Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Newest Hobby

I can't believe I haven't been on blogger since December 20, where did the time go?  Well, I can tell you where I've been spending a lot of my time - on Instagram!!  I started on Instagram nearly two years ago, it started out for me the same way that my blog did - taking pictures of thrifted finds and vintage things around the house.  My blog changed to include other things, like SMASHing, recipes and the like, there's still the odd thrifty find, but not as much as the only thing I look for actively all year long are Vera scarves and of course, the vintage occasion items.


Since the summer, I've become more interested in Instagram - I'm always looking for something different to photograph and every day I am taking part in Instagram challenges, I enjoy it a lot!  Now, I am walking in fields to get pictures of old houses, old cars, stopping on the side of the road to take a picture, chances for pictures that can become amazing are everywhere!!    I have to boast here just a bit, my pictures were featured in 104 challenges since the summer - some as stand alone features, others sharing a grid with others.   I love to browse and look at other pictures that people have posted, there are just so many ideas, I've learned so much and have plenty to learn yet, one important thing I've learned is that photo editing makes a big difference in your picture!!


I thought I would share this grid with you - showing my most viewed pictures.    I find it interesting that six of these shots were taken within the past month -  I'm most proud of the first shot, my most viewed, it was featured numerous times on different hubs, it was just a perfect day for photography and turned out perfect!!  All of these pictures were taken with my iPhone.    I like it that Pyrex is always popular too, but I've probably shared every piece of Pyrex that I own and how many ways can you photograph it?  


 I'm mackaypj on Instagram and I'm an Instagram addict!!!

16 comments:

  1. I may have to check it out - I am still not on instagram!

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    1. You`ve had some nice pics on your blog, you really should check it out!!

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  2. I'm with Cheapchick-- not on it either Your pictures are nice! Like a magazine.

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  3. You are very good at photography! I enjoy looking at all your pics on Instagram!

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  4. Your photos are great! I have a new IPHONE...finally but my photos don't look this good! I still love seeing that fireplace that your hubby built....brilliant!!!

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  5. I love instagram too!!
    Chris =]

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  6. I've wondered about Instagram but thought it would take too much time. I don't really know how it works but I can see that it would be a fun way to share photos. I would enjoy seeing yours here on your blog. I like the winter scene and the old hearse. Well done Jill. Have fun.

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  7. I started following you on Instagram, but I still need to add photos to my own account. I'll get there. ๐Ÿ˜€ Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  8. Hi Jill. Well done on all those features! I love it on Instagram but it is time consuming! I am trying to concentrate on my sewing at the moment so not getting out much. Weather, wet & warm here anyway! I love your old car pics, Reg does too! xx

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  9. IG has definitely taken away from blogging for me too! It's just to easy to snap a pic and post it! You have inspired me to try one of the photo challenges. I love seeing all of your daily entries. The old car ones lately have been amazing and that church one the other day was stunning!

    Erica

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  10. I love instagram because they're like mini blog posts to me :)

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  11. I'll be following. Just call me Buttercup! I'm still a bigger blog fan, but my goal is to post a photo of NYC architecture every day in 2015.

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  12. My girlfriends are all on instagram, they love it! I guess I better get with the times! Your pics are great! Looks like it could be a lot of fun!

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  13. I have really enjoyed seeing your Instagram pics evolve this past year Jill. You are doing a great job and finding really fascinating subjects!

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  14. Great photos, all of them! I especially like the first one and then the wreath. You have a good eye.

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  15. Love your pictures Jill!!!! I feel like I'm behind the times too not being on IG. Seeing your beautiful pictures tempts me!

    Evie

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