A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up February With Hipstamatic (week 4)

It’s hard to believe February is over but seeing as this is March 1st it must be true!  The last week of the month flew by in a blur of work and events but the simple task of looking for one new thing to photograph and share has really helped me acknowledge that even routine days hold interesting moments if I can just slow down and pay attention.

The week started with a whirlwind visit to Snoqualmie Falls.  The Falls are one of the top tourist attractions in Washington and I knew a warm winter day would be busy but we got up early, stopped for a bag of fresh donuts and had a wonderful time hiking around the park before most of the visitors arrived.   Monday the 23rd is a shot of one of the Lunar New Year exhibits on display at Bellevue Square Mall and Tuesday the 24th is a little yard light that didn’t make it through the winter in one piece.

Every time I walk past the Rainforest Cafe I’m reminded of Disneyland and this giant butterfly spotted on the 25th put me right back in a vacation frame of mind.  After spending three afternoon/evenings sitting on bleachers for Ryan’s wrestling meets and a band concert it was painfully obvious we weren’t on vacation but I still found an interesting corner to capture for my Thursday photo.  Friday the 27th surprised me with another black and white combination and is here to illustrate one of my most time consuming activities, traffic.  I also spend lots of time walking Finn but the weekends are nice because John comes with us. 🙂

Each photo is photo is 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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35 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up February With Hipstamatic (week 4)

    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! It was such a pretty morning with the low sun and clear sky I couldn’t resist a few photos. At first I was disappointed the random choice was b&w but once I saw this image in a larger format I really appreciated the contrasts and shadows.


  1. These are great and love them all, but most fav is the very last of man and dog walking and their shadows.


  2. Good evening Lisa. I invited you to Amy’s 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge. I hope you have room for one more challenge in your everyday photo trips. Thank you!


  3. The Hipstamatic is a cool app. I love all of the photos, but my favorite has to be the sunlight, its rays, and the shadows. It is such a great black and white photo with nice contrast between light and dark spaces.


  4. well Lisa – I still have some posts to get caught up on here – and this one is special because it also reminded me of the 1990’s (just like your macro of the corks did) – but we sued to have a rainforest cafe in denver that we ate at sometimes with the kids – or would visit when in the mall – and so I can relate to your association of disney with that colorful place (and nice butterfly) –
    also – when you said this:

    “but the simple task of looking for one new thing to photograph and share..”
    well amen to that – and the last 2 trips I took to florida were more fun because I was thinking of getting stuff for the ol’ blog – which later becomes our scrapbook that would not have had such pics if we were not not he hunt – and so 3 cheers to that – and see you this sunday for the next installment…. and to ctahc up on the other posts I have missed – have a nice rest of the week…



    1. You’re comment about the ol’ blog becoming a scrapbook is so true, Yvette. Looking back through posts reminds me of plenty of things I’d already forgotten and viewing typical scenes with a new task of finding an interesting shot really helps brighten up some days. 🙂 See you Sunday.


      1. yeah – and I have this old blue tile I was going to throw away from the art bin last spring – I blogged a shot of it – and well, now it will always remind me of certain cloggers who were commenting at that time – and of other things from WP. and isn’t it funny how our blogs take on a different feel as time passes?


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