I know I’m ten years late to the party, but when I was stuck in an airport on the way home from Hawaii, I fell in love with Instagram. I blame Brie Demkiw and her breathtaking photostream from our Kauai meetup. I added my own Hawaii photographs in the Atlanta airport while I awaited a homebound flight, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Now, Instagram is what inspires me to run. After shoving my phone in the strap of my sports bra on a couple of winter jogs, then pulling it out to photograph sheep, or a bale of hay, I have become addicted to the challenge of shooting something different on my route every time I run.
And every time I walk.
I love playing with Instagram’s filters to add atmosphere to my not-so-great phone-photos.
With the limitations of my phone’s camera (close-ups are pretty terrible), I’m running out of ideas for how to capture my route in new ways. Today I was inspired by the Daily Post’s Shadowed photo challenge and squeezed out one more new perspective.
As the seasons change, so will the photographs. The light will warm, the colors will brighten. Brittle limbs will soften with green.
Until then, I keep running, looking for new ways to see the same old route.
I’m on Instagram @andreabadgley.