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Instagram Dabblings

I installed the Instagram app on my budget mobile handset, a Nokia Lumia 520, as soon as it became available on Windows App Store. Was eager to try the popular app and dabbled with it for a few weeks. Loved the square image format, liked the spontaneity associated with it, of capturing photographs quickly and casually (since a mobile phone is frequently carried in a pocket), applying filters (something like quick fix post-processing), seeing the final result soon after and the ability to share images on social media (without first having to download them on a computer). However, while using the app, missed the (old-fashioned, if I may say) handling, control and image quality of a physical camera and ended up switching (back) to a pocket, carry-everywhere point-and-shoot camera for casual photography. Perhaps I will go back to Instagram, but for now, am pleased to share some images taken in the short period I used the app. Thank you for looking!

Instagram Dabblings 01

Reflections on the windscreen of a parked cab in New Delhi

Instagram Dabblings 02

Door detail, in Jaipur

Instagram Dabblings 03

Fallen stem with leaves, in a Jaipur park

Instagram Dabblings 04

Raindrops, trees outside and reflections on the window of a moving train

Instagram Dabblings 05

Monochrome landscape, at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India

Instagram Dabblings 06

Scratches on a wall, in Jaipur

Instagram Dabblings 07

Tree shadows on floor, in Jaipur

Instagram Dabblings 08

Late afternoon walk in Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi

Instagram Dabblings 09

Stains, at a tea shop in Jaipur

Instagram Dabblings 10

Reflections on the foggy windscreen of a car at a New Delhi parking lot

Instagram Dabblings 11

Monsoon clouds and lush green fields, as seen from a moving train

Instagram Dabblings 12

Water mark on a table, left by a glass of cold water