Good day ladies,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, enjoying the weather and your company.
I have been busy, busy taking pictures.
Of my feet wearing flip-flops for the first time this season (not very comfortable yet).
And of our fire pit we lighted Friday night. I had two terrible days Thursday and Friday catching up with two years worth of administration for my business. That was not fun, let me tell you. But now I am all caught up and my taxes can hopefully be filed soon.
I got through those days thinking about the evening I was going to have with my love, sipping bubblies by the fire pit.
The fire pit was nice, and so were the bubblies and no complaints about the company either. Except I was so tired I was in bed before 10…..
Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day here, that I used to do some much needed housework. When I looked up from folding the laundry, this caught my eye:
The first waterlily blooming in our pond. Of course I had to stop folding laundry and take a picture of it……
Sunday I want running.
My love was on a bike trip, so this was my first time running solo. It was just me and my camera phone. In the end I had to make myself do a couple of extra overtime minutes, because of the frequent photo stops.
I am really falling in love with this Iphoneography thing. I signed up for Instagram ages ago (I am MSongbird there), but I think that most of the time I posted at a rate of one picture a month. I didn’t quite get into it. I tried joining one of those ‘an image a day’ challenges, but usually stopped after day 5. I couldn’t keep up.
But now the bug has bitten me. Now I not only go through the day thinking “can I blog about this?”, but also “is this Instagram worthy?”. I love that is is just taking snap shots of daily life. I used to do that all the time. And then at the end of the year I would make a year album. First the old fashioned way with printed pictures, glue and an album. Later I made those albums digitally. I would scan cards and tickets, take pictures of every thing and tell the story in my album. My last one is from 2008. Then I started blogging, and I guess that became my album.
But recently I noticed that I have thousands and thousands of pictures saved up, but very few of them have people in them. They are all images of pretty vignettes, not so pretty how-to project photos and most of them pictures of my home. Somehow I am not journaling our everyday life anymore.
And that’s where my phone comes in. And learning how to work it well. And making sure I use it often. My phone as a camera is much more limited than my big girl camera and yet also a lot more freeing. No worrying about ISO, shutter speed or aperture. Just aiming and clicking and most of the time waiting to see at home how the picture turned out.
Sometimes they turn out really well. Like this one, you have seen before.
When I posted here on my blog I also posted it on Instagram. I added it to a group challenge called #myneighborhoud. The challenge was sent out by a super-duper talented IPhone photographer from Holland (but living in London). I had been following her from the start, she came recommended by one of those ‘who to follow on Instagram lists’, and I fell in love with her style.
So when I saw the challenge I added my picture to it. And now I am a finalist in the May edition. I am so surprised and happy with that. I have so much to learn still when it comes to taking the good, high quality kind of pictures with my phone. But I’ll learn.
And in the mean time I just have a great time, journaling my life again. Digitally again, but online this time. So if you are looking for me, see if you can find the small blond one, looking at the world through the her camera phone,
Are you on Instagram? Let me know and I’ll start following you.
Oh and keep your fingers crossed that I win that final. The price is a wonderful photo book.