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TWiP: The Joy of Phonography

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I am having a real hard time limiting my Instagram posts. I am so enjoying exploring mobile photography right now! Who knew that having a phone with a decent camera and an awesome photo editing app or two could make such a difference 😉

I’m trying not to go overboard, since I know that I’ll be sharing the images here at the end of the week and I don’t want you to have to scroll through 1000 photos, but let me tell you, sometimes it’s hard not to post anything and everything I see around me! The struggle is real, people 😜

My latest interest? Taking shots that are mostly sky, with a teeny little landmark in the corner, and editing them to have slightly extra-normal coloring. I haven’t posted many of the ones I’ve taken, but I want to continue to play around with this style.

In fact, I’m spending a long weekend at the Jersey Shore right now, and I plan to play around with this technique a lot while I’m here. Be forewarned – next week’s TWiP might require an excessive amount of scrolling on your part. (I feel significantly less inclined to curb my image-sharing enthusiasm when I’m on vacation) ♥

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…



365 📷: 2016 135/366 – It’s kind of cool when your new earrings arrive in the mail and they perfectly match the shirt you are already wearing 😀 (The earrings are from Smith Dry Goods, BTW, and there are more in her Etsy shop, if you like them.)


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Donuts for lunch 🍩

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365 📷: 2016 136/366 – Windy, rainy, sunny Sunday afternoon. It seemed like perfect conditions for a rainbow, but I didn’t see one.



365 📷: 2016 137/366 – My magneta peonies don’t seem to be growing as fast as these pale pink ones, which are thriving. I’ve already got a photo shoot planned for when these babies are big enough to be cut 😀



365 📷: 2016 138/366 – I grabbed a few extra books from the library today, since there’s a good chance that our beach weekend is going to be very, very rainy. I’d hate to run out of reading material on Day Two…



365 📷: 2016 139/366 – A little after-supper drink for me and the boy. I’m heated-up cold-brewed coffee, and he’s instant peppermint mocha latte 🙂



365 📷: 2016 140/366 – It has been a nice day today, with little bits of blue peeking through the clouds.



365 📷: 2016 141/366 – Amid the creative chaos that can sometimes be my life, there exist tiny, astonishingly-organized islands.

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Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


This Week in Pictures


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5 thoughts on “TWiP: The Joy of Phonography

  1. I always look forward to seeing your photos! I think these are exceptionally good and I love all the color…it makes me want to beat the beach 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jamie, I really love all of the color, too 😊 I’m glad I’m not alone in that!

  2. be at 😉

  3. I am craving crocheting another mandala after seeing yours. Nice post.
    Have you tried knitting socks? I want to try, but read so many people having trouble. Thoughts?

    1. I have completed one pair of socks ever, and they were thick, worsted weight. I have started knitting more normal socks a few times, but just can’t get very far. They’re too fiddly at the beginning, and then if you eventually get them established on the needles it takes forever to see any progress. I’m far too impatient 😉

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