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Instagram…Still Here!

I just realised I skipped my regular monthly post with Instagram updates. But it’s never too late to share enjoyable things. Autumn proves to be spectacular season for my morning walks, beautiful sunrises leave me speechless.

It was interesting watching how leaves slowly change their colors and how rich they look, even on a gloomy, rainy day.

Dandelions are  the most resilient plants I’ve ever seen, they thrive in every season.

My mornings wouldn’t be complete without Berta, a perfect companion for the beginning of every day.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

 

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Instagram in October

Another fruitful month on my Instagram, October offered plenty of interesting subjects for my camera. Macro world proved to be full of surprises, one just needs to remember to look down.

For some, spring and summer offer the most interesting colors with all the flowers, for me it is the autumn. From pale pink to fiery red and yellow, from misty softness to gentle sunrays, I simply adore all the colors.

Vilma made a rare appearance, she is even more difficult to capture than Berta. But I managed to trick her. As for Berta, business as usual…a vanishing act in the morning mist.

This month marks a full year of my Instagram project and I am still enjoying it so much. It is funny how I still find interesting and challenging capturing same images over and over again.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

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My Favorite Instagram Season

I was half good in September, because I went on a vacation and failed to take a single image for two weeks. Fortunately, returning home meant quickly falling into the same old routine of snapping pictures on my morning walks.
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I was lucky enough to catch a bee and it was quite by accident, I didn’t even realize she was there.

The leaves are still dark green, but soon they will start changing colors, from dark red to bright yellow.

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Experiencing all four seasons with my Instagram project, I concluded that the fall is my favorite season for taking pictures.

The combination of sunrise and the mist gives the most beautiful, dreamlike images. It is fascinating how it never gets old, photographing the same scenery over and over again.

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As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

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Instagram…I’ve Been Good

Since I basically failed my Instagram July, this month I put some more effort and here are the results.

The summer is slowly burning out and I am back to enjoying my mellow morning walks with much gentler sun…it shows in the colors. I got to spend some nice time down by the river, every weekend felt almost like a vacation. And after two years I finally managed to capture that heron…she (it must be she) has been avoiding me for so long, flying away just as I would set my camera. But no more! 🙂

Macro world offers some more surprises with flowers and plants that are not familiar to me. I especially like those little green bells, cute as a button. It is embarrassing how little I know about flora…plants and trees are a mystery to me.

And finally, Berta in a million different poses…she was very disappointed those ducks in last image got away from her. She surprised me this summer, not one dip in the river…probably saving her energy for our vacation on the Adriatic coast.

I think I did good in August…and with autumn approaching, I hope to get more interesting images from my morning walks. It will be fun comparing them to last years autumn images. I wonder if the colors will be the same…

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

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How To Do The Ignore

Presenting the master!!!

Of many talents that Berta just refuses to show to me, one she is very proud of. Somehow she mastered the ignoring technic, refusing to look at me when I am trying to take a photo of her.

Look at her…it can’t all be the coincidence, right?

But to be fair, sometimes she takes pity on me and gives me her adorable smiles…or at least a side-eye.

Just a bit of silliness for Monday…weekend is too far away.

Instagram…I have failed you

It finally happened, I slipped…Only six images in July. But I have a good excuse. The sun is too high on my morning walks and everything is too bright, scorched, flat…

And still…everything is here. My Berta, the bridge, the river bank, flowers…everything that makes my mornings beautiful.

The railway bridge is just perfect subject for this “Shock” filter, it makes it look so raw, harsh, exposed…I love it.

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Hopefully, August proves this was just a glitch and my fun with Instragram continues. As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

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Hey Instagram! Still here…

My June on Instagram proved more diverse than ever…From macro world to cityscapes to forces of nature.

I captured the image of basil leaves on my friend’s balcony in the middle of the day. It is always interesting how you can achieve different things by playing with light. And it is especially rewarding when you can manage to capture a little life on the flower.

Unfortunately, only two images of the Old town…I went to the theater the other day and couldn’t resist the beautiful sunset reflecting on the cathedral and the adjacent buildings. I might go to the city just for a photo session.

As usual, I posted few images of my part of the woods…or to be exact, riverbank. We experienced some extreme weather changes in the last month, stormy and sunny in the span of minutes.

My Instagram wouldn’t be complete without Berta, my trusted sidekick. She is really persistent in ignoring my photographic attempts. But, I am so used to it by now, it would be quite shocking if she decided to look straight at the camera.

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we could connect on Instagram, too.

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Instagraming Through May

I’ve been away from the blogosphere for few weeks, wish it was something fun and enjoyble…alas it was work related. But I managed to continue my Instagram project, with images from my walks with Berta.

I was lucky to capture few more dandelions in their ethereal form, before they turn into yellow rascals that defy all hardships. But I love them in both versions.

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My little piece of heaven still hides forgotten treasures, like this old rusty nut, half buried in sand. Things with Berta are still the same, meaning she is still ignoring me.

As usual, my botanic knowledge is non-existent, so I have no idea what kind of wild flower this is.

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I enjoyed some really beautiful mornings with bright sky and even managed to capture a sunset through some trees. Berta. Still. Ignoring. Me.

This last image was taken on my visit to my uncle and aunt in Bosnia. Their horses are so beautiful and powerful, it was a treat to capture them. Unfortunately, the sun already disappeared, so I haven’t had as much time as I would like.

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Well, that was my May on Instagram. I am starting to think you can’t have a serious presence on social media, unless you hire a help. I wonder if anyone has any experience with that?

As always, you can find me under the nick snowlocked. I would love if we connect on Instagram, too!

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52 Week Photography Challenge – Week 18: Artistic – Texture

There are monsters living in my neighbourhood. How else can I explain gigantic leaves that I stumbled upon in the field behind my home? I don’t think I really noticed before how huge they grow, like a mutant cabbage leaves. Wonder what that is? Hope it is not carnivorous. 😛

Back to the subject of this weeks Dogwood Challenge. The artistic inspiration this week is texture. You should almost be able to feel the image. I think I got close to it, at least I got close to those leaves. See, I live on the edge. 😀

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Again, I skipped the week…and it was an easy one – Urbanscape. It seems I’ll be doing another Cathcing up post soon.

For the next week the challenge is Portrait: Messy – Take an amazing portrit of someone, make a mess while you are doing it. That should be a piece of cake, the messy part. 😀

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Instagram Was Fun In April

It’s been six months since I started this Instagram project. Half way through each month I question the sanity and the purpose of it, because it seems I am posting the same images over and over again…and the sheer magnitude of the effort that has to be put into social media to get attention is sometimes daunting.

But then the end of the month comes and I put together this post with all the images and I can’t help but think it was worth it…because I remember the time and the place of each and every image I took, how was the weather, what was Berta doing, was I grumpy or in a good mood.
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It was a sunny Sunday morning and Berta was chasing birds…and I was captivated by one little dandelion.

Every morning I am greeted by familiar sight, the only place I call a home. I remember people swimming in this river a long, long time ago. I remember saving a drowning dog from this river a long time ago. I remember sitting at the wooden dock last summer.

When I remember to look down, a world of macro wonders wait for me.

But in the end, my morning walks revolve around her…come rain or shine, she always makes me smile. ❤

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Although I know one day we will part our ways, her paw prints will forever mark my heart.

Come…follow me on my Instagram journey…just look for snowlocked. I would love to follow you there, too.