The theme for the last Mobiography smartphone photo challenge was ‘Symmetry’. For this challenge the Mobiography community were asked to share their best mobile photos of reflections in puddles, raindrops on windows or umbrella filled streets. Here is a small selection of photos that were tagged for this challenge.

Featured photographers this week include: @chasread, @cookiss99, @detailsofberlin, @di.monheit19, @emilia_photographe, @karenoffline, @laz_images, @lisalam628, @mina.juveler, @newmeeveryday19, @rawsdeb, @reneetakespics, @wolfdogz_, @camera_n_i, @arpixa, @iphotokunst, @ipiotrxs, and @juliolimaappel.

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The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Connections’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos which make a connection between the viewer and subject or between those featured within the image. Think about sharing photos that tell a story.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Connections’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_89 on Instagram.

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

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Lower Chamber

Lower Chamber‘ by @chasread – “Below lower Manhattan’s famed Occulus (and connected to it, by a passageway) there is a less well-known space in the transit complex where the Path trains depart for Jersey City, across the river. Here, Santiago Calatrava’s organic forms span the vast space and enclosing it, as if we’re literally in the “belly of the beast” – while in the better known upper chamber (as I think of it) the space, filled with natural light, soars to an opening far above. I chose a dark vignette when editing this image in order to emphasise the extent to which this felt to me like a chest x-ray, with its perfect symmetry. A #perfectstranger on an early Sunday morning completed the picture – normally the space is filled with commuters rushing to and from underground trains, further below.

Shot on iPhone 6s using the Blackie app and edited with Snapseed. ”

CC23

CC23‘ by @cookiss99 – “This is a subway symmetry shot, taken at Singapore, CC23 One-North MRT Station. Being a symmetry addict, train station architecture symmetries are definitely the eye candies for daily train commuters like myself.

Taken On iPhone X and Edited On Snapseed.”

Impressions from a walk around the city center

Impressions from a walk around the city center‘ by @detailsofberlin – “This building is quite famous in Berlin, for its shape it’s called “The washing machine”. It’s actually a building of the German parliament. I was lucky when, this summer afternoon, I passed by to find this biker playing around in front of the building and used the fast shutter option on my iPhone to ideally get him when he had his bike in the air. ”

Symmetry with a halo

Symmetry with a halo‘ by @di.monheit19 – “While on a tour of our California state Capitol, I noticed these wonderful mosaic tiles. I looked down to view them better and voila, an image idea was born! I enjoy symmetry and noticed my sandals added to the interest, along with a beautiful halo of light reflections! Minor processing in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by @emilia_photographe – “I was asked to add to an existing collection of photographs that I had shot and curated recently for a client.

I was a bit reluctant as to how I’d be able to come up with something new and different a second time around at the same location. To my surprise, I was beyond pleased with the final result, more than the original shoot. What seems to ring true, time and time again, is this: In moments of least expectation, things somehow transpire, sometimes better than you could have ever imagined.

What’s more, I had intended to shoot with my Canon 6D, but decided to try a few test shots with my iPhone 8 Plus, and as you can see in the photograph, it did not disappoint. I’m finding more often than not how truly dynamic and versatile the iPhone camera is, allowing me to create images just as good as a traditional DSLR, if not better!

Photographed and minimally edited on the iPhone 8 Plus, applying the “vivid warm” filter, and Instagram for sharpening and brightening. ”

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Untitled‘ by @karenoffline – “I took this photo in the Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, early one morning while I was on my way to work. I’m always on the lookout for a puddle because I like to take reflection photo’s. I decided to try and get some shots of the cruise ships. I took some but they didn’t feel right and then I saw this beautifully dressed woman walking towards the ships. I waited until she walked into the frame and took the picture. She made all the difference.

