Last week, I jetted off from St. Louis to Florida to surprise my sister on her birthday.  While there, we, of course, visited the Disney theme parks.  I took this opportunity to download and try out the Instagram application on my iPhone.  I know I’ve said before that I didn’t like photo apps like “hipstamatic” and such, but I thought I would give Instagram a try.  After all, one billion George Washingtons from Facebook can’t be wrong, right?

It took me a few minutes after download to figure out what to do with the thing.  There’s no tutorial or help that I could find when starting up the app.  Eventually, I figured out how to select and image from my library, or shoot live inside the app.  Then it is easy to select a filter, apply it, and upload it to the social service.  I couldn’t figure out a way to save the image without uploading it.  Maybe someone can clue me in?

For jaunting around Disney, I went with the “earlybird” filter.  I think Disney, and I think childhood memories.  I look in my photo albums from my childhood, and my prints all have rounded corners, and are starting to discolor a bit.  This filter really evokes the feelings I have when remembering about those images.  The examples below are from Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  It was Flower and Garden Festival time at Epcot, so there were plenty of topiary displays around for photo ops.

I’ve got a SimpleViewer gallery for ease of use below, and a thumbnail list for search optimization.  Hope you like glancing through these images.

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