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favorite things winter escapes & photography toys
Chris and I escaped Brooklyn for Buttermilk Falls Inn in the Hudson Valley this weekend to visit wineries, try new restaurants (A Tavola, an Italian newcomer in New Paltz, was our favorite), take naps, see deer in nature and let Jack off leash so he could romp around in the snow.
I took the above pic using Snapseed on my new iPhone 5. Snapseed allows for detailed photo editing, which, though it takes longer to do, I prefer to preset filters à la Instagram.
When I first began taking pictures with a phone, I had an iPhone 4 and relied almost exclusively on the Camera+ app to touch up pics. That was three years ago. Camera lens on phones have come a long way since then as have photo editing apps. I prefer Snapseed now because it lets you edit parts of a photo, not just the whole. Plus, it’s free, surprisingly.
The three photos above were taken with my trusty Olympus E-PM1 which I recommend to anyone looking for an in-between camera—one that’s smaller than a DSLR but still offers manual control if you know what you’re doing (which I don’t always, so I appreciate reliable auto settings).
This weekend I finally got the chance to unbox and play with the refurbished Polaroid camera I received as a gift from Wantful! At 24 dollars for each eight-photo film cartridge, it’s gonna be an expensive hobby. Still, I love it. No photography app or gadget can replace that rush you get knowing you have limited film to shoot with, motivating you to make every shot count.
This is Tumblr at its best. Tumblr founder David Karp registering to vote captured through the lens of star Tumblr blogger and Cinemagraph co-creator Jamie Beck. Check out the voter registration deadline for your state. New Yorkers, be sure to register by October 12, 2012!
Just registered to vote for the first time
Yes — I’m 26, and this will be my first time voting.
I’ve made plenty of excuses over the years — usually that I don’t have stamps — but I’m getting my shit together.
Our brush with the political process kicked me into gear this year. It was empowering and enlightening to fight alongside politicians that, in fact, represented us.
Looking forward to November. :)
- You’ll find easy instructions on ourtime.org.
- In 12 lucky states, you can do the whole thing online.
- For everybody else, just print and mail the short form!
- People of the gender you’re interested in
are interested in people who vote.