The theme for last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Yellow’. Yellow is a superbly vibrant colour which gives off such a positive vibe. The photos featured in this weeks showcase illustrate how different photographers have taken advantage of this and incorporated the colour Yellow in their photos. From @di.monheit19 and Elaine Taylor’s use of sunflowers to @lucdigital and @magdalena.szurek’s use of yellow backgrounds and lighting.

Featured photographers this week include: @di.monheit19, Elaine Taylor, @itha_mar, @jawdoc2, @jilllian2, @john_nieto, @lucdigital, @magdalena.szurek, @rawsdeb, @reneetakespics, @the.chronicles.of.sandra, @the.r.a.b.b.i.t, @thomassoize, @dmreidmd, and @kaganbastimar.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Leading Lines’. For this challenge think about images that use leading lines, perspective, winding roads and paths or rivers to lead the viewers eye into a scene.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Leading Lines’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_74 on Instagram.

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

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Bee happy!

Bee happy!‘ by @di.monheit19 – “As I live in an agricultural area, one of the crops is sunflowers. When the sunflowers are growing, one of my favorite places to photograph are these fields. This particular sunflower was backlit with the dramatic sky, and the bee coming in to add an almost silhouette was the icing on the cake. Processed minimally in Snapseed.”

Hello and happy 2019

Hello and happy 2019‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This shot of my favourite flower was the first post of 2019 on my @sunflower Instagram account. I dedicated it to the Instagram friends who I had the huge pleasure of meeting for the first time in 2018 – people I had followed and admired for forever. All of the meetings were very special to me – highlights of my year! A list of those people can be found on my original Instagram post – every one of them is worth checking out.

I held the sunflower up against my dining room wall and shot it through Hipstamatic on an iPhoneX (Hipsta combo: Jack London/Irom 2000). ”

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Untitled‘ by @itha_mar – “I went out to take some pictures after a rainy day. I saw this yellow flower with water drops on it and I loved how it looked. I shot this picture with Halide app and the 2.8X macro lens from Dckina. I edited it with Mextures app.luc”

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Untitled‘ by @jawdoc2 – “It was a bright sunny day and as the yellow wall was well lit, the adjacent was in full shadow. I really liked the contrast of the dark wall adjacent to the well lit yellow wall. The basic simple geometry really worked here. Shortly after setting up my composition, this guy walks by carrying a black bag to mimic the black wall… perfect!!

Shot on my iPhone 7plus and I increased the contrast using the iPhone software.”

Between the lines

Between the lines‘ by @jilllian2 – “This photo was taken in my backyard, at sunrise. The low angle of the sun on the glistening flowers made for a bokeh filled capture. The branch that the dewdrops rest on is from a Smoke Tree Bush.

I used an iPhone 7plus with an olloclip 14x macro attachment. The photo was cropped and sharpened in Snapseed.”

saffron descent

saffron descent‘ by @john_nieto – “Coming up from the darkness of the Stockton Tunnel to the streets of Nob Hill, the strike of the sun and the yellow cast of light was a TERRIFIC beat change in this urban staircase. Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus and edited entirely using Snapseed for basic sharpening, contrast and a bit of vignetting for dramatic effect. ”

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Untitled‘ by @lucdigital – “My photo, Luminarium, was taken two years ago inside a huge art installation by Architects of Air who are based in Nottingham, UK. (We’re very lucky here in Nottingham in that we get to experience AoA’s new works before they go on tour throughout Europe, Asia and the US.) Visiting a Luminarium is both calming and trippy – it’s all about intense color and atmospheric sound. This photo was taken with an iPhone 6s Plus, and all I did was crop it square!”

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Untitled‘ by @magdalena.szurek – “Searching and photographing spiral stairs is my passion and maybe even a little obsession.

It publishes quite a lot of this type of photography and I know that sometimes the recipient of the image is difficult to identify stairs with such a spiral composition. Such stairs can create unimaginable compositions if we try to imitate them in a suitable way.

This time I decided to photograph the stairs in the lighthouse in Poland by the Baltic Sea.

I used my smartphone Huawei 10 Pro to it and then in the phone app I emphasized contrast and the bright color of spiral stairs”

Just a daisy

Just a daisy‘ by @rawsdeb – “This was taken on my iPhone XS and edited in Snapseed. Out for lunch and I was taken by the daisy on the table against the red table, just a simple setting. ”

Matching Art

Study in Yellow‘ by @reneetakespics – “When I go to a museum, I get much more excited by the people looking at art than the art itself. This is one of my favorite shots of one of my favorite people. The art is nice too!”

Shootin’ the Breeze

Shootin’ the Breeze‘ by @the.chronicles.of.sandra – “The photo was taken on a recent trip to Shropshire, my home county. The fields were a blaze of colour, bright yellow, as far as the eye could see; too good a photographic opportunity to miss. Rape seed oil is an attack on the senses: not only does it look spectacular it smells spectacular too, not so good for hay fever sufferers!
I photographed the image on iPhone 8 and edited with Snapseed app. ”

FACT

FACT‘ by @the.r.a.b.b.i.t – “Colours, shapes and patterns are something I always look for when it comes to photography. This photograph was inspired by that fascination. Passing by a hardware store in Colombo, I came across this symmetrically arranged yellow coloured water pipes shaped just like a Beehive. No second thoughts there, just snapped it with my iPhone 8 plus.

The photograph was edited using the Lightroom Mobile App.”

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Untitled‘ by @thomassoize – “I took the idea for this image from the great masters of painting, and one kind of composition in particular: flowers in a vase. This is a classical subject in painting and for my photo I wanted to show the most important item, a flower, inside a glass object – a vase.

I tried many glass objects combining them with many different colors of flowers. Yellow is a basic color which is often used with blue, pink, or purple. Sometimes I tried to use the same color for both elements, the flower and vase. It was the case with this photo. ”

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Untitled‘ by @kaganbastimar

I’m half crazy

I’m half crazy‘ by @loupdeloopy

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Leading Lines’. For this challenge think about images that use leading lines, perspective, winding roads and paths or rivers to lead the viewers eye into a scene.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Leading Lines’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_74 on Instagram.

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

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