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. 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.


60 thoughts on “Last Week’s Instagram

  1. I don’t know what happened to my comment, Otto. I’m in your spam?
    Anyway …, I think you have captured a wonderful moment of life filled with joy. A joyful, content face always looks beautiful and you transport the magic to us. Awesome nature too!

    1. I have to admit that I get so much spam these days, that there is no way I can check it. Sorry if your comment got lost. At least this one got through. Thank you for comment, Dina.

  2. Otto–what a beautiful photo. The water looks like glass and the way the boat is submerged…so pretty. The mountain in the background? The perfect touch. Although, I cannot stop looking at her dazzling smile.

  3. An image of pure joy, what a marvellous smile….but the thing that struck me is the different view in each lens of her sunglasses!

    1. That is one aspect of the photo that I like myself, that the kayak seems to almost be floating above the surface of the water. It gives an almost surreal expression, doesn’t it.

  4. What a great shot (and lovely light too). You can almost ‘feel’ the water. I must say, you get much softer light in the far north.

    Our Australian summer sun is very bright and harsh.

    (I like the golden light in Italy too. I seem to remember there was beautiful soft light in the countryside around Amsterdam when I was there in the 1970s. I wish I’d had a better camera and had taken more photos when I travelled in central Europe. Alas, most of my old photos are dark and now……yellowing and only fit for the rubbish bin).

  5. Yay! Lovely photos! So crisp and ‘huge’ even on a small screen!! I feel like I am there! Blessings, Beth

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. I always enjoy a good example of Trompe-l’œil, and this is a fine one. The kayak seems to be floating above the water — and the water doesn’t seem to be water at all, but something entirely different. The sharpness of the water, and the whole range of blue-grays is just great. While the scene doesn’t exactly look “natural,” it captures the experience far better than a more realistic photo could. Or so I think!

  7. I don’t know precisely how the water reflects in the kayak or if the effect is due to the editing, but it’s a wonderful photo. I’d love to know how you took the photo. From another kayak? It looks like a very fun day!

  8. Is that Mount Rainier? Are we neighbors now? 🙂 A lovely photo. And I don’t think it’s as different from your regular work as you say. Maybe you take and develop the photos differently, but you as the artist have the same eye for amazing detail. Wait — didn’t I just read that in an e-book somewhere? That the artist is what truly makes the photo stand out? Oh yes! It was your book! I’m really enjoying it. Keep these photos coming!

  9. I love the shine on the water, the reflection of the kayak in the water and the water on the kayak and the mountain in the background. Great picture, Otto!
    Best regards, Heidi

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