Through My Lens : On Instagram | rolala loves

Through My Lens : On Instagram

April 6, 2015
Flower Blossom, Sakura

These are still photos of life recently but I changed the title since they're now a selection that first appeared on my Instagram stream. Actually my Instagram feed is pretty much just an extended version of these posts as pointed out to me by a friend. I'm @rolalaloves and you can find me here. We're finally seeing some signs of spring in NYC as one of the trees in the garden downstairs started blooming this week and it's so pretty!

Snow in NYC
This was the tree next to the one that just bloomed, covered in snow a month ago. 
New York City Skyline
This view uptown of the the Empire State Building is one that I will never tire of.
New York City
Walking through midtown Manhattan is always interesting and on one morning, a mysterious fog was wafting through the air creating a really cool atmosphere.
Portable Charger
This Linkon power stick is a new addition and such a great way to charge my phone on the go.
Forever 21 Pouch
Yes I do actually purchase items from the wish lists I post. This pouch is as cute as I thought it would be and I've included one in my Spring beauty giveaway which you can enter here. I tried a sample of the Sunday Riley Good Genes and liked it enough that I purchased the full size. I will post a review of this product soon.
Dim sum delivery, Jing Fong Dim sum
We use online food delivery service Seamless whenever I don't feel like cooking and recently discovered that we could get dim sum delivered to us which is all kinds of awesome since it means that we don't have to wait on line with the crowds. It's not quite the same experience as ordering these dishes off carts that are pushed around but I could get used to this. Everything was still warm when we got it but we also don't live too far from Chinatown.
Japanese vegetable stir fried udon
We eat vegetarian a few nights every week and yasai yaki udon (Japanese vegetable stir fried udon) is a dish currently in rotation. I've been asked for a recipe for this and I'll try to put one together.
I've been in need of a hair cut and it's almost like my hair knows because it always seems to start behaving better. I took this pic a few days before the chop. This is probably the closest I'll get to posting a selfie on Instagram by the way. I also don't post blurry photos of food or food that looks like throw up. Seriously, I had to unfollow someone for posting pukey looking food pics. No one wants to see that.
Ranunculus Flower, Floral Beauty
A shot that didn't make it into my ranunculus study. I can be a very discriminating editor when it comes to my own photos but I think I do quite like this one. This was shot on my iPhone and minimally processed - the only thing I did to it was darken up the black background. I've been using my phone camera more lately as I do believe that good lighting and composition are more important in creating a striking image than the camera itself.
54 comments on "Through My Lens : On Instagram"
  1. I adore your flower shots so much detail!
    Beautetude

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  2. Yay for eating vegetarian every once in a while! That dish looks great :-) I also loved the snap of the snow-covered tree. I just realized I wasn't following you on IG yet but I will now.

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  3. I've seen these photos on your IG profile and I must say I love when you post photos of the city, food and blooming trees! Recently I realized that the weather over there is the same as here. I am a little bit disappointed that it's snowing in April this year. I agree that sometimes you can take a really good photo with your phone, just like the last one in this post. Have a good week ahead, Rowena! xo

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  4. Wow, your photos are really pretty! Loving the details. The food also looks really delicious, haha!

    xxx
    http://www.rockinheels.com

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  5. lovely pictures and such a variety of subjects

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    1. Love how aesthetic they're! Beautiful impressions! And I don't like some food instas as well! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, Rowena!

      xxx
      JOURNAL OF STYLE

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    2. Following you on facebook, twitter and bloglovin btw! ;)

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  6. Love having you on Instagram, Rowena!
    Hope you had a great Easter Sunday and wish you a beautiful week ahead. :)

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  7. Your pictures are stunning, Rowena, I love what you can do with an iPhone camera. LOL @ your selfie! I know how you feel, I hate posting one for myself too. Hope you had a great weekend! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  8. Hi Rowena,

    Gorgeous gorgeous pics! yaay, finally, spring is arriving over there, been trying to see when the flowers will bloom at where you are *_^

    OOooooh I love that fog tinted NYC pic. Really nice!! Of course, the rest too. That charger of yours looks sleek. I have something like that myself but more plain looking, heehee.

