Taken at Mt Tomah Gardens, Blue Mountains, NSW, with Olympus E-PL3 and 35MM Macro Lens
Another example of the goodness that is the Hipstamatic Claunch 72 Monochrome film. I’ve previously used the film with the Melodie Lens but I used Helga Viking for this shot and love the results.
The flower is being lit by a very bright, Pixar style lamp. Because it’s so dark in winter, I find it difficult to get any good shots indoors and now use this lamp to light things up. The backdrop is a white wall, but the light hides it and creates a great contrast against the flower.
In 2010 I uploaded 227 pictures to Flickr, most of which were taken with my iPhone 3GS (I think there are one or 2 from my dusty, not very often used Panasonic camera). A lot of those 227 pictures were taken using Hipstamatic, which is by far my most used iPhone app. It got a bit of flack during the year but I love it. At first I found the developing time a little frustrating but I’ve now come to appreciate the app a lot more and love the “one shot” chance you have a lot of the times. It’s all part of the fun and challenge. Hipstmatic can add great vibrancy to blues and greens and there are many times where I’ve gotten a far more interesting photo using Hipstamatic than the standard iPhone camera. I think it deserved the iPhone App of the Year award.
So it’s quite fitting that my favourite photo of mine in 2010 was taken with Hipstamatic. I love the beauty of this dying flower. A once vibrant orange tulip at the end of it’s life. I also think the focusing on this is very clear for a 3GS. The photo was titled “The End” which is another reason to finish out 2010 with it.
In 2011 I look forward to a new iPhone in June (assuming they stick with the annual June schedule) to replace by 3GS.
My Hipstamatic pictures are here on flickr
My photo of the vibrant, orange tulip can be seen here on flickr
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 76 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 303 posts. There were 209 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 93mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was June 27th with 34 views. The most popular post that day was Hip(stamatic).
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, en.wordpress.com, flickr.com, palmateerdesign.wordpress.com, and web.mac.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for swankolab, hipstamatic, photos taken with iphone 3gs, pictures taken with iphone 3gs, and iphone 3gs.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Hip(stamatic) March 2010
iPhone 3GS June 2009
SwankoLab April 2010
About me December 2007
This guy was just wandering by the busy road near Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale. It was just across the road from the beach and as we walked closer he hopped up onto the fence. The photo isn’t flickr-worthy but I love the way he’s just sitting there watching the world drive by.
Yesterday I used Shake it Photo to take pictures along the beach. I’d used Hipstamatic and Instagram in previous days and wanted to keep things interesting so I thought I’d give Shake it Photo a go. I got some nice shots and this one of the breaking wave is my favorite. The water looks so green and I like how it’s still quite smooth – the calm before the storm of the breaking wave.