I edited just a little bit with Snapseed. ”

Summer storms

Summer storms‘ by @laz_images – “I took this photo of the pier at the house of refuge, one of the oldest lighthouses in South Florida using my iPhone. I noticed the leading lines towards the water with a bad storm rolling in in the distance. The contrast between the white clouds and dark water was perfect for a black and white photo. I converted the color photo into a black and white using the native apple filter.”

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Untitled‘ by @lisalam628 – “I took this photo with my iPhone X at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. The structure is basic and simple. This photo captured the side view of the roof. I used Snapseed to crop and brighten and photo. The result is a white washed abstract with a minimalistic composition. ”

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Untitled‘ by @mina.juveler – “The photo was taken during the photowalk organised during the 2nd Mobile Photography Festival Wrocław. We visited IA, the building of the theatre Capitol, where we found some beautiful light and lots of amazing reflections. This photo was taken using a long glass table that enabled me to create a symmetrical reflection using an iPhone 8 plus and edited with Snapseed.”

Symmetry

Symmetry‘ by @newmeeveryday19 – “This bridge is a pedestrian bridge that connects the Hilton Hotel and Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

This structure won the National Steel Building Award – IDEAS2. It’s a very interesting structure with precise angles and ribs like formations. It gives a thrilling vibe of walking inside a giant creature and I couldn’t resist to take the picture.”

Reflections

Reflections‘ by @rawsdeb – “This photo was taken at a local pond and cemetery on a foggy morning. I liked the quiet reflection and the eeriness of the fog and cemetery. I took this photo on my iPhone 7+ and edited it in Snapseed. I flipped the photo for fun and thought it would fit this symmetry challenge.”

Looking Up

Looking Up‘ by @reneetakespics – “This was taken at Westfield Center in San Francisco. I was captivated by the light and symmetry. The challenge was standing in just the right place to get things lined up correctly. Even so, the shot required some careful cropping and straightening in Snapseed to achieve the balance I was looking for.”

No sleep till

No sleep till‘ by @wolfdogz_ – “I took this photo shortly after sunrise atop the Brooklyn bridge. My family and I stayed over for the night and we had been on the bridge the night before and it was a mob scene. So I decided to wake up before sun up and make my way over there to shoot with little to no people.

I used my iPhone X and edited using Snapseed. ”

Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall‘ by @camera_n_i – “The picture is of the crates which are stacked up at the pier of Kennedy Town Shipyard here in Hong Kong. That spot is quite popular with Instagrammers. I had ended my trek of Hong Kong island when I took this picture of the crates which I later edited to get the desired look.

The symmetry for me evokes contradictory emotions. The compact structure on one hand gives stability and support and on the other hand its complexity is too suffocating and difficult to break through.”

Sucked into the light

Sucked into the light‘ by @arpixa – “I took this photo at a subway station in Washington DC, a location I frequent often. The symmetry and light here are fascinating subjects for photography but I am always looking for a new angle, to tell an interesting story. The strong silhouette I found on this occasion, and the almost perfect symmetry, made this shot compelling for me. I took the photo with an iPhone 7 and edited it with the Noir filter using the iPhone Photos app and a few minor contrast enhancement tweaks with the Instagram app.”

Holocaust Memorial Berlin

Holocaust Memorial Berlin‘ by @iphotokunst – “This photo was taken at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Shot on iPhone X and edited Lightroom mobile.”

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Untitled‘ by @ipiotrxs – “I took this photo a few weeks ago in Warsaw in a modern office building. I walked inside and saw these lamps hanging off a hight ceiling. They looked amazing and started to look like from a science fiction movie as I was getting closer. I was not allowed to take photos there so I took a few snaps and I was glad it turned out ok. It actually looks like a warp speed animation from start trek.”

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Don’t forget…

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Connections’. For this challenge think about sharing your best mobile photos which make a connection between the viewer and subject or between those featured within the image. Think about sharing photos that tell a story.

To enter the challenge simply start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Connections’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the hashtag #mobiography_challenge_89 on Instagram.

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

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