I signed up for Instagram nearly a year ago just for the sake of it. The account was idle until I posted my first shot roughly 33 weeks ago (I wish Instagram would just stamp the exact date). Since then I've been regularly posting snapshots which sometimes are unavoidably of very personal nature (images of me with family or purchases), which I try my best not to be the case. I'm human though and have been afflicted by the 21st century social compulsion to unnecessarily let everyone take a peek into my personal space. I just leave the door ajar; the front room is still off limits.
As with this blog which is a collection of my thoughts on topical issues I feel strongly (or fashionably) about, my Instagram page is for my spur-of-the-moment observations which on its own can speak for itself. Photos are a great accompaniment to articles, so Instagram also works as my rehearsal grounds.
On this post, allow me to share with you my favourite images from my Instagram account, all taken via an old Blackberry Bold 9790, Sony Cybershot DSC-W730, and my very capable HTC One mobile camera.
|The very first Instagram entry which wasn't captioned as I had no clue of hashtags at all back then. Taken one fine summer afternoon close to Battersea, London.|
|#Happy #Sunny Smiley ducks at a village fair. The weather was dreadfully gloomy and rainy on the day.|
|One super full moon. The moon was so huge, it was a flood light. Taken from the bedroom window where I left the curtains open.|
|A resident tourist in London. I hopped on the London Routemaster 2011 after taking this photo around Westminster. This type of bus only runs in Central London.|
|Makeup brushes doing a bit of sunbathing. Just a bit. I still didn't know what hashtags were for. And I didn't realise my kitchen roll had lolly prints until I posted this after washing my brushes. Very apt.|
|Captured at London Overground Willesden Junction platforms for Clapham Junction and Richmond during the Tube strike on 5-6 February, 2014.|
|Couldn't get through, so I stepped back and took a photo.|
|Willesden Junction station on the last day of the Tube strike, while I was en route to Watford. I asked if everyone was down the pub waiting for the 9pm end to the strike.|
|Play time. Found in the gardens of the villa where my friends and I stayed in Sicily.|
|Sleeping Beauty. A vintage movie poster found in one of the rooms at Villa di Bella in Sicilia. I love vintage treasures.|
|Bless her, but Valentine's Day has come a tad early for this lady on a date in our local bar on Saturday. She didn't just wear her heart on her sleeve, she wore all her hearts all over her dress!|
Thank you for looking and I'll share Part II very soon.
Have a lovely week everyone!