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

The fourth week of June was a fun one that began and ended with family time and was filled with what’s turning out to be a stretch of warmer than usual summer days.  Since we don’t have air conditioning we’re doing what we can to keep cool and I’m using the high temperatures as an excuse to have plenty of cold brewed coffee and ice cream. 🙂

Sunday was Father’s Day and John, Ryan and I took a break in the middle of the afternoon for cold drinks and cookies at Walnut Street Coffee here in Edmonds.  Monday was a beautiful June day and on our way home Ryan and I walked down Sunset Avenue to enjoy the view over Puget Sound.  Tuesday’s image is a shot of the high school gym where Ryan sweated through his first four days of summer vacation as part of a wrestling camp that brought kids and coaches together from across the country to practice their skills and learn from world-class athletes.

Wednesday we made a stop for frozen yogurt before continuing home to our very hot house.  I thought I could snap a quick photo of this pretty corner while it was quiet but this happy little girl ran right into the center of my frame and completed the shot.  I love her excitement. 🙂  Thursday is a small corner of my favorite oak leaf hydrangea growing by our back deck and Friday’s photo is Jimi Hendrix’s shoe print and autograph as part of the Seattle Walk of Fame circling the Flagship Nordstrom store in Downtown Seattle.  If you ever have the opportunity to walk around the store be sure to look down for a glimpse of some famous footprints from Seattle born leaders in the music, art, science, sports and philanthropic communities.  By Saturday the heat finally got to me and I bought a tiny wading pool.  Is it wrong that we spent over an hour trying to encourage Finn to jump in and cool off?  We lured him with cheesy treats but two paws is as far as he would go.  Maybe next time!

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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26 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up June With Hipstamatic (week 4)

    1. She sure does, it was a happy surprise! Definitely of the fun things about this project – I’m never quite sure what I’m going to get in each frame. 🙂 Like a typical day… you can’t plan everything. 😉

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  1. I could certainly go for cold coffee and ice cream! we got lucky up here in Vancouver, It became overcast around noon but ugh the humidity went straight up and it was naaaaaasty :-\


  2. Love the whole set! I’m going on YouTube for a tutorial…I cannot for the life of me figure out Hipstamatic! I don’t know why this app baffles me, and others do not. In the meantime, I’ll just continue to enjoy your photos here 🙂


    1. You’re right Sally when the shake feature is activated the app selects your lens and filter combination and keeps it secret until after the photo. For someone like me who wants to control everything this has been a freeing technique because the only thing I can affect is composition. I don’t use any post processing and let the original image stand on its own. I’ve learned a lot about what makes an an interesting frame and am discovering new things every day. 😊


    1. I’d love to hear it if you do make up a story. 🙂 Good guess about the midcentury vibe too, this space was originally an auto shop and the whole front opens up with a rolling glass door to the street and additional seating. 🙂


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