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

October is finally settling into a true fall like feel here in the Pacific Northwest.  Apples are dropping, leaves are turning and scarecrows are popping up all over town.  Our Indian summer continued through mid-week with one last stretch of 70 degree days but by Saturday afternoon rain returned and the clouds look like they are settling in for a long stay.

Ryan and I went for a walk together Sunday afternoon and after finding this shiny red apple laying by the side of the road we both wondered if someone from Snow White has moved into the neighborhood…  Monday I took the long way to my car instead of the short cut over the sky bridge in order to snap a photo of this face carved into the remains of a tree trunk and for Tuesday you get another shot of my backyard trees.

Wednesday’s photo is one of the Edmonds 2015 Scarecrow contest entries and Thursday evening I liked this confused bunch of rhododendrons.  They put on a great show every spring but this is the first time I’ve noticed blooms in the fall.  Friday’s photo is of Finn modeling his new plaid coat.  Since his left side was shaved for surgery and most of the remaining fur on his right fell out due to stress he’s been a little chilly during our morning walks.  This should fix it. 🙂  Saturday I found a neglected corner of our backyard for a photo-op so here is one of many old wood piles left by the previous owners in all it’s black and white glory.

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.


Another visit to the 2014 Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

Yesterday’s beautiful fall weather was all the encouragement I needed for another walk through town to photograph a few more scarecrows decorating local businesses.  Earlier this week I shared Jack Skellington relaxing by a bank and Salvador Dali looking for inspiration outside an art supply store.  While I have one more art related scarecrow ready for tomorrow, today’s scarecrows are all about travel.  Do you recognize these two?


If you were a teenager or parent in the 1980’s there’s a fairly good chance you saw E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  Here he is again outside a real estate office looking for a way home…

ESF Rick Steves

I’m sure several of you recognize Rick Steves from his travel shows and guide books but you might not know he lives and works right here in Edmonds. His Travel Center is actually across the street from the small building that used to be his dad’s piano store and where young Rick taught piano lessons to finance his first European travels. Even though the space is now a Pub there is still a piano in the back as a nod to the musical Steves family.

iPhoneography Monday: 10-27-14

iPhone Monday 10-27-14

October in Edmonds means it’s time for the Edmonds Historical Museum’s annual Scarecrow Festival. Participants have two weeks to decorate and register their creative displays followed by two weeks of public voting before the winners are announced November 1st. The streets around town are full of some really imaginative scarecrows drawn from popular fiction, business themes, the arts and just plain fun but this lonely Jack Skellington sitting in front of the bank was my first photo of the season.

Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Street Photography).