Break a Date

This week I had the opportunity to offer my views on the Kissimmee Pak from Hipstamatic. This latest offering imprints a digital date on the photo and many people, myself included, didn’t like that feature. The majority opinion of the disgruntled users was that it would be nice to have an editing option to use or remove the date.

Lo and behold it turns out that Hipstamatic is a company that listens to its customers and values their input. Over the weekend they updated the film portion of the Pak and now new users can purchase the Pak and have the option to use/remove the date imprint when they edit their photos. Existing users, like me, can uninstall, then reinstall the film, and have the new version on their device. I found the process very easy and I am thrilled to have a choice when using the film now.

If you are into the Hipstamatic photo app I recommend a visit to Eric’s hipstography.com website. He has a plethora of information and examples from photographers around the world. I have utilized his website for the last 2 years to increase my understanding of how the Hipstamatic app works and to refine my photographic and editing techniques.

Earth

This week, share an image that means “earth” to you…
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

“We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.”
—R. Buckminster Fuller

We only get one Planet Earth. Let’s take good care of it.

Black and White photo of a wilted flower.

A Time To Remember

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years ago today Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle took the fight to Japan by leading sixteen B-25 aircraft on a bombing raid over Tokyo. A little over 3 years later, two B-29 aircraft carrying a different kind of bomb flew over Japan days apart and put an end to the war.

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years ago today Yosuke Yamahata, a Japanese Army photographer, died of cancer. It was most likely a result of exposure to the radiation that he unknowingly encountered while recording the destruction in Nagasaki following the atomic bomb dropped by the second bomber.

The dates and numbers still resonate with me. They form a mathematical tapestry

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

The topic for Sally D’s Challenge this week is Black & White and her post has me thinking about man’s relationship with Nature. On one hand, I certainly enjoy the many varieties of roses in our backyard garden. On the other hand I am concerned about Genetically Modified crops and the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides.

I used the iColorama app to approximate what a rose might look in the future if we continue to change and refine that which is beautiful all by itself.

Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Reflections of the Future

I used the Hipstamatic app to take this photo and then made edits with the Luminar, LensFlare and Deco Sketch apps.

Textured photo of reflection in glass.

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