The theme of last weeks Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Summer Sun’. The idea had been inspired by the beautiful summer weather we had been enjoying here in the UK (something we don’t get too often). The photographers featured this week all illustrate the different approaches to capturing summer time. This weeks collection of smartphone photos make excellent use of vibrant colour to capture that summer time feel, as well as seaside and beach locations, or for some photographers, close up images of flowers in colourful bloom.

Featured photographers include: Reinhard Jacob, Valeria Cammareri, Agkolatt, Arashrimus, catchthemoment_nl, Dina Alfasi, Barbara Frish @iphonecameragirl, Jill Lian, laz_images, Paula Lopes, Isabela G.A. Pereira, Penni James, tessfra, Victor Diaz and Janet Hartmann.

Take part in next week’s showcase challenge

The theme of the next Mobiography Showcase Challenge will be ‘Lines’. For this challenge think about sharing your best photos which leading lines, lines of perspective, lines in the urban environment or interesting patterns created by lines.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Lines’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_31 on Instagram.

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

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Smell the sea and feel the sky….let your soul and spirits fly

Smell the sea and feel the sky….let your soul and spirits fly‘ by Reinhard Jacob – “This picture was taken with Lenovo k6 note. I was on my study leave from my college. My brother and I had been spending the day at the beach playing football. The sun was perfect and we decided why not take some photos, and it resulted in this. This photo was processed in snapseed.”

Meditation

Meditation‘ by Valeria Cammareri – “This photo was taken in Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, during a walk on the beach. I was struck by the elegance of the lady, whose turban was the same color as the sea. This was taken and edited with iPhone X, Mextures and Snapseed apps.”

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Untitled‘ by Agkolatt

All set to combat for the unexpected spring drizzle sessions!

All set to combat for the unexpected spring drizzle sessions!‘ by Arashrimus – “Bright colors, hot weather, clear blue skies and decorative umbrella shades to enjoy a typical sunny day like no other! / Miracle Garden, Dubai – UAE”

l e m o n

l e m o n‘ by catchthemoment_nl – “At the moment I am on vacation in Spain (lots of summer sun) and I took this photo because I loved the shadows of the stairs on the wall of the house next to mine. At first I wanted it to keep it black and white but sometimes I like to play with photos in the Snapseed app to see if I can make a photo more than just an average shot. I edited it first with a bit of “HDR” than “black and white” and then with “curves” until I found the right colour mix. The green and yellow reminded me of my lemons in my gin and tonic 🙂 – it was for me the perfect summer vibe.”

Baywatch

Baywatch‘ by Dina Alfasi

“Going by my past journey, I am not certain where life will take me, what turns and twists will happen; nobody knows where they will end up. As life changes direction, I’ll flow with it.” – Katrina Kaif

“Going by my past journey, I am not certain where life will take me, what turns and twists will happen; nobody knows where they will end up. As life changes direction, I’ll flow with it.” – Katrina Kaif‘ by Barbara Frish @iphonecameragirl – “This image was taken in Cape May, New Jersey. I actually couldn’t believe there was not a person in sight and grabbed the opportunity to capture this image. Shot on an iPhone 7plus. Edited in Snapseed.”

Web in the morning light

Web in the morning light‘ by Jill Lian – “I took this photo in my neighborhood, on my early morning walk in Upstate New York. I noticed the morning light catching the web perfectly. To ensure I could get the bright sun coming through the web, I got down very low to the ground and photographed up through the spiderweb. I used my iPhone 7 Plus and an Olloclip macro lens attachment for this shot. I then cropped the photo in Snapseed. ”

Cloud watch…

Cloud watch…‘ by laz_images – “The picture was captured a few weeks ago in Costa Rica on a boat ride to Cocos island off the coast of Costa Rica. My wife was sitting in the front looking up and riding the waves. I noticed just her legs, the contrast between the white boat and blue skies. So I took a few shots with my IPhone X. Later I edited with the native camera app using the vivid warm filter. I cropped it square and posted to Instagram. I was really excited to travel to Costa Rica knowing I would get some great shots of our trip. I have Fuji, Nikons and Samsung cameras which all stayed home and all the pictures were taken with my iPhone on this trip.”

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Untitled‘ by Paula Lopes – “It was a wonderful day and my boyfriend and I went to the seaside for the weekend. There was practically no one at the beach, which made the moment more romantic, because it seemed that we were on a desert island. I had to capture this moment! This is a beach in Portugal in a place called Ericeira known for the fantastic beaches for surfing. The photo taken on a IPhone 4 and edited with instagram tools.”

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Untitled‘ by Isabela G.A. Pereira – “This photo is about boys playing soccer at Praia da Urca-Rio de Janeiro. The photo was taken with an iPhone and used a VSCO filter.”

Off to sea?

Off to sea?‘ by Penni James – “This photo was taken from a wharf at Sydney’s Balmoral Beach. I loved the pops of colour provided by the oars and the bucket in the boat as well as contrast with the blue of the water. It was taken with an iPhone7 with minimal editing in Snapseed. ”

On the beach

On the beach‘ by tessfra – “I live in Bordeaux, in the South West of France. I’ve always loved photography as well as painting or sculpture. Seven years ago, I discovered mobile photography and setup accounts on Instagram, Flickr and Eyem as I understood the magnitude of the creative movement of this medium. I had no idea how it would change the way to create images.

I have experimented with quite a diverse range of apps but my biggest crush is with the Slowshutter app. Using it I have gradually created images that are closer to paintings than photography.

I apply filters through apps like Snapseed, Mextures, Stackable, distressedFx, icolorama and Leonardo. I like to take beach photos as I live not far from the ocean.”

Olvera

Olvera‘ by Victor Diaz – “Olvera is located in the south of Spain, is one of the called White Towns, because the colour of the houses facades. Talking about august, midday and Andalusia is synonymous to near 40 celsius degrees, not a cloud in the sky and overhead light.. Not the best time to take photographs, but I couldn’t help going away without trying it. So I shot these flower pots on the wall, and their shadows. Black and white increased the minimalist effect.”

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues‘ by Janet Hartmann – “The aster is front and center with a photo-bombing sunflower in the background. The photo was taken with my iPhone 6s+ and edited in Snapseed with a stack of filters. I “paint” with filters until it looks right! Summer in Minnesota is a haze of hot and humid and road construction, and the next thing you know, you are standing in a snow bank.”

Don’t forget…

The theme of the next Mobiography Showcase Challenge will be ‘Lines’. For this challenge think about sharing your best photos which leading lines, lines of perspective, lines in the urban environment or interesting patterns created by lines.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Lines’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_31 on Instagram.

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

 

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