365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 18

This week the randomiser chose the Jack London Lens, inspired by vibrant Jack London Square in Oakland, California, this lens apparently adds a pop to any scene. I am not convinced. The film it chose is W40 which supposedly ‘heightens the excitement with this full-of-contrast film’. Wasn’t convinced about that either, but hey ho. Not my best week for taking photos, for various reasons, but here they are such as.

Sunday 30th April
A visitation from Phil’s son Carl and his kids this afternoon.

Livvy and Matty

Monday 1st May
We had a quiet bank holiday today, a bit of housework and gardening done. Phil went out to the model club in the evening and took some of his work with him.

On manoeuvres

Tuesday 2nd May
Our office manager is on holiday so I get in early to open up and sort out the answer-phone emails and call back all the people who want appointments, so have been mad busy doing that and all my clients too. I was glad to get home and put my feet up. Bonnie & Clyde are still manning the rooftops.

Bonnie & Clyde

Wednesday 3rd May
I’ve been going to the chiropracor twice a week, usually a Monday and Thursday but this week Wednesday instead of Monday because of the ruddy King’s thing. When I got home a little bit of sunshine happened, and Vinnie sat himself in a patch of it.

Lord Vincent the Gorgeous

Thursday 4th May
Just before the Burritos and Movie night here started I remembered I’d forgotten to take a photo, so I took a quick snap of the making-of burritos, it’s pants, sorry.

pants shot.

Friday 5th May
The sun came out this afternoon and I got quite excited and went to sort my camera out for a walk. 15 minutes later it was chucking it down so I stayed home. Another rubbish shot but I wanted this to remind me of it’s rare appearance.


Saturday 6th May
Couldn’t leave Winnie out, she’s much better now, and not having to have painkillers at the mo. Phil and I watched a 2011 movie called The Guard tonight, starring Dominic Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong & Liam Cunningham, I can highly recomend it. Synopsis ~ Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door. A good story, a lot of humour and we liked it better than The Banshee of Innesherin but it’s got a similar vibe. Gleeson is great as the Irish cop.


Anyway, a bit of a lacklustre week photographically speaking, and I wasn’t all too keen on the results from this combination, I had to take and delete a lot to get anywhere. But onwards chums!….


39 thoughts on “365 ~ Hipstamatic Week 18

  1. Yeah, I’m not seeing a lot of pop with that lens.

    What on earth are you putting your burrito? Seems overloaded whatever it is, especially if you want to get the rest of the fixings in there.

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      1. Does it have that greenish tinge? I’ve never tried it. But how are you going to get tomato and onion and cheese and sauce and lettuce in there on top of that much faux-beef? Fraggle must be a master burrito wrapper.

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      2. Oh for heavens sakes. There wasn’t a huge amount of beef it just looks that way as I hadn’t tished it into place. No it didn’t have a green tinge. The onion is cooked with the mince – also mushrooms and red pepper. Then cheese lettuce and sour cream and salsa on top. It all fitted nicely in the wrap thing and was quite tasty.

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      3. Probably not a thing over there. It’s one of the big vege-meat names over here now. Very well done and pretty tasty. But right now, still more expensive than a beef patty. That has to change if they want it to really succeed.

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  2. this lens apparently adds a pop to any scene. I am not convinced. The film it chose is W40 which supposedly ‘heightens the excitement with this full-of-contrast film’.

    Now, I know I’m not a film or photo guy. When I see a picture, I either like it, don’t give 2 figs for it or dislike it. I can’t say that I’ve ever had my excitement of a pictured heightened because of the film involved. That kind of thing sounds more up Alex’s alley with his illicit bin deals that he carries off at 2 in the morning. It just sounds like a marketeer threw some buzz words together and sold the public a bill of goods.

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  3. I agree, there is not much ‘pop’ with combination, but I enjoyed them all. My favourites are the ones with Bonnie & Clyde and especially Lord Vincent & Winnie. Lord Vincent looks very regal (was he watching the coronation?) and Winnie certainly looks like she is feeling better.

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    1. Lord Vincent was not invited to the ceremony so he refused to watch it on TV 🤣 WInnie is doing OK though a bully cat has turned up in our patch so she’s getting all stressy again, which sets off her cystitis.sigh.


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