A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up May With Hipstamatic (week 5)

It’s hard to believe June starts tomorrow but the photos above are proof that our unseasonably warm spring is leading right into an early summer.  Next week will bring some rain back into the Seattle area but until then we’re enjoying these sunny last days of May.

Hipstamatic’s random processing of Sunday’s image distorts the fresh green shades of our Hemlock tree but I always like the few weeks each spring when the bright green tips of new growth shine across the ends of each branch.   Monday’s photo is the marquee on our Edmonds Theater with a list of current and coming attractions. We saw Tomorrowland on Memorial Day and plan to go back soon when Mad Max comes to town.  I remember seeing the first movie at a drive in theater when I was far too young for an R rated feature but my mom bundled all of us kids in the car for an evening out so I’ve got to continue the tradition and buy a ticket for Ryan and his first R movie. 🙂  Since we’re talking about movies did you know the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the country?  Each year over 155,000 tickets are sold and Trainspotting, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Poltergeist, Braveheart, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, and Donnie Darko are just a few of the films that have held their world or American premiers during the festival.  In case you missed it there’s a large banner advertising the 2015 festival on the left side of Tuesday’s photo.

Wednesday revisits the red rhododendrons I shared two weeks ago and Thursday is an early morning shot of our sprinkler in action.  Friday evening was a perfect 70 degrees on our deck and Saturday is a row of P.O. boxes in our downtown post office.  Edmonds’ first post office opened on this block in 1884 and even though the buildings have changed many times the post office has maintained its presence on the corner of 2nd and Main Street.

Each photo was taken with my iPhone 6 using Hipstamatic’s “shake to randomize” function then 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.  For variety I continue to add new lenses and filters so if you want to try Hipstamatic but are unsure how to start let me know and I’ll do my best to answer your questions.


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10 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up May With Hipstamatic (week 5)

    1. I almost said we were close to half way through the year, Carrie but hit delete before publishing because I didn’t want it to be true. 😉 Crazy! I’m glad you like the sprinkler shot, it was a fun combination. 🙂

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  1. Your assortment of photos are really quite pretty, Lisa. I love the muted colors and the way they randomized. And I had no idea about the Seattle International Film Festival. I think that sounds quite exciting! I hope June doesn’t fly quite as fast as May! 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Debra! I’ll admit I didn’t know some of this about the Seattle Film Festival either until I looked it up for this post. 🙂 Fingers are crossed for a slower June. 🙂


  2. I know what you mean about the green tips on your hemlock. I rescued a little abandoned fir from a pot two years ago that was left for dead and planted it in my front yard and this year it put out a shock of new growth!


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