I’ve been using Instagram for a few years now, and I think maybe I use it differently from say my friends and family. They mostly put up photos or videos or ‘stories’ which they have taken elsewhere, choosing particularly good pictures, the best maybe of several they have taken. They also add plenty of hashtags, and ‘@’s.
Just in case for some reason, Instagram has passed you by, here is Wikipedia’s description of it:
Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app exclusively for the iOS operating system.
I use Instagram as a sort of diary of places I have been doing and things I have seen. I don’t randomly fire off a lot of photos and upload them all, I do discriminate, but I don’t use filters or effects of which there are about thirty-eight and i don’t crop or otherwise edit them… I take photos and if I like them I share them.
So what and where have I most recently taken photos of? In reverse order:
- the ‘winter moon’, last night’s full moon, supposedly a super-moon
- Clevedon – 3 photos including a single leaf on a path, and a water fountain
- ‘Goodnight Rock and Roll ‘ Robert Reynolds’ latest album
- evening clouds above the houses on our road
- Christmas decorations at Cribbs Causeway shopping mall
- the Wills Building in Bristol at night (x2)
- hydrangeas in their autumn colour
- view of an old railway line, Bristol
- the Everyman cinema, Bristol
- a notice attached to a rabbit’s cage in a pet shop “Where do I come from? I come from the Western Mediterranean. I was introduced into Britain by the Normans in the twelfth century.” (spot the mistake!)
- a giant spade outside a garden centre
- a car transporter unloading cars
- the inside of a renovated domed building in Cheltenham
- Cheltenham (x3)
- a garden centre (x5)