The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Reflections’. For this challenge the Mobiography community was asked to think about sharing their best mobile photos of reflections in water, in windows, on shiny floor or in puddles. Reflections are everywhere and make superb subjects as they can create some interesting and often abstract images.

Featured photographers this week include: @c_rae_diance, @jawdoc2, @tianhsien, @mmuslim, @jilllian2, @geek1956, @robertmholman, @chasread, @detailsofberlin, @pixels.for_.life_, @hna.duy93, @lisalam628, and @iphotokunst.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract mobile photos. Think about photos using closely cropped patterns, curves, reflections and lines, clever use of shadows and silhouettes or skillful use of creative mobile art.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_81 on Instagram.

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

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Heading to the distant Shore

c rae diance - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Heading to the distant Shore‘ by @c_rae_diance – “This photo was taken during a ‘steal away’ canoe trip on my favorite lake in the mountains off of British Columbia’s Coast. The water was glassy and gorgeous and the trout were taking turns savouring the bugs that danced along the waters surface. Our goal was to reach the secluded beach and look for bear tracks before safely hiking into the old growth forest. Mission accomplished.

Simply taken with my Galaxy7. ”

ding

jawdoc2 - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

ding‘ by @jawdoc2 – “On a fine sunny day, I noticed the strong lines on this corrugated wall. Positioning myself next to a motor car in the foreground, the reflection on the bonnet created these cool patterns. The little dent in the car bonnet (ding) made a nice focal point within this linear graphic abstract.

Shot on my iPhone 7 plus and edited (changed to black and white, cropped) using the iPhone software.”

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tianhsien - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Untitled‘ by @tianhsien – “This photo was taken on the Subway Baixa Chiado, Lisbon in April this year. I edited it using Snapseed.”

Life is…a Vision!

mmuslim - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Life is…a Vision!‘ by @mmuslim – “The photo was captured on a winter evening at the marvelous Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar designed by the late Pritzker prize-winning architect I.M. Pei. I happened to be there at the right time. The Arabian style arches are a part of the open space in the Museum and a great vantage point to capture the skyline of Doha. A gentleman coincidentally walked into the frame and gave me a perfect time to click the pic. The reflection in the water body added to the incredible capture.”

Summer in a dewdrop

jilllian2 - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Summer in a dewdrop‘ by @jilllian2 – “This photo was shot in my backyard, at sunrise. The dewdrops were placed perfectly on this stem of a weed. The flowers on the ground behind are reflected in the drops.

I used my iPhone 7 Plus, with an olloclip macro lens attachment. I shot this through the Hipstamatic (John S lens and Ina’s 1969 film) app. I used Snapseed to crop the border. ”

Olivia

geek1956 - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Olivia‘ by @geek1956 – “This capture was taken of my granddaughter, Olivia, with the iPhone X using the Hipstamatic camera app. I love following Olivia around and taking photos of her. As with all small children you have to be quick and this was the best of about 10 captures. ”

Tower blocks ‘n’ clouds

robertmholman - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Tower blocks ‘n’ clouds‘ by @robertmholman – “I was at the 02 Arena in the Docklands area of London, to watch Mark Knopfler and his band. We were staying at the nearby Intercontinental Hotel, and arrived early. So, I decided to wander around the area, as there looked to be some interesting office buildings – many of which had huge glass surfaces. One of the very first sights that caught my eye were these two buildings. I walked around them a couple of times, to try and find the best angle based on the sun and shadows, and suddenly the sun came out from behind the clouds – and I saw this.

It was an absolute no-brainer. I was mesmerised with the sight. The clouds were amazing, the reflection was incredible and with sun bouncing off the windows – wow! The bit of distortion in some of the windows just added to it.

All my post processing is done in Snapseed (but EVERYTHING I do is in tiny/small increments, less is more!). Looking at my ‘editing stack’ on this photo it went as follows. I used Tune Image to increase contrast, ambience, and decrease highlights and shadows. I increased the structure in Details, adjusted curves and perspective then converted the photo to black and white.”

Reflecting on 9/11

chasread - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Reflecting on 9/11‘ by @chasread – “I first posted this image in 2013, in black and white. I’ve re-edited it a number of times over the years and have occasionally re-posted it on the anniversary of 9/11/01 as a way to meditate upon the tragic events that unfolded on that morning and to honor the sacrifices of so many.

I took this shot at the Empty Sky Memorial in Jersey City at dusk, shortly after the new One World Trade Center building had been topped out just across the river. ”Empty Sky“ because the memorial‘s walls are precisely oriented to the space, directly across the Hudson River, where the twin towers once defined the skyline of lower Manhattan. With this edit, I thought about how many people I’ve spoken with over the years since 2001 who, remembering that morning as if it were yesterday, have talked about a sky so unimaginably blue, so clear, so beautiful – that they‘ll never forget it. Indeed, we will #neverforget.”

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detailsofberlin - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Untitled‘ by @detailsofberlin – “I took the photo on a trip to Munich, Germany. It was close to a very famous spiral staircase that I have seen very often on Instagram, but once I was there I looked around if I could find other interesting perspectives around this office building. I love leading lines and unusual perspectives and this is why this catched my eye. I edited the photo with Enlight and after that with VSCO.”

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pixels.for .life  - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Untitled‘ by @pixels.for_.life_

Long time ago with steel wool

hna.duy93 - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Long time ago with steel wool‘ by @hna.duy93

Little passenger

lisalam628 - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Little passenger‘ by @lisalam628

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iphotokunst - Mobiography Photo Challenge: 13 Stunning Reflection Inspired Smartphone Photos

Untitled‘ by @iphotokunst

Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract mobile photos. Think about photos using closely cropped patterns, curves, reflections and lines, clever use of shadows and silhouettes or skillful use of creative mobile art.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_81 on Instagram.

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

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