365 2023 ~ Hipstamatic week 5

This week I decided to try one of the more avant garde Hipstapaks and chose the Kaleidoscope combination which consists of the Kally X3 lens, a multi-lens that captures several images and gives you a kaleidoscopic photo, and the Brewster 1817 film which adds a rich and amorphous black matte to the image.

So, without further ado…

Sunday, 29th January
Phil’s son Carl visited with his herd of kids including his eldest daughter Katie, who we rarely see as she’s at University now and having her best life by the sounds of it. I took a picture of her with Phil for him, proud Grandad that he is. I’m not sure I’m keen on this effect for people shooting, so I also kept a straight shot, and decided not to shoot people with this set up.

Katie and Phil

Monday, 30th January
Back to work but nothing floated my boat there. When I got home though and stood at the back in the conservatory with my cup of tea, I noticed some clouds in the distance that looked as if they were fading Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds on their way out. I quite like the effect on the houses, like castles in the sky, but houses 🀣. I resolved to shoot more buildings.

Kelvin – Helmmholtz, maybe.

Tuesday, 31st January
The building works in the field beyond our little patch at work, have resulted in a ‘Marketing Suite’ in the corner of the land we’re on. I’ve been watching it come together, and this is the result. Our car park is going to be a nightmare when people start coming to it. There’ll no doubt be strongly worded emails going to our estate manager, who’s about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. The businesses in the units do not like their spaces being usurped.

Marketing Suite.

Wednesday, 1st February
ASDA day today, after an easy morning at work, shouldn’t say that too loud, it’s a rarity. Still had it in my mind to find buildings, and next door to ASDA is our local cinema complex, Cineworld, which I think is quite an attractive building, though it’s been a long time since I went in it. It used to have a long advertising board up where the Cineworld letters are, with posters of all the movies showing, but that’s gone so I’ve no idea what’s going on in there.


Thursday, 2nd February
Chores and laundry day today, as well as writing the next episode of Prudhoe remastered for the Sunday post on the Universe blog. I resorted to experimenting indoors, with mixed results. Tried the cats but that was a mess, so a simple window shot seemed to work best. I like how the Teddy squad are elevated to look out of the window and you can see the dip in the bedclothes where Winnie had been ensconced.


Friday, 3rd February
I needed to finish off a film before going out on Sunday with Sophie for our next adventure, and as the weather was bearable I drove up to the Angel and took some pictures in the spooky memorial hedge thingy. But of course, shot the angel too, which I think worked quite well.

The Angel of the North.

Saturday, 4th February
I was hoping for a decent sunset to shoot the houses over the road at the back, but you get what you get and it didn’t turn out too bad.

Sunset on Manor Gardens

So that’s another week over. On the whole I enjoyed it, it made me think differently as to what might work and what wouldn’t and I like the surreal results, mostly. Now to choose the next film and lens combo for week 6, arty-farty or straight up, hmmmm, decisions!

28 thoughts on “365 2023 ~ Hipstamatic week 5

  1. I have to say this effect wasn’t working for me. Well, maybe I didn’t have to say it but I said it anyway. You’re right about the people, but it didn’t seem to do a great job with the other subjects either. But it’s fun to experiment!

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  2. I love how you experiment Fraggle and try out new effects. A friend of mine just had a baby and she was really sad that her dear friend, who had passed away only a year ago, would never know her child. So a photographer used a similar effect to impose a faint picture of her friend that passed away next to a picture of my friend and her baby. It was such a gift, having both images merge and in a way feeling the presense of her deceased friend with her child. The lens can be such a powerful tool. Hope that made sense. I’m jet-lagged. Missed you. Hugs, C

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  3. It is an interesting combo and I love how it makes us look at what we want to shoot differently. I agree this is not great for ‘people’ shots, but like how the houses & sky look, the buildings are kind of cool. My favourite shot is the header shot; the colours are great! Awesome week!

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  4. You might not have been overly enamored of Sunset on Manor Gardens, but that’s my favorite one. It’s so freaking moody. I also really liked the Angel photos. An interesting effect on all of them.

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  5. Experimentation is part of any art – and that is what you are doing. Play does not always mean pretty results, or ones you like or others. But it does teach you what you do like and what you don’t. My pictures for today suck big time!

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