365 ~ Hipstamatic week 17

This week a random shake produced the Mark lens, which adds nice desaturation and vintage colouring, and the Cinzano 36 film which adds cool tones and additional emphasis on your subject. Apparently.

Sunday 23rd April
A lazy day, and I’ve been enthralled by my new book The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig. The basic synopsis of which is “a compendium of new words for emotions. Its mission is to shine a light on the fundamental strangeness of being a human being – all the aches,demons,vibes,joys and urges that are humming in the background of everyday life.” As someone who regularly adulterates or makes up words, this appealed to me, but this guy is much cleverer.


Monday 24th April
Back to work and I was taken with these two seagulls which are around our carpark most days, and today standing guard on the out-building.

Bonnie & Clyde

Tuesday 25th April
Bonnie & Clyde were back on the roof today and I tried to get a closer shot, but they flew of just as I was about to take the shot, but I like it anyway.

B&C flying the coop.

Wednesday 26th April
I tend to take photos throughout the day when something appeals, and then choose the one I like best at the end of the day. My shot in Lidl won today.

Lidl Lady

Thursday 27th April
A long weekend coming up with a Bank Holiday on Monday next week. Phil decided to attack the back leilandi with his chainsaw and Winnie went up on top of the shed to supervise.


Friday 28th April
Winnie has still been plagued with cystitis and needed a Daddy cuddle.

Comfort break.

Saturday 29th April
Sophie is back from Spain this weekend, and we went off to Alnwick Castle Gardens to see the blossom orchard. A bit late for full bloom, they’re losing their blossoms beautifully though. A group of ladies turned up and started banging drums and chanting ‘oooms’, ‘oms’, “hy-oh’s” and such like. I thought they might be a tribe of Native Americans but Sophie reckoned it was a kind of woman meditation & wellness group type thing. She was probably right but I liked my thought better 🤣. Yet another crappy weather day but we did the best we could in the circumstances.

Ladies wot drum.

So that’s that for week 17. Lots of brown tones for this combination, which is a bit like Week 15 but more so, and more contrasty with the blacks havng a purple tinge to them. But it did the job. Now onwards to 18! so


22 thoughts on “365 ~ Hipstamatic week 17

  1. The seagulls in flight worked out beautifully. The top pic of blossoms and daffodils is great too. Maybe the ladies wot drum were just looking for a nice backdrop for their next music video drop. Looks like they had someone filming them. Probably find it online somewhere soon.

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  2. I liked the combination decided by the phone. Definitely a ‘Vintage’ feel.
    (I used to like a drop of Cinzano Bianco, back in the day. I always put a gin in it though!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. It’s funny how the Hipstamatic thingy works. As an Androider I cannot participate in phone phun, but I do have an iPad . . . .These are all great – good combo.

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