It took me awhile before I figured out what Instagram was and it took a bit longer than that before I finally dove into those waters which are called yet another way for us all to share/overshare/go nuts through social media. At first I was just so so about it and then I figured out how to link a picture to Twitter and Facebook and well….I am a bit hooked.
The photographer in me was grumpy about this new wave of everyone and his baby cousin taking pictures with phones. I am a semi-purist who believes it must be with a camera but even those views are starting to become more flexible. Some people take amazing photos with their phones (unlike those miscreants who take pictures of themselves in various stages of dress in their bathroom mirrors for all the world to see) and it is pretty cool for when you don’t have, cannot have, or just don’t feel like taking your big camera with you.
Then again, the other day I was covering an event where I was using my big Canon and my phone to take pictures. There were a few people at the event who had different types and sizes of cameras but mostly it was the land that iPhone made. I’ve begun to explore the filters on my camera with Instagram and think a few of them would be very cool to have for PSE. Come to think of it, I just found a couple of actions over at Coffee Shop Blog that will make your picture look instagrammy.
But in the meantime, here is an Instagram photo I took of a photo I pulled up on my computer. I was experimenting one day and lo and behold this was the end result. I really liked it. This is the Lamb Inn in Sandford, England where DH and I were taken by his Aunt and Uncle for a pint and something to nibble on. It was a real neighborhood English Pub not a tourist joint in the big city. They even had a couple of dogs sitting by the bar with their owners.
And talk about your seriously good pint of cider!!