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 (this photo is actually more than a week old, but I haven’t posted any new material 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 30.4 mm (the equivalent of a 67 mm for a full frame camera). Shutter speed: 1/125 of a second. Aperture: f/5.0. The photo was transferred to my cell phone and then processed first with the Pixlr-o-matic and then the Snapseed app.

40 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. I got so tickled by the repetitions in this photo. The man is in full stride, what looks like a little dog is in full stride, and with a little imagination, I see those two perfectly matched trees being in full stride, too. It’s quite a fun photo: filled with details that weren’t obvious at first.

  2. What a beautiful image, Otto! Perhaps it’s my state of mind after the past couple of weeks — but the human figure looks so small and insignificant next to those trees, doesn’t it? It’s a good reminder that some things transcend our human troubles.

  3. Beautiful composition and rendering choice of color tone! The symmetry of tree branches are nice. They give balance of the picture and they are pleasant to look. The man and the dog below the trees are to tell the story – a man really enjoy time with his man best friend – the dog. They are so enjoy and relax under the trees.

  4. This photo seems barren and a bit bleak to me. The bare trees, the grass brown and dry. However, at the same time the warm hues seem to also wrap around you to warm you up. I quite like it.

  5. I enjoy your instagrams. Each seems to invite a story, made up be each viewer. I think the trees must’ve sustained a lot of weather to be braced the way they are, and the man’s stance feels like that too. I feel like it’s a message to relax when the work and pressure is done.

  6. My eyes were drawn to the empty branches. They look almost desolate, barren. Then I saw the lone individual on the right and an animal too at the base of the trees. They changed the mood of the photo. Now, it’s like an afternoon walk with a pet among majestic trees in winter.

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