The theme for last week’s Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Leading lines’. This is one of my favourite compositional techniques and the Mobiography community rose to the challenge and submitted some superb images. From the lines in the sand featured in @alice1280’s beach scene to the use of curves in @jenburnett’s staircase shot. All images in this weeks showcase illustrate how different photographers have used leading lines in their photos.

Featured photographers this week include: @alice1280, @arashrimus, @arpixa, @chasread, @detailsofberlin, @jenburnett, @judibooty, @lizanderson, @malmccann, @mikemantx, @rawsdeb, @reneetakespics, @tianhsien, @bental777, and Laurence Bouchard.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘The World Around Me’. This is a fairly open ended challenge this week. For this challenge think about where you live, places you visit, people you meet, maybe even environmental issues. Basically, capture and share beautiful photos of the world around you.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘The World Around Me’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_75 on Instagram.

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

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What the wind did

What the wind did‘ by @alice1280 – “Sand dunes are part of my morning walk. I love the patterns made by the wind. With this picture I decided to bend over to get a low point of view. My husband is my tiny person. I like the way the lines get narrower and zigzag a bit. Good shadow from the early morning light. A little editing with Snapseed. ”

Tehran from 1,427ft above

Tehran from 1,427ft above‘ by @arashrimus – “I wanted to see all the 8 million people who live in my city so I went to the top of our city’s tallest telecommunication tower at 1,427ft and there I suddenly experienced watching them all through a single glance like no other. The shot in question was taken by my trusty iPhone and was edited by VSCO.”

Into the endless

Into the endless‘ by @arpixa

Got wheels

Got wheels‘ by @chasread – “I pass through this pedestrian tunnel every day at the local train station on my commute to NYC. On this day, I heard skateboard guy coming and pulled my iPhone out of my pocket to line him up as he passed by (nice to always have a camera in one’s pocket). I’m glad he veered off-center. Bright light and leading lines (plus some remaining moisture on the floor from the previous night’s rain) did the rest for me on this shot.

Shot on iPhone 5s using the Blackie app and straightened/cropped in Snapseed. ”

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Untitled‘ by @detailsofberlin – “This photo was taken in Madrid’s subway system with my iPhone X and the natural camera. I always look for new staircases cause every Friday it’s #staircasefriday on Instagram. I edited this photo first in Enlight and after that I always use VSCO for the final touch. ”

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Untitled‘ by @judibooty – “This was taken during my Iceland bucketlist visit 11/17. Taken with my iPhone and edited through Hipstamatic. This walk was so dreamy and almost magical. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan and I couldn’t resist doing the Game of Thrones tour. The beginning of this hike was featured in Game of Thrones as the scene featuring the Vale of Arryn and then a short walk where Brienne of Tarth and the Hound faced off during Season 4. This is Þingvellir National Park and this path led to the beautiful Öxarárfoss waterfalls. Apparently the only waterfall in the world that is between two continents.”

A walk in the fog

A walk in the fog‘ by @lizanderson – “This photo was taken on an early foggy morning in a wetland preserve where my husband and I walk our dogs. I love how people seem to emerge quietly from the fog along the trails. I wanted to add some warmth to the image so I edited it using Hipstamatic with Foxy Lens and Liberty Film. iPhone 7+ ”

Titanic building Belfast

Titanic building Belfast‘ by @malmccann – “This photo of Titanic Belfast Building was taken with an iPhone 7 as the sun was setting late in the evening in May. The Titanic Building is fantastic to photograph especially in strong light as its unique facade is clad in 3,000 individual aluminium shards that illuminate when the sun hits them. I had taken several different angles of the building but this one stood out as it emphasised the detail, structure and unique design and converting it to black and white made the image stand out even more. Taken with an iPhone 7, handheld, edited in snapseed, converted to black and white using the fine art filter, lowered the ambiance, lifted the highlights, increased the contrast. ”

The Watchman, Zions National Park

The Watchman, Zions National Park‘ by @mikemantx – “Arguably no image of Zion National Park is more recognizable than a photograph of sunset on The Watchman as seen from the Canyon Junction Bridge. This spot is the go-to place for photographers and everyday visitors to the park. It is a place where you can witness the canyon’s walls burst alive in an almost fiery glow as the sun sets low on the horizon and the Virgin River leads you toward this spectacular scene.

I got to this location about 10 minutes before the sun was about to set and the bridge was already packed. I squeezed in amongst all the other photographers with their bags, tripods and heavy equipment. The best advantage of mobile photography, you can get into those areas that are small and overlooked.

Shot with my iPhone 8Plus, post edit with Snapseed and Mextures apps”

Keep looking straight ahead

Keep looking straight ahead‘ by @rawsdeb – “This photo was taken as we were driving in Wyoming and I was struck by the beauty of the Tetons ahead of us. Couldn’t resist the quiet road and the majestic mountains. It was taken on my iPhone 7+ and edited in Snapseed and converted to black and white. ”

This beach feeds my soul

This beach feeds my soul‘ by @reneetakespics

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Untitled‘ by @tianhsien

All the lonely people. Where do they all come from?

All the lonely people. Where do they all come from?‘ by @bental777

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Untitled‘ by Laurence Bouchard

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘The World Around Me’. This is a fairly open ended challenge this week. For this challenge think about where you live, places you visit, people you meet, maybe even environmental issues. Basically, capture and share beautiful photos of the world around you.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘The World Around Me’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_75 on Instagram.

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

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