The theme for last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Red’. The Mobiography community was asked to submitted their best photos that captured the colour red. Featured photos in this showcase all illustrate how different photographers have approached this subject. From the tiny red door at the base of a tree captured by @bodneyboo to the bold red colours of a flower by @eye_compose_pixel.

Featured photographers this week include: @bodneyboo, @bigpeabella, @detailsofberlin, @el_rubins_ed, @eye_compose_pixel, @hipstanitaelle, @iphotokunst, @itha_mar, @laurencebouchard_color, @lollykakumani, @omarfekryy, @paule_novemb, @ushi.g, @venkatesulu, and @shineonyoucraydiamond.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Stunning Skies’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_68 on Instagram.

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

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati‘ by @bigpeabella – “This is my youngest son Jackson aka my muse; I could spend forever listening to the stories those eyes can tell. Taken with my iPhone 8+ and edited in Snapseed. I auto tuned, adjusted white balance, brought out his eyes with the portrait option, brightened up his skin tone with glamour glow, added a slight vignette to focus on his face and finally used perspective to straighten the lines. I used a square crop when I posted to Instagram.”

A fab find

A fab find‘ by @bodneyboo – “Heavily jet-lagged after the longest flight of my life this woodland home was an unexpected find! I headed up Queenstown Hill in New Zealand for the views but I think this was my favourite shot of the day. Shot with an iPhone 8 and a light edit using the Mextures app.”

Ich wünsch euch allen einen entspannten

Ich wünsch euch allen einen entspannten‘ by @detailsofberlin – “I have this thing for staircases and just in case you didn’t know yet: every Friday it’s #staircasefriday where you can see beautiful spiral staircases from all over the world. So everywhere I go I look out for staircases and after a while you have a feeling on where there might be one. So I had this feeling that in one of our office buildings might be one hidden and I was right and very happy to find such a unique piece.”

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Untitled‘ by @el_rubins_ed – “We have within us that animal part that we must learn to control”

Rose Macro

Rose Macro‘ by @eye_compose_pixel – “My interest in ‘Macro’ photography forced me to capture this image. Mainly, colour of it’s petals and the stamen bunch got my eyes. Hence, to capture deep details, I used my Pixel2XL ‘Portrait’ mode. ”

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Untitled‘ by @hipstanitaelle – “I live in Paris and my favourite thing to do is shooting with Hipstamatic. I took this photo with this app in the famous Théâtre de l’Odèon.”

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Untitled‘ by @itha_mar – “One rainy day, after the rain had stopped. I took out my macro lens to take some pictures of the raindrops that formed on the leaves. I used my iPhone X with the KhunLo lens from Hipstamatic apps and the 2.8X HD macro lens from Dckina.”

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Untitled‘ by @laurencebouchard_color – “This was shot as part of the iPhone 7 campaign in Shibuya, Tokyo on November the 5th 2016. For the campaign Apple enlisted a group of photographers around the world to capture life from dusk to dawn using the low-light camera on iPhone 7. I started shooting on Saturday at around 5pm and shot all night until about 7am. I can’t remember how many photos I shot but it was a hell of a lot. I was then given a day to edit the photos I liked with the apps Snapseed and Lightroom that were already installed on the phone. This was shot outside a really cool bookshop which was unfortunately changed into a 7/11 convenience store recently.”

Le chat noir à la porte rouge!

Le chat noir à la porte rouge!‘ by @lollykakumani – “I am crazy about french literature, art and the language. I am a bonafide Francophile.

I always loved iconic Théophile Steinlen poster art, especially Le chat noir. I got the idea when I saw the red door in a mall. I got the cat photo from Skylab app, added it to the red door photo taken with iPhone X or XS Max. Edited it in hipstamatic using Salvador 84 lens and Neville lens, love81 film and berry pop flash. Of course, it is by no means Steinlen’s le chat but the idea is from it. ”

$ m o k e y

$ m o k e y‘ by @omarfekryy – “One of the famous traditions in Egypt is the Hinna (farewellparty), which is a celebration that’s done the day before a wedding. During that enthusiastic gathering, lots of fireworks were ignited, turning the whole scene into red, and thus, this shot existed. ”

Leaf on the car hood

Leaf on the car hood‘ by @paule_novemb – “I love chasing coloured leaves. When I find a beautiful one, I then look for nice backgrounds. This red car hood caught my eye for a monochrome setting. I was especially glad when I saw the reflection of the trees mimicking the ribs of the leaf.”

Chinese dinner at the Star Hotel, Rutherglen

Chinese dinner at the Star Hotel, Rutherglen‘ by @ushi.g – “The image was taken with the iPhone 8 native camera. No further edits were made apart from perhaps to straighten the image.

I was drawn to the colour of the wall and then to the way the negative space of the wall seems to anchor and connect the objects on the table with the painting hanging above, creating a ‘still life’ moment. I was also drawn by the dichotomy between the colour red (representing strength, passion energy) and the ‘quiet’ scene of all the other objects.”

Volar lo que se dice volar…

Volar lo que se dice volar…‘ by @venkatesulu – “I took this photo with a Huawei P9 and edited with Snapseed. My family and I were traveling by car to the north of Spain, from the road we saw  some windmills and decided to stop to look at them. My son took his skateboard with him to pass some time when resting from the car travel. I saw this lovely spring photo opportunity.”

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Untitled‘ by @shineonyoucraydiamond – “We recently moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and decided to spend a day driving around, checking out the landmarks and making fun photos! This photo was taken at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This addition was designed by Santiago Calatrava. Every day the building’s wings open and close. I love the modern architecture!

My photographic style is inspired by many artists – I love Magritte! I love minimalism and playing with color against a stark background.

I used Touch ReTouch to clean up this photo and then a bit of the “Ludwig” filter on Instagram. ”

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Untitled‘ by @iphotokunst

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Stunning Skies’. For the challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos that show stunning skies, sunsets, sunrises, urban skylines and dramatic landscape cloud formations.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Stunning Skies’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_68 on Instagram.

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

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