Friday, October 4, 2013

Instagram #PhotoADay: October

Confession: I'm a bit of a social media lurker. By nature, I'm an undersharer -- so some social sites elude me completely (I'm looking at you, Facebook).

But I find Twitter and Instagram fun, and I love catching up on people's clever (or not) updates -- even though I rarely post tweets and photos myself.

But that's about to change on Instagram. This month I'm attempting to post one daily photo. And three days in, sharing random pictures has been much easier than I suspected. In fact, I think it's reminding me to appreciate some of the small things I'd pass by without thinking twice about.

Take yesterday, for instance. While walking down Lexington Avenue on my way to work, I encountered a film crew that spanned a block and a half. This is a fairly common sight in NYC, but instead of rolling my eyes at the detour to my subway stop, I snapped a photo:


They are filming parts of the new "Annie" movie starring Quvenzhané Wallis in Harlem, and I spied the adorable actress getting her nose powdered between shots.

I'm glad I stopped and checked out Lex with fresh eyes rather than raced by to catch a train. It's not every day the street's packed with expensive camera equipment and a busy crew. And now I'll definitely be looking out for this scene and my familiar neighborhood sites when I watch the movie.

Are you on Instagram? Let me know - I'd love to connect and check out your feed! And you can find my profile here. After four months, it's about to get a lot less boring -- I promise!

5 comments:

  1. I love Instagram and have enjoyed the pics you've posted so far. Looking forward to following along this month! :)

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    1. Thanks chic!! It's harder than I thought. I'm so bad at whipping out my camera phone.

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  2. Twitter and Instagram are my hangouts too. Love them. It's so true that taking random photos helps us see the magic in the little things.

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    1. Definitely a great reminder to remember the small stuff :)

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  3. Found your blog through Joanne Fritz and I'm so glad I did! I also live in NYC and look forward to seeing it through your eyes on instagram (love the photo of the 3 children walking) and learning about your writing journey : )

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