So, today’s my birthday. It’s also exactly one year from the day I first downloaded Instagram, an app that’s had a massive influence on my 2011. I spent the year documenting my life, which involved a new job, a new city, and traveling to places I’ve always dreamed of visiting. I’m feeling reflective. So indulge me, won’t you? Here’s the places I’ve been this year.
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I take my phone with me when I run. You know, in case of emergencies. In this case, a rare blue sky over Hong Kong, and a cool, reflective building. All of the following images were taken within 10 minutes of each other on a Saturday afternoon in North Point, when the light felt just right.
It’s called Snapseed. This photo-editing app retails at $4.99, but a few weeks back this sucker was free for like 48 hours and I was lucky enough to snag it when some of my Instagram buddies pointed it out.
I was looking through my iPhone photos and they’re all rather dark and gloomy. And maybe that’s because Hong Kong has been rather dark and gloomy.
I’m a member of Instagram gang called HK Instayay. Not a very tough name I know, but we’re serious about our IG addiction and keep our iPhones within striking distance at all times.
I was on my way to grab a sandwich today when this escalator caught my eye. It’s tucked in a relatively quiet corner in the otherwise very bustling Taikoo Place – a complex of very tall office towers in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It was practically begging for a quick photo essay. All pics taken with iPhone 4, processed via photo-editing app Picfx.
I’ve told more than a few people that Hong Kong is “IG gold,” which is to say there’s no shortage of material worth capturing on film. Or in my case, a trusty iPhone4. This weekend I took my fair share. The sky was blue, the sun was out, and HK was working her magic. I hope I never get tired of pulling out my camera here.