I’ve started A Beautiful Mess’s Capture Real Life in 52 weeks course and this week was about morning and night. I was back playing around with Hipstamatic for this one as I’m at least temporarily reducing my access to instagram, in an attempt to reduce my access to social media in general and actually I prefer the filters on Hipstamatic anyway. But there is one ‘problem’ with Hipstamatic in that there are so many possible combinations of filters and lenses and flashes I forget which does what and if I’m trying to catch something in the moment I’m not very likely going to try and work out which combination I want, so I tend to shake my camera to access random mode, sometimes it works out well and sometimes it doesn’t. For example (and I’ve been using the random mode so much I don’t even know what filter or lenses or flash or whatever is doing it) the night street scene and the knitting photo, I like the colours in both, particularly the dark turquoise blue sky and the way how that is reflected in the windows on the street scene but I’m not sure if I like the orange lenses flare on top of it.
Part of the journal is deliberately covered by pens and my scissors in this shot as I try not to include photos of my kids* or any identifying locations on social media. My ‘day’ job is in social media and I’ve been rightly trained to be paranoid. But each to their own.
* Girl Lacer though is rapidly approaching the age where she’s going to possibly be posting selfies of herself all over the internet on her own and if she does do that (after many lectures from me about what not to post) I may start occasionally using pictures of her here to but only with her permission.