We console ourselves during snow storms like the one that hit today with the thought that “it will soon melt.” The problem with that idea is that all of the other accumulation of snow hasn’t yet melted. So when will all the snow be gone? Check back sometime in early April.
Should I admit, by the way, that I took this photo with my iPhone as I drove south on Broadway? Probably not. So I won’t.
This photo was published on Instagram a while ago but I think my audience is a little different here, so here you go. This is Katie and Brian strolling in their beautiful neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I have photographed clouds reflected in this same water before. But I am a sucker for redundancy. This photo started out as a 5DIII picture but I imported it into Instagram and published it as the square, over filtered photo you see here. Some would say it’s cheating to do Instagram photos with a camera not built in to a phone. And so I guess I cheat from time to time.
I tell me students to avoid taking photos through windows of moving vehicles. After all, who wants to see bug splats? So why did I keep driving as I snapped this photo with my iPhone? I have not good answer other than I guess I don’t always practice what I preach.
I don’t know the name of this plant, which was flourishing in Bill and Cathy Zs’ garden, but I do know that it fed my penchant for green things with fascinating texture.
Here’s another quick shot taken with my iPhone and processed with Instagram. The location is the sunken garden at the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In an Instagram photo a “real” photo? Of course. This is a quick shot I took of the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota, while waiting for my photo students to finish their own photographic enterprises.
Here’s another “real” photo, taken by one of my second year LATI Photo/Media students, Kelly Ortmeier.
I was wandering through the French Quarter and I bumped in to the Louisiana Supreme Court Building. I took several photos but this is one I liked the most.
This is an iPhone photo and I’ll admit that this photo is heavily doctored. I started in an app called Filter Mania and finished in Instagram. Like it or not, doctored photos are all the rage these days.
This is the last in the series.
It looks like I’ve found a theme, though the glassware theme is the result of happenstance. The subjects pictured yesterday, today and tomorrow are due to my wandering eye and my ever-present cell phone. As I think I’ve said before, sometimes I intend to take photos. And sometimes the things I see compel me.