A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up October With Hipstamatic (week 1)

The first full week of October blew through the Pacific Northwest in true fall fashion.  We enjoyed a stretch of sunny days filled with blue skies and fall colors, our summer-brown lawns and dry plants started to green up again and the sun rise is now late enough that I can enjoy it after my morning coffee.  All in all not a bad week.

Sunday afternoon I put on my walking shoes and went out to climb the hills in our neighborhood for some fresh air and exercise.  Monday I stopped to capture the begonia blooms on one of my deck pots and Tuesday I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of this cute sign.  Everyone needs a smiley face now and then. 🙂

Wednesday found me in the back yard with some plants at the end of their growing season and Thursday is a view of Finn’s sad face as he realized his constant licking earned him 10 days in a larger cone while his incision continues to heal.  Friday morning arrived with a beautiful sunrise and even though Hipstamatic’s random addition of a Cherry Shine flash muted the colors I still like the composition and it’s enough to spark my memory when I want to see a bright pink sky.  Saturday began and ended with plenty of sunshine but the middle of the day was a completely different experience filled with drenching rain and gusty winds.  This was the view through my windshield after a stock-up trip to the grocery store.

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, filter and flash 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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36 thoughts on “A Surprise Every Day: Shaking Up October With Hipstamatic (week 1)

  1. sunsetdragon

    It has gone quickly from summer to rainy fall here this past week and we have discovered sone amazing mushrooms, for photographing, not eating, up the road in the woods.

  2. We have had such amazingly warm weather we can barely remember we live in Canada. Today a cold wind is blowing just to keep us grounded. 🙂 I love that smiley face. Yes one can never have too many.

  3. Good to hear there is still warm weather where you are, Lisa. It sounds like fall is treating you well. Finn looks so cute posing for your phone. Those puppy-dog eyes are adorable. Like a model 🙂

  4. I always love to check in and see what you have been up to during the week, never disappointed. Glad to hear Finn is making a good recovery, hope the incident doesn’t set him back. Dare I say that we have been lucky with the weather too so far this autumn? Oh, well, I have now 😀 Though we have been told that a cold spell is on the way down your country (and Canada so you might like to inform Sue) which will send the jet-stream northwards over us so we will have cold air coming in from Scandinavia! All very complicated – but as long as it keeps dry I am happy!
    Have a great week Lisa xx

    1. Whoops, I’ll be sure to tell Sue she jinxed us all. 🙂 I don’t mind cold as long as it stays dry… Thanks for the visit and comments today, Jude! And this morning I walked Finn past the corner where he was attacked – he kept looking over his shoulder stayed calm. Whew.

  5. I think we had our last day of summer temperatures yesterday, but as I’m still getting over my cold and don’t have much energy, I didn’t get out to enjoy it. Cooling off quite a lot this week, down into the 30’s at least a few nights. Fall is definitely here. Enjoy your Indian summer.

    janet

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