The theme for this last week’s Mobiography Photo Challenge was ‘Trees’. The challenge saw a superb range of photo submitted, all of which demonstrated how different photographers have approached this subject. Stunning landscapes, moody weather conditions and vibrant autumn colours were all common themes in the photos submitted.

Featured photographers include: @adrianmcgarry, @beatemolt, @cathrinehalsor, @db.cooper, @fotopawelolsztyn, @snapsbymarkescapes, Elaine Taylor, @tgratt10, @the.chronicles.of.sandra, @tikoi, @tim.creamer, Mariko Klug, @marta_spencer, @mauricio_bustamante, @siljekroro.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Urban Life’. For this challenge think about sharing your best examples of Urban Life taken and edited with a smartphone. Think buildings & architecture, street photography, street portraits, neon light streets or reflections in glass and puddles.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Urban Life’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_58 on Instagram.

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

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Untitled‘ by @adrianmcgarry – “My shot is of an iconic scene in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The lone tree stands on the shore of Llyn Padarn, one of the largest natural lakes in Wales, on the edge of the popular village of Llanberis.

The intention of my composition was to include the dramatic landscape of mountains along with the brooding winter sky and near perfect reflections. My intention was to illustrate the raw beauty of this region’s landscape.

I am passionate about iPhone Photography and this photo was taken with an iPhone X, whilst ensuring that I got the best from the HDR options available. I processed it with the Photos editing app and Snapseed.”

Fairytales

Fairytales‘ by @beatemolt – “I took it in Austria. We drove down from a Mountain to a valley. It was a cold bright and sunny day around noon. Because it was so cold and dry the colours were very intensive but in the valley it was still foggy. So we stopped and I made some photos from above. I liked the clear trees with the sharp shadows on the snow in the front. The wood in the backround is softened by the fog so it looks a little bit dreamy. There‘s reality in front and room for fantasy in the back.

I processed it with Instagram with no filter, only a little bit of contrast and sharpening.”

The Stones are dreaming

The Stones are dreaming‘ by @cathrinehalsor – “The fog that morning was so thick and it was impossible to see anything on the fjord. I remember hearing the ferry using the foghorn to warn other boats crossing the fjord. Such a magical morning, I loved the tree, the stones and the sea swept in this mystical veil.

Shot with the native camera on my iPhone 6s+, edited in Snapseed and Stackables.”

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Untitled‘ by @db.cooper – “This photo was taken on an IPhone 8 Plus in the early evening on an overcast day. I edited it with Blackie app and LD (Lens Distortions) app to create a moody effect.”

This time something in different colors

This time something in different colors‘ by @fotopawelolsztyn – “The picture was taken in the village of Dywity in Poland, on a frosty day just before sunset. I used the SONY XPERIA XZ3 smartphone to take this picture. Edited in the Snapseed and Photoshop Express applications.”

Tree family

Tree family‘ by @snapsbymarkescapes – “I shot the image with my iPhone when I was out on a winter walk in the local countryside. I’ve often photographed the same scene but on this occasion there was a light mist which added something extra. I edited the image in Photoshop Express, most significantly by cropping to a square thereby removing a couple of walkers and some larger trees. I wanted to create a simpler image and to me it emphasises the trees as a single entity, or family as in the title. When i uploaded to Instagram I applied a preset filter which tweaked it slightly and there it is. ”

A cute little tree and a cute little bird by the pool

A cute little tree and a cute little bird by the pool‘ by Elaine Taylor – “I took this photo while we were on holiday in Rhodes, Greece. I fell in love with this cute little tree, situated on the edge of the swimming pool, and was drawn to the blue layers of the pool, sea and sky. I got into the water to get the best shot I could. By getting low I was able to eliminate a number of distracting elements between the pool and the sea. My phone was partly in the water, but I felt comfortable doing that because I was using my new Lifeproof case. As I was concentrating on getting the horizontal lines straight, I noticed the little bird had flown into shot. I managed to capture it in the frame quickly before it flew off.

Shot and edited with Hipstamatic (Beard/Irom 2000) on an iPhone X.”

Open your eyes and believe

Open your eyes and believe‘ by @tgratt10 – “I only shoot with iPhone 8 and edit with snapseed. Living on the east end of Long Island, New York. We are truly blessed with an untouched nature out here. This is one of my favorite spots and that day the clouds had that cotton candy feel to them.”

Anarchy in the UK

Anarchy in the UK‘ by @the.chronicles.of.sandra – “The title of the image ‘Anarchy in The UK’ pertains to the troubled state of affairs the country finds itself in at the moment; a world away from the serenity of the image taken in Richmond Park, London. The perfect antidote don’t you think…

The photo was shot on iPhone 8 and edited with Snapseed. ”

Beech lane

Beech lane‘ by @tikoi – “I started experimenting with double exposure photos around the year 2000 with self made pinhole cameras. I had to develop the film and then expose and process the photo paper in the darkroom before I could see if it worked out. The nice thing about making them with your phone is that I can just make one while walking the dogs. My favorite doubles are made with the nature surrounding me. You get a good contrast when the light that runs through the leafs and branches cuts out parts of the portrait. I just make a self portrait with the white of the clouds in the background which isolates the silhouette. Then I take the second shot which then overlays. The thing that I like most about it is that you can train your eye and get better doubles but it always is subject to chance whether the two photos blend well together. This particular one is a remake of one of the first I ever posted on Instagram. It is shot with iPhone 7 and I used Union, and Lightroom.”

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug – “This photo was taken in the garden of Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears) in Coimbra, Portugal. It’s a beautiful and magical place where the forbidden romance of Prince Dom Pedro and the maid of his wife, Dona Ines, is said to have taken place. I was admiring the garden filled with exotic plants when I came across this huge rubber tree and its tangled roots. Behind it was a gate I wanted to take a picture of. Usually I like to use trunks and branches for framing, but here I chose the impressive roots to convey a little bit of the magic of this place.

iPhone X, edited with Snapseed and Mextures.”

Lonely Oak

Lonely Oak‘ by @marta_spencer

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Don’t forget…

This week, the theme for the photo challenge is ‘Urban Life’. For this challenge think about sharing your best examples of Urban Life taken and edited with a smartphone. Think buildings, street photography, street portraits, or neon light streets and reflections.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Urban Life’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_58 on Instagram.

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

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