365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 11

This week I’ve gone with the Madalena lens which is inspired by the warmth and vibrance of Vila Madalena in São Paulo, this lens adds a strong flavor to any print. The film is Blanko, a simple film with a light border.

Sunday 12th March
My pal Connie is doing the hipstamatic 365 with me, and I am also doing the Sunday Coffee series with her, though on Flickr not here on WP, but today I did an extra one for the 365, which is killing 2 birds with one stone, a phrase I’m not keen on as I wouldn’t kill a bird ever but I can’t think of an alternative. Anyhoo, I may do that again, being a lazy~daisy.

Sunday Coffee

Monday 13th March
Back to work, nothing new there and no time for photos. I thought I was getting a cold as I had the sniffles and a slightly achy neck. Still trying to get the hang of this Hipsta combo, it seems to do better with close up things than landscapes. This is my water feature lamp Shelley bought me for Christmas.

Zen thingy.

Tuesday 14th March
Still feeling a bit rough though nothing mega and I had an easy day at work. I took a picture of my flowers when I got home. I bought these in ASDA 2 1/2 weeks ago, they appear in week 9’s set of photos. There’s no water left in the jug but they just don’t seem to give up the ghost, magic!

zombie flowers

Wednesday 15th March
A steady morning at work and then the weekly shopping on my way home. My neck was more achy now and I needed to take ibuprofen for it. Phil had been practicing his bass guitar when I got home, so after we put the shopping away I had him give me a performance. He’s trying to play Hysteria by Muse, which is hellishly fast and difficult.


Thursday 16th March
Neck even more painful and restricting the movement of my head, wasn’t easy to drive over to Kendal’s place to get my manicure but lots of straight roads thankfully and not too much traffic. Had to park up and get a shot of the crocuses/croci (take your pick, both are right).


Friday 17th March
Last night was an experience. My neck was so painful I couldn’t sleep, and so I spent the night in the spare room ouching in between dozing fitfully. More ibuprofen today and we tried the tens machine, but that didn’t work. We went out for a walk as I’m desperate to get out and shoot some film, but it was too much pain and we came home not long after we set off. Plus I took one shot with the Contax and it packed up because the batteries went flat. I’d left the spares in my other camera bag, duh. I took a couple with the Hipstamatic though.


Saturday 18th March
No way was I going through another sleepless night, so had a diverse cocktail of medications that would floor a buffalo, and managed 4hrs straight before I got up and redosed before another 3 hours kip. Whatever it takes. Today I’m still in a lot of pain but keeping it at bay just about with 4 hourly meds. I HAVE to go to work on Monday so this HAS to be gone, and I’m FED UP, but my Happy Eater Blossom tree is gearing up for the big bloom regular readers will know from past spring posts, and that lifted my spirits.

Pinking up

I like this combination, took a while to get the hang of it but came out with some nice results, at least I think so 😊.

Anyhoo, time to be movin’ on…


33 thoughts on “365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 11

  1. Sorry to hear about the pain in the neck! Hope it improves.

    This lens isn’t a fave. Sort of gives the effect of pics left out in the sun somewhere for too long so they’re all faded. Like the last one best.

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  2. That combination gives a pleasant ‘washed-out’ look to the pictures. It grew on me.
    Good luck with the neck pain. Could it be a trapped nerve? Might be worth seeing the GP to get stronger painkillers like Naproxen.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I had some naproxen but strangely it wasn’t very ffective. Seem to be managing on an ibuprofen+paracetamol cocktail. It’s a bit better today and at least work isn’t too busy today. Thanks Pete.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your neck & hope it gets better quickly! I am intimately familiar with neck pain! (I have bean-bag thingy that you heat in the microwave that offers comfort if not actual relief).

    I like the soft muted tones of this film/lens combo. My favourite are the white Hawthorn blooms followed closely by your Sunday Coffee. 😉☕️ (Are the cats on strike? I miss them this week). 🤗

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  4. A beautiful lens. I love the soft almost vintage look it gives the photos.
    I’m so sorry about your neck. I went through a wretched time with neck pain many years ago courtesy of a herniated disc. Couldn’t sit, couldn’t stand, couldn’t sleep. It was miserable.

    I do hope you’re back to normal soon.

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