Weekend Wanderings – Travelling by Instagram
Last weekend I went into the city with my plastic Holga lens and for todays post I thought I might do something similar with my phone and Instagram. I thought it might be fun to see what the city would look like through Instagram photos. Though I started with the train trip.
I had to wait for the train. As I was approaching the station I heard that a train was leaving, so then I had to wait for ages for the next one.
I thought I would divide this post into two parts, first I thought we might look at the train trip in. People love trains and when I went I probably looked like a tourist as I had my phone up against the window of the train taking photos most of the way in.
I have processed them all with Instagram, though, as I have found out, you don’t have to put the photos on Instagram. I did them all and then used Dropbox to send the images to my laptop. A different way of working and I am sure there are others. Here is a gallery of the train trip.
Taking photos from the train was interesting and not always easy. I got lots of blurred photos. Though, I am going to say that it isn’t something I am really interested in perfecting. I do like Instagram though, and I think it is something that is fun.
As I said, Instagram can be fun, and I have seen some great images with it, but they do all tend to look very similar
When I got into the city I stopped at quite a few places and took photos of what was around me. I think filters in Instagram are good, but they don’t really show the reality of what is there.
The thing I do like it about it is that if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you would be familiar with my photos as I travel around. I have tried to get a lot better at using my phone to do that sort of thing. I don’t do photos every day, but if I go somewhere to take photos then if I do some Instagram photos you get a quick glimpse of what is coming on the blog.
I am going to put the photos of the city into a gallery now. Though, I do want to reassure you that I won’t make it a habit of doing posts of Instagram photos, but I did think it would be good to do a post on it and look at it.