I was going to name this post My Rock, but I am so tired of that cliché. I have so many words in my head to describe my Wife, none of them ever do enough justice to what should be said. Each day she makes sure I am medicated and alive for one more day. Each evening she makes sure that I have everything I need to make it to the next day.
I don’t know why she puts up with my crap half the time… I guess it’s because I make her famous on the Internet..lol.
When she saw this picture she complained that she wasn’t smiling.. to which I replied, “You don’t have to smile for every picture.. This is the Honest Linda. This is the you that deals with day to day life”
Honesty, it’s not about faking a smile just because a camera is pointing at you.
Well here I am. After a much extended and unexplainable absence I have a couple of shots of my Nephew who was out enjoying the local Part in the Park last week.
“What’s that funny looking fella pointing a phone at me for?”
A while ago I was in town and somehow I took a picture of the ground. When I got home and saw this weird shot I just cast it away in my picture dump folder and thought no more of it.
I know the shot was taken with Hipstamatic using the Roboto Glitter Lens and the Claunch 72 Monochrome film… other than that I am at a loss if anything else has been done to the image. I have tested that same set-up and it hasn’t replicated the effect exactly but there is some motion trails.
Temptation… can I last the night? Happy Easter or which ever way you celebrate.
I love the fact that Hipstamatic can make things seem a lot warmer and make places seem a much nicer place to be.
Take for example this picture:
(Jimmy Lens, Dylan Film and Cherry Shine Flash)
This was taken earlier this afternoon whilst waiting for a cab. It felt like it was the middle of January at the North Pole. Real Brass Monkeys weather. I couldn’t feel my fingertips at the time. But going by this picture you would think that it was a glorious Summers afternoon complete with Sunshine and Butterflies.
In reality it felt like this version:
(John S Lens, Ina’s 1935 Film, No Flash)
Amazing the contrast between two pictures taken a minute apart.. totally different stories being told.
Sat having coffee playing with the new Telephoto lens that had arrived the day before yesterday and I took a test shot of the Archway that stands over the path that leads to the Methodist Church in town. I hadn’t set anything up by way of Lens and Film choice in Hipstamatic, these settings were probably left from the previous shots I had taken.
Taken with Hipstamatic using Chunky Lens, BlacKeys SuperGrain Film
To start off with I have NO IDEA who Nelly is.. none whatsoever.
Now on to this here image. I can honestly say, that after 2 years of playing around with an iPhone Camera I finally took a picture that I am actually impressed that it came from my camera. I know this may sound very egotistical, but this is an image I would expect from someone who has has PROPER training in Photography. Having said that I am almost positive that this is a fluke of a shot, and when I go out next I will take 30 or 40 duff shots and have absolutely nothing to post. Also, I have Hipstamatic to thank for 75% of the shot… basically, it was just an opportune moment that I acted on. Which ever way you look at it, I am glad I took a chance.
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Taken with Hipstamatic using Melodie Lens and Blanko Film.
I couldn’t decide which of these two to use for today’s post, so I am using both of them.
I am not sure what people must have made of a weird guy taking pictures of Shopping carts, but there was something about the way they lined up and the perspective looking down the aisle. I think each image, even though they were taken 90 seconds apart, show a totally different tale.
Both shots taken with Hipstamatic.
Jimmy Lens, Claunch 72 Monochrome Film
Bettie XL Lens, Blanko Noir Film