More from the Instagram defection:
Ok, we all know they went back after the shit hit the proverbial fan. But, I’m still out, because they’ll try again.
If you want more of my thoughts on the matter, try here: http://markramsden.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/on-instagram/
In the meantime, I’m going to start reblogging my Instagram shots, that’re now on flickr (where they should have been to start with, I guess).
A multitude of sins can be covered with contrast and b&w editing, but I love the emotion and feeling of this shot of my adorable, 1-year-old niece.
I’m also playing with editing (at least with my Canon G12) on my tablet (Asus Transformer Prime) with SnapSeed, which is a remarkably good, remarkably intuitive mobile/android image editing app.
Summer’s definitely back, and with it, one of my favorite things.
So, Wednesday night, I hit the weekly Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots cruise night in Ottawa. I’ll post a few more up through this week, but this is probably my favorite. I don’t know what this bike is, who owns it, what’s been done to it beyond the original, and honestly, I don’t care. The light was right, and … yeah, just love it.
May 29th, 2006, exactly six years ago, I got a call from Darsan of Parvati who said “get over here, the storm looks awesome from my balcony. At llpm. When I worked at 7am.
Of course, I went.
I shot 300+ images that night. Exactly ONE of them was worthwhile. The very first one I shot that night.
There’s two other guys online, who got this exact same shot, from slightly different angles. Sadly (for me) their shots are actually better than mine. I forgot to set my ISO down, and I got a ton of noise. I’ve tried a ton of things to get rid of it, and nothing cleans it up enough for me.
In the interim six years, I’ve never gotten another decent shot of lightning.
And it’s not like it’s a BAD shot, really.