Hey all! It’s been a long time since I posted again and I apologize about that. I know I sound like a broken record here but seriously, this trying to graduate thing is ridiculous! -_-
Anyway, let’s talk about America! Today’s post comes from the 4th of July when Cobalt and I asked our friends to text us a picture of something “American.” We got a lot of fun pictures – so many in fact that we are only posting the winners this year. Thank you so much for sending us pictures everyone! Also, if you didn’t send us a picture/didn’t win – don’t worry – there’s always next year! :)
Let’s get started:
Yay! Congratulations to our winners!
What are you guys up to? Did you do anything sweet for the 4th of July? Cobalt and I ate a lot… Now that July is also half over, how has your July been? Anyone going on awesome vacations? I’ve been working and trying not to kill the microscope out of rage (it keeps breaking!)…
Today’s post is dedicated to the photo contest Cobalt and I hosted on the Fourth of July. Basically, we were inspired by a similar photo contest that we held a few years ago so we sent out texts to ~20 or so of our friends asking them to text us a picture of something they thought best represented America. As usual, we enjoyed getting responses and I think it helped make our Fourth of July even more fun! Sooooooooooo without further ado let’s announce the winners!
All of the other pictures were fun too so I thought I would post them all below. There was a large selection of photos that fell under the food and drink category (we all know we looooove eating here in America!) so it gets its own subheading.
The food and drink category
The last (but certainly not least) photos
Well, what do you think? Which one is your favorite? What do you think best represents America? And most of all, how was your Fourth of July? Awesome I hope. Cobalt and I went to the beach in California. The weather was perfect (this does not often happen at the beach in Northern CA, despite all you might think you know about California beaches) and we went running around in the waves. :)
Today’s post is about a cool photography contest I heard about. Do you use Instagram (free!) or Hipstamatic ($1.99) on your smart phone? Then you can enter this contest!
It’s called The App Wars. Basically, you enter your favorite Instagram or Hipstamatic picture(s) to the App Wars website for $5 a picture. Then you are entered into a competition to win $1000! Both a Hipstamatic and an Instagram photo will win the grand prize. Plus the top 100 pictures from each app will be on display in a gallery in San Diego and all pictures submitted will be available in a book! The idea behind it is to promote cell phone photos as a form of art, which I think some of my regular photography readers would agree with. :)
I am super excited about this contest because I like playing with Instagram. When I wasn’t driving on our way back to Colorado last week, I was practicing taking epic Instagram pictures! Exciting… I like that it looks like the side mirror is on fire thanks to the sun’s reflection in this picture. :)