Last Week’s Instagram


Once a week—or every so often—I will display one of my photos captured and/or processed with Instagram over the last week. It’s a way for me to show photography that usually is quite different from my regular work. Except for the technical details beneath the pictures are displayed without any comments, hoping they will stand on their own. But I still very much appreciate any comments you may have.

Facts about the photo: The photo was taken with a Panasonic Lumix LX-100 with the lens set at 34 mm (the equivalent of a 75 mm for a full frame camera). Shutter speed: 1/100 of a second. Aperture: f/16. The photo was transferred to my cell phone and then processed with a Karen filter in the Pixlr-o-matic app and then with a Drama filter in Snapseed.


69 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. I love the peaceful quietness of this scene. The man appears to be leaving a cafe (based on the low lighting behind the storefront window) in the early hours. Beautifully done this stirs the imagination.

  2. Curious as to what the photo looked like straight out of the camera. Maybe on some posts you can show “before and after”? I think most folks would find the transformation fascinating.

  3. This was definitely my favorite of your Instagrams this week. It was interesting to read about your processing. I like the idea of your sometimes showing the “before and after” versions. I have a hard time deciding how (or if) I should process a photo – I most often end up leaving it “normal” with just a bit of tweaking in Snapseed. I enjoy seeing your creativity.

  4. This is great Otto. Just the right light, composition and a story within.
    I very much appreciate the fact that you share your way of processing. If you’d also showed the photos as a “before and after”, It’d be perfect! 🙂

  5. I was intrigued by the sun, the person, and the trees forming a sort of procession down the middle of the image, with the impersonal city buildings on either side. If I were to title it, I probably would choose “River of Life.”

  6. I wandered through your blog and it was a plesant journey… Am impressed by your photography and creativity… Congratulations… You have now another follower. Best wishes!

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