Thursday, 13 January 2011

Day 38

It's round about now that I'm running out of things to photograph up here on our empty, windswept hill.

Having a restricted environment is actually a good thing, because it's forcing me to see everything around me, not just the obvious things, but everyday objects that I don't normally give a second glance to, as possible subjects for photographs, and it's encouraging me to look at things from a different angle, and be more experimental. It also means that whenever I do get the opportunity to get out and about, it becomes an exciting photo field trip.

Today's photo is of the interior of one of our floor lamps. I'm still loving the Hipstamatic app. Can you tell?


  1. Wow, that's an interesting shot, Helen! I love what you say about seeing everyday objects in a different way - I'm not cut off from "other stuff" at all, where I am, but that's a good thing to remember, thank you.

    By the way (sorry to be so ignorant, but ...) what's a Hipstamatic app???

  2. Hipstamatic is an 'app' (short for application; in other words a computer program) that runs on the iPhone. The iPhone has a built-in camera, and the Hipstamatic app adds preset processing to the shots the phone takes. There are a variety of 'lenses' which simulate various film, lens and processing effects, 'films' which mainly affect the border, but some affect the style of the shot too, such as making it monochrome, and 'flashes' which add all sorts of flash-style effects (but don't actually activate the flash on the phone, because it doesn't have one). Phew!

  3. Oh right! ... so you're taking these shots on an iPhone, rather than a camera? Impressive technology!

    Thanks for explaining, H

  4. Hello fellow photo-a-day-er. Your shots are very interesting and have nice composition. I look forward to following you on your journey.