get out of the house and take a drive. We drove towards Mount Baker in the North Cascade National Park, which is about an hour East of Bellingham Washington.

Once we arrived to our destination, we decided to get out of the car and stretch our legs and roam around. This is when I saw the picturesque Mount Shuksan on this beautiful sunny Christmas Day. I started taking some shots with then,  my iPhone 6s. Ansel Adams has always been one of my biggest influencers and inspiration, I thought it would make a great black and white. I used Snapseed for post processing for the Wintertime challenge.”

Time Square

Time Square‘ by @laz_images – “I took the picture of police officer in Times Square two years ago, on a trip to New York City with my family. Time square at night is as bright as day. This picture was taken with my iPhone 7 Plus and edited with native apple filter converting it into a black and white. “

Early morning with new snow, sun and fog

Early morning with new snow, sun and fog‘ by @lizanderson48 – “What is better than waking up early after it has been snowing hard for three days to this winter wonderland. This was taken in Truckee, California at dawn on my birthday. What a great gift!  It was extremely cold but it was exhilarating to get outside after being in the house for three days during the storm. The golden light was perfect and it reflected off all the snowy trees around us. The white area is fog in the valley below us and in the distance is North Star Ski Resort.  The only editing I did was to crop the photo in Snapseed. It was taken with an iPhone 7+. “

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug – “This is the forest near my home, where I often go for walks with my dog. The first snow of this winter has fallen during the night, so I decided to go there early in the morning. It was quite foggy, but fortunately after a while the sun came out. This photo was taken with an iPhone X using the HDR mode of ProCamera and was edited with Snapseed.”

Crêpe Addict

Crêpe Addict‘ by @pierluigidodi – “This is a photo of my wife and son waiting for the crepe to be ready! I shot it with my iPhone 8 Plus and processed in Snapseed.”

Wintery walk across Rawdon golf course

Wintery walk across Rawdon golf course‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This was taken last December on a golf course near our house. When it snows there, the course turns into a busy beautiful winter wonderland, with lots of people playing with sledges on a hill just out of shot.

I caught sight of these trees as we walked towards the hill with our sledges and took a few photos. I had to move around a bit to get the trees in the frame without any other distractions.

I shot and edited the photo through Hipstamatic (Anne-Marie/BlacKeys 44) on an iPhone7 plus.”

Dunga Brook

Dunga Brook‘ by @vicki_whicker – “The image is of Dunga Brook, my 198 year old rehabbed farmhouse in the middle of upstate NY. The image is meant to portray the personality, majesty, and isolation of her structure and her ability to weather this world. I edit with Distressedfx, Snapseed, and an IG preset, in that order. I’m a writer and a mobile photographer.”

Winter

Winter‘ by @tim.creamer

Antique doors at Christmas time

Antique doors at Christmas time‘ by @rawsdeb

On clear days, one can see … his soul

On clear days, one can see … his soul‘ by @venkatesulu

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes‘ by @e_to_the_lynn – “Simply put, I believe life is all about the little things and snowflakes are no exception. Each one different from the next, intricate, delicate, and beautiful from every angle.

I use gloves, hats, and scarves as my snowflake catchers and I have learned that taking macro photos of snowflakes is a lesson in patience for sure. You only have a few seconds to get a shot, so time is of the essence. I use my iPhone 8 Plus with an Olloclip macro lens attachment to get all of my photos and I edit them in Adobe Lightroom.
Here’s hoping for another snowstorm soon!”

Xmas is coming

Xmas is coming‘ by @nahid_sal

Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Out with the old, In with the new’. For this challenge think about sharing your best smartphone photos that sum up the idea of old and new. Think new year celebrations, Christmas gifts, old or vintage objects, or maybe interesting examples or new and contemporary architecture.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Out with the old, In with the new’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_55 on Instagram.

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

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