I’ve never really understood the attraction of using your mobile phone as a camera. I appreciate that it is handy to have something always about you that you can capture the moment with, but the pictures are invariably rubbish in my opinion. The limitations of the lens affect quality, but for me it’s the fiddliness of lining up the shot, then pressing the touchscreen shutter while trying to keep the damned thing steady.
No matter how hard you try, you still end up with something blurry, but that’s technology for you – compromising quality for the sake of convenience.
She is an avid Instagrammer (if that’s the right word), her usual subject being the creative lunchboxes that the children she teaches bring to school, like the one on the right.
And having joined, it seemed only polite that I add a few contributions of my own, an example being the carved wooden monk figure outside Chadkirk Chapel which I snapped on Saturday while taking Dottie for a walk. One good thing about Instagram is that having your mediocre photo, at least you can make it a little more interesting by applying one of the many filters, like Dottie’s Pig on the left.
I’ve added an link to my Instagram with the other social icons at the top of the page, plus a widget showing a few of my snaps in the sidebar. Whether it remains there is another matter.