The theme of last week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Lines’. Lines are everywhere and they’re a great way to lead a viewers eye into a photo, to add shape, patterns or to frame a subject. The photos featured this week illustrate how different photographers have used lines as part of their compositions. Some have cropped in close to fill the frame with swirling line patterns or the curving lines of a staircase, whilst others have used lines to lead the eye into the image. All photos this week show how we can incorporate lines into the photos we take.

Featured photographers include: Cheryl Philly, Fernanda d’Andrade, Jen Burnett, Elaine Taylor, Roy Pan, Laurence Bouchard, Ann Hecht, jbano1, Renee Clark, urbaneves, Charles Read, Wendy Hahm, Imanmabula, Joe LeGrand and Michal Bental.

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The theme of the next Mobiography Showcase Challenge will be ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract photos. Think mobile art, cleverly cropped compositions, or strange reflections.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_32 on Instagram.

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

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Bluety Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Bluety Is In The Eye Of The Beholder‘ by Cheryl Philly – “This Bluetiful Look Up photo is located at “The Shops at Liberty Place” nestled in the heart of the Center City retail district, Philadephia, Pennsylvania. The glass dome ceiling is a geometric linear wonder and on most days the nature light makes this spot one of my favorite architectural look ups.

The photo was photographed with an iPhone X and edited with Instagram filters.”

Orquestra

Orquestra‘ by Fernanda d’Andrade – “I took this photo in my neighborhood in a cold winter afternoon in São Paulo. The rain was just over and the sun was shining timidly trying to break through the clouds. I observed this group of birds fly in and sit neatly on the power cables as an orchestra enters the chamber. The last one came in and sat in front of them and they started chirping and singing at the same time. I love to observe these little ordinary moments. They are the silver linings of my days.

I took the photo with my Samsung Galaxy S7 and edited it with snapseed. “

New places and spaces

New places and spaces‘ by Jen Burnett

Wearing odd Happy socks on World Down Syndrome Day

Wearing odd Happy socks on World Down Syndrome Day‘ by Elaine Taylor – “I shot this photo of my odd socks on 21 March, to support World Down Syndrome Day. I wanted as much happy colour as possible in the photo so I chose to take it on my son’s bedroom rug. I love colour in my home, in my photos and in my socks (particularly stripey ones!).

I shot it with my iPhone7 plus through the Hipstamatic app (edited using Beard/Blanko combo).”

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Untitled‘ by Roy Pan – “I’m constantly looking for interesting composition as long as my eyes are open. I was in a museum when I saw this triangle with a girl standing there in the middle on her phone. And I thought it would be a good photo and I snapped it. I slightly tuned the contrast so the silhouette would stand out. “

Toeing the line

Toeing the line‘ by Laurence Bouchard – “Toeing the line’ was shot outside a school in Tokyo.  I really love the floor design outside the school.  This was a difficult shot to get as I had to climb on a wall to get the vantage point – that was the easy part!  Once on the wall you’ve got about 5 – 10 mins before the security guards ask you to climb down.  On this day I was really lucky.  After about 2 minutes, this lady walked towards me with an umbrella that had this geometric design which contrasted nicely with the geometric design of the floor.  I shot in burst mode and made a few minor edits in Snapseed.”

Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz MOCAA‘ by Ann Hecht – “On a recent trip to Cape Town a visit to the Zeitz Mocaa Museum was on my bucket list. They took and old grain silo in the harbor and turned it into a museum with a hotel on top which was designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

Inside the museum you take the elevator to the top and make your way down via this spiral staircase. I was struck by the strong lines. The spiral of the hand rail and the radiating stairs. I did very little editing with this one. A little bit of tweaking within Instagram.”

After Monday & Tuesday even the calendar says W T F

After Monday & Tuesday even the calendar says W T F‘ by jbano1 – “It was taken with iPhone 6 at Reagan National Airport on return trip from visiting my sisters family in Milwaukee. This is a walkway between the airport and parking garage, I’m always amazed at how the polished floors look just like water. Kinda makes one want to swim a few laps. As far as editing I’m have a basic approach using Instagram tools for a few tweaks. Usually down on contrast and up with structure, highlights and sharpness. Occasionally I may adjust brightness or shadows but not needed here.”

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross‘ by Renee Clark – ” I was on a business trip to Sedona and was going to be stuck in a hotel all day so I got up early to watch the sunrise and explore without any particular destination in mind. I parked my car under a sign that said “No parking at any time”, hopped a barrier to this road, and started walking down it to see what was there. The solitude was real! This road is by the Chapel of the Holy Cross. “

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Untitled‘ by urbaneves – “I took this picture of an outdoor spiral staircase in Hong Kong many times already,  always trying to capture a new angle and perspective. For this particular shot I only included one part of the stairs and to give it a point of interest, included a person walking down. In Snapseed I converted the photo to black and white, gave it a square crop and increased the contrast.”

high light reverie

high light reverie‘ by Charles Read

Beauty in simplicity

Beauty in simplicity‘ by Wendy Hahm – “This photo is a close up shot of a much larger African Art piece at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I was taking photographs for an assignment on patterns, and really liked these lines and the texture of the wood.

I converted the photo to black and white in Snapseed because I thought it emphasized the lines and texture very well. I also increased the contrast and structure. “

Everything depends on how you look…

Everything depends on how you look…‘ by Imanmabula – “I was just looking up after my breakfast  under the hut. I saw the beauty created by an arrangement of poles and grass which was up above. It gave beautiful colors which made me think it would look well with my style of editing. I took the photo using iPhone X and processed it using Lightroom mobile App.”

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Untitled‘ by Joe LeGrand – “The photo was taken one day as we were walking to the Treasure Island, Florida beach for a day of sun and fun.  The photo was taken with my iPhone7+, cropped through Snapseed to help center the board walk, then increased Details through Structure and Sharpening.  The file was then transferred to Prism using the Mosaic filter.”

Black & Stripes

Black & Stripes‘ by Michal Bental

Don’t forget…

The theme of the next Mobiography Showcase Challenge will be ‘Abstract’. For this challenge think about sharing your best abstract photos. Think mobile art, cleverly cropped compositions, or strange reflections.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your best images on the theme of ‘Abstract’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_32 on Instagram.

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

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