The theme for this week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Water’. The photos featured in this week’s showcase illustrate how different photographers have approached the subject. From close up’s of rain splattered windows to images of seascapes, streams and rivers, each photographer has taken this theme and shown how you can create an interesting photograph using a variety of approaches.

Featured photographers this week include: Ann Hecht, Arashrimus, Carmela Serrinde, Christine Mignon, Dany Gualtieri, Diana Calvario, iPhotokunst, Isabela G.A. Pereira, Laurence Bouchard, Laz_images, Mariko Klug, Elaine Taylor, venkatesulu, Jenneke Tesselaar, and Becky Foster

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The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Urban Life’. For this challenge share your best urban inspired images. Think buildings, street photography, street portraits, or cafe life scenes.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Urban life’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_21. on Instagram.

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

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Through my window

Through my window‘ by Ann Hecht – “I love taking photographs through the car window in the rain. If someone else is driving I take them as we go along. If I am on my own i park in a parking lot. This man was crossing a bridge and I snapped through the side window. The vast majority of rain images don’t make it onto instagram. I edited in snapseed. I wanted the red cap to stand out so edited the background until it was white. The raindrops stand out against the darker background and give a sense of movement I think. Cropped to rule of thirds.”

The Observant

The Observant‘ by Arashrimus – “In life some people are born to observe things more than others, as a matter of fact children would have been carelessly running around and cheering onto a cool looking aquarium tunnel like this, but I witnessed a tiny girl with a golden hair who simply stood in the middle of the aquarium tunnel observing the world down under in the most immaculate way… i bet the tiny girl was day dreaming about the wonders of the water world like no other!”

Calm II

Calm II‘ by Carmela Serrinde

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Untitled‘ by Christine Mignon – “The picture was taken on a very calm and cold day at Lake Neusiedl, Austria. The lake was calm and quiet, reflecting the trees like a mirror. It might seem a little foggy, but that’s just the effect of Yuletide flash (Hipstamatic).

Shot on iphone 6s, edited with Hipstamatic (lens: Stavros, film: BlacKeysbw, flash: Yuletide)”

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Untitled‘ by Dany Gualtieri – “This is the wonderful Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland, one of the most spectacular places I had the opportunity to visit during my trip to Iceland. Although there were a lot of tourists, I waited for the right moment to take a picture. Infact, looking at the little man alone at the foot of the waterfall we realize the majesty of this place.

The photo was taken with an iPhone 6s and completely edited in Snapseed.”

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Untitled‘ by Diana Calvario – “We had just arrived at our holiday destination in Sylt, a German island in the Frisian archipelago in the north sea. This island is well known for its long beaches and the Wadden sea mudflats. I couldn‘t get enough of the beautiful seascapes and despite having my Coolpix Camera with me as well it was far more interesting to use my iphone since the cloudy sky made me want to edit the photos to enhance the waterscapes and the clouds as well. I edited this photo with Snapseed, Mextures and Stackables. “

Jump my little girl

Jump my little girl‘ by iPhotokunst

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Untitled‘ by Isabela G.A. Pereira – “This photo was made with an iPhone using VSCO filters.”

Boundaries

Boundaries‘ by Laurence Bouchard – ““Boundaries” was shot in Tokyo around Chofu airport.  This shot took a lot of trial and error.  Initially I tried to shoot it at Haneda airport but I found the area close to the runway blocked off.  So I decided to try a smaller airport.

First I drove to Chofu airport to check the departure times and there aren’t so many from such a small airport.  Next I had to find the right spot the planes flew over.  I thought I had the right spot a couple of times only to realise I was actually quite far away.  Fortunately there was a hill nearby so I was able to walk up and see exactly where the runway was.  I then had to park the car in the right position to shoot through the sunroof.  After that it was pretty straightforward as I knew what times the planes would take off and I could also hear the plane engine.  Then it was just a matter of locking the focus and shooting in burst mode.

I shot some with just the plane and the sky but preferred the shot with the barb wire fence as it added to the story.  It was a great feeling when I finally got the shot as I thought I was gonna go home empty handed.  I then made some minor edits in Snapseed.”

No wake zone

No wake zone‘ by Laz_images

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Untitled‘ by Mariko Klug – “Last week on an almost springlike day I went to a nearby lake to walk my dog and enjoy the sun in the morning. There was this fence which protects a recently reforested beach area. The sun was reflecting on the calm water and I saw a swan approaching the fence. I thought the fence would be a nice framing so I waited until the swan was between the two stakes to take this picture.

Photo was taken with an iPhone X, edited with Snapseed and Mextures.”

Billy & Charlie, waiting to jet ski

Billy & Charlie, waiting to jet ski‘ by Elaine Taylor – “My sons, playing in the sea during a holiday in Rhodes. The boys love being in water. I’m not so keen,  but if there’s a photo opportunity I’ll not hesitate.  The sea was very calm and clear so I waded in gingerly, holding my phone high above my head.  When I got close enough I crouched down and angled my phone so that I could place the horizon a little higher in the frame and capture some of the stones on the sea bed. The boys were under strict instructions not to splash me (rather, my phone!). I can only imagine how difficult that must have been for them. Temptation was definitely in their eyes. I took a couple of shots and got out quick.

I shot this with my iPhone7 plus using Hipstamatic (Beard/Irom 2000) as part of my 365 photo project.”

Learn to fly

Learn to fly‘ by venkatesulu – “This pic is taking with my Xperia Z3 waterproof and processed with snapseed and my mobile. It belongs to a water photo proyect that I created during two summers. The name of the proyect ‘Sumergida en mi mundo’ (In my own world), where I try to create my own underwater world. You can see all my work in hagstag #sumergidaenmimundov. All photo are taking in a private swimminpool (where I live in Madrid, Spain)  with my neighbour, friends….that man, is the swimmpool life guard.”

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b o a t‘ by Jenneke Tesselaar – “Last September I had an appointment in this harbour. The light was very beautiful that morning. While waiting I noticed the surfer paddling in the water and took the shot. Afterwards I only did some small adjustments to the picture in the editing suite.”

Hardy Falls – Mt Magazine – AR

Hardy Falls – Mt Magazine – AR‘ by Becky Foster – “With the help of research and helpful hints from places such as Mobiography, I have finally succeeded in capturing a smooth long exposure waterfall scene.  I used the “Slow Shutter” app and simple pocket sized tripod for this photo and applied several edits using LightRoom cc and Snapseed apps. I absolutely love my mobile photography hobby. I have so much more to learn but feel that I am making progress with my photos. “

Don’t forget…

The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Urban Life’. For this challenge share your best urban inspired images. Think buildings, street photography, street portraits, or cafe life scenes.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Urban life’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_21. on Instagram.

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

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