A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up February With Hipstamatic (week 3)

While most of the country is trapped in a sub-zero weather pattern our strangely warm Pacific Northwest winter brought bright blue skies and temperatures in the 50’s.  No one knows quite what to do here but we’re trying to spend as much time outside as possible knowing the rain and chilly air will be back before we know it.

If you’ve looked closely at my weekly “shake it up” photos this month you might have noticed I spend a lot of time walking Finn, parking the car and buying food.  Thankfully Hipstamatic has a randomize feature that brings new life to these daily tasks or this series would be one flat image after another of streets, cookies and cars!

Sunday the 15th was a beautiful day so even though the wind was cold Ryan and I spent a fun hour at the beach soaking up the sun.  Monday the 16th is another mushroom shot from my morning dog walk and I like the unexpected touch of this high contrast black and white treatment in such a green setting.  Tuesday the 17th is another view of our neighborhood and so you don’t think all I do is walk around outside Wednesday the 18th shows the little slice of sky I managed to see sandwiched between floors of concrete.

Thursday the 19th is from a sky bridge in Seattle looking north up 6th avenue and Friday the 20th is a quick shot of our grocery store’s bakery where I picked up some cookies before my morning presentation.  By the time Saturday rolled around I was happy to be outside again, walking Finn and enjoying another beautiful morning.

Like last week these photos are all straight from Hipstamatic’s “shake to randomize” function and posted without any additional editing. If you like a particular combination and want to try it at home just click on the image to see the lens and filter used.  I’ll be back next Sunday with 7 new photos and maybe even a few new favorites!




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20 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up February With Hipstamatic (week 3)

    1. I’ve meant to stop for that bottom photo for ever, it’s a house marker at the end of our street. Finally made myself do it. 🙂 You’re right though, I do cover a lot of ground every week. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Andra! It’s great to hear you’re enjoying these weekly photos and Ryan is smiling at the thought of another hat lover. 🙂 I do think this approach is helping my photography, at least it’s helping me get back to taking loose, easy photos. This way all I have to do is find something unique each day and compose an interesting shot. Any worry about editing or polishing is taken away as I just get to post what comes out of the camera but it still fits within the framework of my blog since I’ve used a lot of Hipstamatic in the past. It’s a win win and I think I’ll continue the project past February. 🙂


      1. Wow, you might have a real FLW in your neighborhood! If it looks Midcentury and has horizontal lines, it could be FLW, but older than Midcentury. You might be able to look up FLWs in Seattle…


  1. I love love love the idea of a weekly condensed post – and the mile marker at the end is way cool – and ryan in hat… bueno – and fav is the down view of the city – with the amc half lit. have a nice rest of February and see you when I return…


  2. When I took my boys to see Santa at Nordstrom’s in December and afterward we took a side-trip through the glittering, bustling department stores, my two year old was mesmerized by the lights of downtown from this vantage. Quite possibly his first skybridge, haha!

    I think I might be the only person I know who’s actually looking forward to the return of chill and rain to the wet-side of the Cascades. The lack of gloominess around here has me feeling more than a little disoriented. And I’ve fallen massively behind on my typical wintertime inside activities.


    1. It’s fun to watch kids looking through the glass on this sky bridge, my son is 13 and he still loves it. 🙂 As much as I enjoy sunny weather I’ll admit to feeling a little out of sorts this season too… I worry about the lack of rain and really need to finish more inside the house projects before it’s garden/yard care time!


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