The theme for last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Green’. The photos featured in this week’s showcase illustrate how different photographers have approached the subject. Nature was a common theme as were vibrant green background.

Featured photographers this week include: @sombra_y_luz, @robinrobertis, @detailsofberlin, @tinesview, @reneetakespics, @di.monheit19, @francamario, @iamlam628, @lydiacassatt, @iamraghuram, @itha_mar, @ateesht, @candice_rae_d, and @candice_rae_d.

Take part in the next Mobiography photo challenge

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Movement and Motion’. For this challenge think about images that convey a sense of motion and energy, something that maybe captures motion blur or a passing subject in a static frame. So start sharing your best movement and motion inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Movement & Motion’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_71 on Instagram.

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

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @sombra_y_luz – “This was taken with an iPhone on board a cruise ship, looking down I saw the row of deck chairs creating a pattern against the green of the artificial turf. The legs and things were a bonus, giving some human interest.

When I saw the couple walking along creating the shadow, I waited until they were in frame to create a ‘story’ for the viewer to create their own narrative.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @robinrobertis – “I was on a photo retreat with some wonderful friends outside of New York and our model we have used for years. Since our comfort level is such, she had no problem with removing some clothing and getting dirty. The fern on her back was her idea.

Shot in portrait mode, edited only in Snapseed with some adjustments to the brightness and contrast and then using the faded glow pre-set in looks.”

Another one from the tiny people series

Another one from the tiny people series‘ by @detailsofberlin

I took a closer look

I took a closer look‘ by @tinesview – “I took this picture last summer with my iPhone SE. It is a leaf from a walnut tree standing in my garden. When I took the picture the sun was behind that leaf – so it became a backlight shot. Therefore the shadows of the branches and leafs from behind are shining through ‘my’ leaf.

I edited the photo a little bit in Instagram: I improved the sharpness and increased the contrast.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @reneetakespics – “This photo was taken on one of our #bayareaphotowalk415 group walks. There were several of us shooting this building from various angles so my goal was to find a unique perspective. The color palette was amazing and I love symmetry so this shot was born.”

Early harvest

Early harvest‘ by @di.monheit19 – “While vacationing in the quaint historical town of Franklin, Tennessee, I glimpsed this beautiful pastoral scene out the window of the estate I was touring. I knew I had to capture this moment. Image processed in Snapseed.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @francamario

3 Pistachios

3 Pistachios‘ by @iamlam628 – “Shot with my iPhone X. My inspiration came when I was sharing pistachios with my 4-year grand daughter. I placed the nuts in her lunch tray and took the shot under indirect natural light from the window. I did a simple edit in Snapseed, cropping, increasing brightness and enhancing the details only on the nuts and here it is. ”

The path through daffodils, Edinburgh

r

The path through daffodils, Edinburgh‘ by @lydiacassatt – “I shot this in the Prince Street Gardens in Edinburgh, below the Castle. There are hundreds of thousands of daffodils that are in bloom in early April and I had the perfect, Scottish light and moody skies to take advantage of this beautiful scene. I am always drawn to paths and these stairs and the tree lead one up the hill to the Old Town. It is a magical place in the spring.

I shot and edited with the Hipstamatic app using the Sergio lens, Love81 film and the Cadet Blue Gel Flash. ”

The hunt for symmetry sometimes leads you to quietly beautiful places

The hunt for symmetry sometimes leads you to quietly beautiful places‘ by @iamraghuram – “The inspiration really came from the place, Greenwich. I was awed with the amount of green to be seen around the town and how serene the parks were, albeit it still winter. More importantly, how the Victorian architecture blended in with the nature there in. The photo was taken on an iPhone 7, edited on Lightroom mobile and further in VSCO. Some touching up was also done in Snapseed to remove unwanted light flares and so forth.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @itha_mar – “I usually go to the park for a walk, when I saw this ladybird resting in the grass and decided to take a few pictures with my Rhinoshield macro lens and my iPhone X. I used the native camera with the 10X macro lens and I edited with Darkroom app.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by @ateesht – “I was lucky to be visiting Kota Kinabalu on the north-eastern tip of the island of Borneo earlier this month. There’s a few islands off the coast that sit in the midst of a coral reef. My family and I were on an island called Sapi and were about to rent some snorkelling gear to take a better look underwater, when I noticed how clear and shallow the water was. Even after we had walked some twenty feet into the South China Sea, tiny swordfish and sergeant-major fish (shown here) could be clearly seen swimming less than an arm’s length away.

As I had my phone with me, I pulled it out, and simply raised it to a height of about 2 feet above the surface of the sea. I clicked a few shots and liked this one because it gave me an impression of unhurried and unplanned movement, like the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi where there is beauty in the asymmetrical and the random.”

I SURRENDER to this emerald green enchanted place

I SURRENDER to this emerald green enchanted place‘ by @candice_rae_d – “After a hectic week at work, my partner and I headed up to Golden Ears Park (a mere 30 minute drive from our home in Langley BC) for some much needed Nature Therapy. The melted snow pack was working its way down the mountainside through the forest on route to Alouette Lake. It was amazingly lush and the most incredible green – the Green that only spring can bring! Taken with my Samsung Galaxy7, Pro Mode. ”

Blue/Green

Blue/Green‘ by @annemrabe – “This photo was taken very early one morning at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, located in Walnut Creek, CA. The plant itself is very large – probably at least two feet in diameter. I believe it is a type of Agave. I shot the photo using the camera app on my iPhone X. I normally edit and app stack using Camera+, Moku Hanga, Prisma and PS Express, blending with Image Blender. It was reproduced on raw aluminum, enlarged to 24 x 30, and it absolutely glows.”

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Movement and Motion’. For this challenge think about images that convey a sense of motion and energy, something that maybe captures motion blur or a passing subject in a static frame. So start sharing your best movement and motion inspired images now.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Movement & Motion’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_71 on Instagram.

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

Join the Mobiography Facebook Group

If you haven’t already done so, follow Mobiography on Instagram and hashtag your photos with #mobiography. Don’t forget to sign up to the Mobiography email list to get the latest news and updates direct to your inbox.

Join The Mobiography Facebook Group