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 Lumix LX-100 with the lens set at 34 mm (the equivalent of a 75 mm for a full frame format). The photo was cropped, then transferred to my cell phone and processed with the Snapseed app with various adjustments before uploaded into Instagram.

63 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. What a great photograph – I can really relate to this cold, winter activity but you’ve make it look beautiful! You’ve so perfectly captured the slope of the road and hint of a mountain behind too.

  2. I simply cannot stop looking at this beautiful photo! The fine detail you have captured is mesmerizing, thought provoking and postcard worthy. Merry Christmas Otto and thank you!!

  3. Beautifully snowy and both calm and busy feeling in this charming photo. We have no snow so far…or we had, but as usual it is gone again.

  4. Where winter looks good! The same activity on the streets of New York just wasn’t as rewarding, I have to say, so I’m glad I don’t have to do it any more. But you’ve made it all look beautiful here.

  5. I love the dynamism of this image: The fallen snow suggests quiet and stillness, but the (implied) motion of the man clearing off his car tells us this pastoral scene is about to be disrupted. Such a simple moment, but so wonderfully seen …

  6. We don’t have snow where I live and the older I get the happer I am about it. But I do like your photo. Perhaps it’s the age thing, again, Otto, but I could have done with that person spoiling the landscape.

  7. From the two sweeps across the hood of the car, I decided he was using a broom and not a scraper. “Broom snow” was a term I grew up with, and we always loved it because it was light and fluffy, and more easily disposed of than anything that came along with ice, or a high moisture content.

    The cars are thoroughly modern, but the homes have an old-fashioned flair to them. It’s rather like Currier and Ives meets Car and Driver: a perfectly satisfying combination that makes for an interesting photo.

  8. I like your photo! It reminds me of hand-colored photos that were made when I was very young (in the late ’40’s and early ’50’s) before color film was the norm. It has that kind of tone. I love that “winter chill” I get from your photo, too. Brrr.

  9. Ah, digging out the car. Not my favorite winter activity, but you’ve made it look very attractive here. 🙂 I love the cheer of the yellow in the snowy, black and white world.

  10. This is a splendid photo, Otto.The color in the buildings on the left contrasting with the relative monochrome of the rest of the scene, the street winding upward through the picture, and the very ordinary activity of the man cleaning his car — lovely.

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