Happy new year and welcome to the first Mobiography Showcase of 2018, which is a little belated due to a bout of ill health and technical issues with the new look Mobiography website.

The theme of this week’s showcase challenge was ‘Old and New’, this theme was chosen as it gave the opportunity for participants to interupt it any which way they saw fit. Some of the photos in this week’s challenge captured retro and vintage objects, captured christmas and new year scenes, or contemporary buildings.

Featured photographers this week include: joshauck, Nancy Krenz, Barbara Frish, Kate Z Roberts, Liz Anderson, Janet Hartmann, Belinda Blair, Joy Bisesi, Elaine Taylor and Esther Perez.

Take part in next week’s showcase challenge

The theme of next week’s showcase will be ‘Black and White’. For this challenge think black and white photography, or contrasts between light and shadow (not necessarily photographed in black and white). So start sharing your best black and white inspired smartphone photographs by using the #mobiography_challenge_13.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

Rural America!

Rural America!‘ by Nancy Krenz – “We traveled by car from Minnesota to California via Washington for Christmas with two of our sons. This photo was shot along the way and edited in Snapseed taken by iPhone 6s. Cle Elum, WA was a small town on our way shot from the window of car!”

All Aboard

All Aboard‘ by Barbara Frish – “This photo title All Aboard, was taken on the NYC Nostalgia Train on Christmas Eve. They run 1930’s subway cars and some people dress in period outfits making in fun and festive. I spotted this woman and had to photograph her. I used my iPhone 7plus, background blurred in Tadaa SLR and details and tone adjusted in Snapseed.”

Last Selfie of 2017

Last Selfie of 2017‘ by Kate Z Roberts – “The image was taken at Wings Over the Rockies Airplane Museum in Denver, Colorado. The image is a blend of three photographs, me behind the camera, the camera and the poster below the camera. I used iColorama for the blending, Snapseed for basic editing and finished it off in Hipstamatic. The museum has a marvelous collection of old cameras, completely unexpected at an airplane museum!”

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning‘ by Liz Anderson – “For me, there is nothing better for natural atmosphere in a photo than a foggy, misty morning. This was taken as part of my 2018, 365 Project on my birthday. I found this vintage canoe near the river and it seemed the perfect subject to be captured in the Hipstamatic App. The hipsta combination is John S Film and Dreamy Film, no further edits.”

Norman Rockwell’s Pickup

‘Norman Rockwell’s Pickup’ by Janet Hartmann – “It was sitting in the front yard of a farm. Inside the cab was a flower planter filled with snow. The truck had such a jaunty personality, and was missing one of its eyes. I took shots from different angles, this one was my favorite. Shot with an iPhone 6s+ and edited with Snapseed (a mashup of several filters) and the Juno filter from Instagram.”

‘Old’ antique porcelain with ‘New’ season Cherries

‘Old’ antique porcelain with ‘New’ season Cherries‘ by Belinda Blair – “What inspired this image is that I have lots of lovely antique porcelain that I have collected and was wanting to try some ‘still life’ shots (which I don’t usually do) with the ‘old’ and ‘new’ theme. The ‘blood red’ colour of the cherries, worked well with the ‘white and blue’ porcelain and the ‘earthy’ colours of the table. I am a very spontaneous photographer so with proportions in mind, I arranged them on the table with the natural light filtering through the side window.

Processing: Shot taken on iPhone 6s, edited in Snapseed and then Hipstamatic using Loftus lens, Love81 film and Triple Crown flash and other small adjustments.”

Untitled

Untitled‘ by Joy Bisesi – “I was taking an end-of-the-year stroll through my garden when I caught sight of the late-day sun shining through the trees and the dried remains of maiden grass at the edge of the property. The panicles of the maiden grass were swaying slightly in a subtle breeze, reflecting the golden light of the setting so beautifully. I took a few shots with my iPhone 7 Plus from several feet away, but couldn’t capture the magic of the light. On a whim, I attached my Z-Prime Macro Lens and took several closeup shots. I was quite pleased with how well the macro lens captured the way the sunlight glinted gold on the dried panicles.”

Seeds planted – now the waiting game starts.

Seeds planted – now the waiting game starts‘ by Elaine Taylor – “This is my son Billy and his friend Harry. They had just carefully planted some herb seeds and were proudly admiring their efforts. I caught them examining the little pots closely and asked them to keep in position so I could take a shot. The boys looked after the seeds well and, despite the unpredictable British weather, and have watched them grow into healthy herbs in the garden. The next step is to get the boys cooking with them.

I took the photo using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone7plus (lens: Jack London / film: W40) on day 241 of my 365 Project last year.”

Hamad International Airport. Doha, Qatar

Hamad International Airport. Doha, Qatar‘ by Esther Perez – “This image was taken at Hamad International Airport (Doha) with my IPhone 6S Plus. I had a layover in Qatar last December and I had the opportunity to do the tour of the city. When I went back I was astonished by the silent immensity in the lounge. Although it was so enormous it transmitted lots of energy.

The image was gently modified. The most important one was to remove some people and their reflections on the floor. I did it with the Retouch app and finally I adjusted the light with Snapseed.”

Anywhereville USA

Anywhereville USA‘ by joshauck

Don’t forget…

Remember, the theme of next week’s showcase will be ‘Black and White’. For this challenge think black and white photography, or contrasts between light and shadow (not necessarily photographed in black and white). So start sharing your best black and white inspired smartphone photographs by using the #mobiography_challenge_13.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

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