The theme for last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Springtime’. Featured photos this week illustrate a various approaches to this subject. Flowers, bright colours and insects were common themes in this week’s submissions.

Featured photographers this week include: @di.monheit19, Elaine Taylor, @the.r.a.b.b.i.t, @mery_pictures, @aishashebbo, @allophile_, @nancy.doyle, @reneetakespics, @beckfost123, @kallyklick, @@kallyklick, and @lasina

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Green’. For this challenge think trees, green fields and meadows, green coloured walls, cars, clothing or anything which illustrates contrasts between the colour green and other vibrant colours. So start sharing your best green inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Green’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_70 on Instagram.

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

Nature’s perfection!

Nature’s perfection!‘ by @di.monheit19 – “In honor of our wedding anniversary my husband presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the local farmer’s market. While arranging them in a vase, one broke off. I decided to preserve its memory by photographing it. Placing it on white fabric I clicked many angles. This image was my favorite. I used Snapseed to process it, placing a reverse vignette and also lightening it to give it a more dreamy look.”

Happy Birthday Val

Happy Birthday Val‘ by Elaine Taylor – “I shot this in my local cafe. There’s always vases and jars of pretty stems on the tables, which I usually can’t resist take snaps of, especially against that fab pink wall. I shared the image on my 365 project account as a birthday dedication to my lovely friend Val.

Shot and edited on an iPhoneX through Hipstamatic.
(combo: Anne-Marie/Rasputin)

The National Flower of Nicaragua

The National Flower of Nicaragua‘ by @the.r.a.b.b.i.t – “It was one of those beautiful early morning hours during last Spring I was taking a walk along the park and suddenly this beautiful white Araliya flower struck my eyes. What made it even more beautiful is the grass surrounding it. As they say golden early morning hours are the best to snap pictures and I did not have second thoughts as the lighting was so perfect I took a quick snap with my iPhone 8 plus. The photograph was edited using the Lightroom Mobile App.”

Details

Details‘ by @mery_pictures – “My husband brought me this beautiful bouquet of white and pink daisies but this particular daisy caught my eye, not only for the intense pink of the petals but the detailed yellow and red dots at the center… the contrast was perfect! I used my Samsung Galaxy S8 without any filters, nature’s real beauty!”

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Untitled‘ by @aishashebbo

Spring in the Sonoran Desert is not to be taken for granted…

Spring in the Sonoran Desert is not to be taken for granted…‘ by @allophile_ – “
We’ve had a remarkable spring in the Arizona desert this year; perfectly timed rains last autumn along with a couple of rare snowfalls this winter have led to a plethora of wildflowers. Mexican gold poppies are delicate, simple flowers, but in large numbers, they truly transform the normally arid landscape. Shooting these ground-loving blooms from below—so much easier to do with a smartphone than with a traditional camera—gives them a monumental feel. I took this with my iPhoneX, edited with snapseed, and then accentuated the sunflare with the LensFlare app. Spring in the desert is not to be taken for granted…

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures‘ by @nancy.doyle – “I titled this photo “Simple Pleasures” because in Michigan, in March, we have to find something to brighten our days and make them more pleasurable! The snow and cold is only enchanting for a short time and then we can’t wait for Spring! I purchased these perfect Gerbera Daisies for about $5 and they entertained me all weekend. I began with Macro shots as that was my original goal. I was pleased with the macros but after a few days I thought I wanted to try something new for me – a minimal still life. I had never done one before but thought I would give it a try. I used my new lightbox Christmas present from the kids, set it near my morning east window and added a few lights through the side screens. I cut down the stems (gasp) so they would fit in my smaller shorter vase. It was a much tighter shot originally.

Shot on iPhone 8+ with Camera+2 app in Tiff format. (I shoot exclusively with this) I expanded the canvas in Snapseed since it was much tighter, and so I could crop it square for IG and place it on the right vertical line. I drastically used reverse vignette and then masked the subject to brighten and whiten up just the wrinkles and gray areas of the white background. Some tweaking to details of the flowers and vase only, and finally the brush to leave just a hint of a shadow at the base of the vase. In my opinion the masking function in Snapseed is the most valuable tool out there and I use it whenever needed (often).”

Baby wine on the ground, party in the sky

Baby wine on the ground, party in the sky‘ by @reneetakespics

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Untitled‘ by @beckfost123 – “This photo was taken recently at Garvan Gardens in beautiful Hot Springs Arkansas. My device is an iPhone 6s. Photo was captured using the live option. I’m still learning to use this to create the smooth flowing water scenes. Most of my edits are created in Snapseed app and occasionally in LightRoom app. ”

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms‘ by @kallyklick – ““Apple Blossoms” taken with the Hipstamatic App. Lens – Tachman, Film – MilesTMAX, Flash – Standard”

The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. ~ Jack London

The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. ~ Jack London‘ by @kimskaptures – “This photo was taken with my iPhone X using the Camera+ app in macro mode. As I walked by these flowers, not only did the color catch my eye but the trichomes on the buds had perfect backlighting. I couldn’t walk by without taking the shot. I used Snapseed for editing.”

Pollinating

Pollinating‘ by @lasina – “I love capturing the tiny details of my garden through a mobile phone and macro lens. I have arthritis and the weight of a DSLR camera is often too much for me to handle. One morning I was determined to capture a bee in flight while it was feeding on my flowers and after many failed attempts this was my favorite image. It needed very little editing. I used Snapseed to crop and to lighten the shadows with the selective tool. I think I ran it through VSCO but opted to use the original. ”

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Green’. For this challenge think trees, green fields and meadows, green coloured walls, cars, clothing or anything which illustrates contrasts between the colour green and other vibrant colours. So start sharing your best green inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Green’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_70 on Instagram.

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

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