365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 13

This week I went with the photojournalism hisptapak which consists of the Lowy lens, which is crisp and clean, and the Blanko 4BL a simple film to document any moment with precision. So that’s plain enough, no arty farty bits.

Sunday 26th March
Sophie was back from Spain this weekend so we went out in the grey and showery weather, to Saltwell Park as they’ve got a long path full of blossom trees we wanted to shoot. The damned things weren’t blooming at all when we got there so we made do with other bits and bobs.

Saltwell Towers

Monday 27th March
A reasonably busy day at work and I got sent to pick up some milk for teas at Lidl just down the road from us. I’ve spoken before about the upheaval in the land next to our workplace where they’re building 3000 houses, and lots of infrastructure. From Lidl carpark I could see a whole lot more of it than through the fence around our carpark.

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.

Tuesday 28th March
Time for the tree shot 😊 I love walking in to the bedroom and seeing it through the window.

Still blooming marvelous

Wednesday 29th March
The Marketing Suite for the house building company (which I’ve featured a couple of times) is the gift that keeps on giving. Walking to the car after work I spotted what I first thought was an owl on top of the fence, but quickly realised it was a fake. Then I saw it move it’s head, which freaked me out for a minute. When I went up close I could see it’s head is on a rocker so when the wind blows the head moves. Don’t know if it’s to keep mice away or other birds, or someone’s just having a laugh. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Twit twoo.

Thursday 30th March
Phil and I went out for lunch and tried The Marsden Grotto, which I also featured in Week 1 or 2, can’t remember. This shot is one of the backrooms, amazing how it’s carved out into the rocks. It’s got a fair history bit, but I’ll leave that for a Universe post at some point. The lunch was overpriced and not that great so a first & last time, though the coffee is nice.

Marsden Grotto

Friday 31st March
Lord Vincent is very enamoured of the lurid green cat tube toy thingy I got for the cats, and is constantly rubbing his chin on it. I tried to take a picture of him sitting at the far end of it but he suddenly charged towards me which made me jump and fall over so it’s not the shot I meant to take, and it’s pants, and I forgot to do another. πŸ™„


Saturday 1st April
Phil’s out at a model show today, just texted to say he’s won a gold and a silver for his tanks in the competition. I’m getting sorted ready to travel down south again, No. 1 grandson is on half term so I’m looking forward to spending time with him. Today I’m getting my blog posts ready to schedule so have been on the computer a couple of hours. Winnie decided she would take my chair for a snooze, and I’m on a not-as-comfy bedroom stool! She is snoring.


So another week ends, and I like this no nonsense combination, but on we must go, so


Today I’ll be doing the long drive down south, so may be late visiting blogs or responding to comments.

28 thoughts on “365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 13

  1. I hope you have a good journey south. The owl bird-scarers are supposed to work well, but I have seen a pigeon sitting on top of one at a nearby house. πŸ™‚ I would never use one, as I like the birds coming into the garden, and we also have owls in the Oak trees. (Never managed to photograph those yet though, they only seem to appear in the dead of night.)
    This film/lens combination did the job, as you say, no arty-farty bits required.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. The Saltwell Towers and Marsden Grotto photos were my favorite in this collection. I can empathize with you regarding the (so may be late visiting blogs or responding to comments) comment! Have a great week!

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  3. Yay! Congrats to Phil on his wins!

    Lord Vincent looks like he doesn’t want to be disturbed, LOL. Quite the opposite of a curled up, sleepy Winnie.

    The tree is beautiful and Marsden Grotto looks like an amazing place to dine. No wonder it’s overpriced.

    My favorite this week is Saltwell Towers. I love the reflections in the pond!

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  4. I’m glad you arrived at your destination safely. 3,000 houses is bigger than a village and that site is going to make a huge impact. All of that kind of development seem to have just the one road in and the same road out. Not conducive to good traffic flow.

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  5. I like this combo! My favourite is Saltwell Park; I always love a good reflection. Too bad it was such a dark day. Your tree is stunning! Ours still have a long way to go before we see blooms, but there are buds on trees, so there is hope! The cats never disappoint.
    Have a good trip south, & safe travels.

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