    Hmmm, your dim sum order looks quite delicious and convenient. I always have days that I don't feel like cooking, oppss!!

    Hope you will enjoy your warmer weather there and yay! you are finally on IG. Welcome on board the fun ride. I am somewhat addicted to IG! Okay, not somewhat, I am addicted. So much talent and beautiful things to see there.

    Have a great week ahead, my friend.

    Big hugs,
    Jeann

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  9. I do like the last photograph...too bad it didn't make the cut. I think we're often our own hardest editor. Such a wonderful selection of imahes, I really like all them all...the food looks yummy (and I don't understand why someone would post bad looking food either and I can understand how that can make you unfollow someone)...and speaking about food, today at the Chinese restaurant here in Split, I tried duck for the first time...I can't believe it took me that long to try it:)

    The photo that especially got my attention is the one with the fog...it really does look mysterious...and the one with the snow is so beautiful!


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  10. Fun shirt. Gorgeous flowers. I love your photo posts.

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  11. That last shot is just beautiful, Rowena. Even your "rejects" are awesome! :D And so jealous that your view is always amazing. I can't believe I've never been to NYC...sigh....

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  12. Marvelous photographs! Love your blog, it's absolutely amazing <3

    Kisses from Hungary xo
    www.csengespoint.blogspot.hu

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  13. Lovely post! :))

    dianadblogging.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Rowena, such great photos! A little bit of everything:) happy Monday to you!

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  15. Hi Rowena, your Instagram account is beautiful. Lovely pics. Kisses
    MaggieD
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  16. Didn't know you were on Instagram, just followed you!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  17. You have an eye for photography Rowena! Your photos are always so impressive!:)
    M
    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

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  18. great images. you definitely have an eye! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  19. Beautiful photos....!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know.
    New post is up: www.senkasfashion.com
    Kisses

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  20. So beautiful! I am loving all these shots xx Great job!

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  21. I love that you have the branch snow covered and flowering. It always amazes me how quickly the weather can turn in NYC!

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  22. Oh that is amazing you took all of these with your phone and thanks for the heads up on the power stick. I was just doing a bunch of research today on the iPhone 6 what carrier to go with as VM is no longer carrying the iphone.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

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  23. Your photo of Manhattan is really very special and I adore your simple grey tee! Have a wonderful week ahead, Rowena :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  24. Great picture, follow you now in IG too!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  25. Very beautiful pictures; Happy Monday.
    I'll be joining you on Instagram..

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  26. Wow, beautiful photos! You captured NYC so beautifully! I really love the photo with the fog...it is amazing!

    http://ourruins.com

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  27. You are incredible with the camera my friend! I so wish you lived closer....I would have you over to take pictures of my garden!!! And yes those city shots are raw and awesome!!! Nothing cooler than New York...though Chicago is up there too! Wishing you an inspiring week lady!! Nicole xoxo

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  28. The stir fry looks yum and I love seeing NY pics! Wish I could go back there again soon...

    www.LUXESSED.com

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  29. i'm so glad you're on instagram Rowena! Online food delivery services are so addictive! it definitely spoils you. they go to your favorite restaurant and bring it back to you. i loved it! that tee is awesome on you.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  30. Waaaa, so many pretty photos! I'm definitely checking out your Instagram :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  31. These are wonderful pictures, love the flowers, so beautiful!! And I'm happy you got those from your wish list, they are so cute :))) Happy week to you doll xx

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  32. These photos are very beautiful!

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  33. Gorgeous photos Rowena. So stunning beautiful.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  34. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this to us. Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM
    Facebook / Bloglovin

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  35. Beautiful photos and post, dear friend!!!
    I still have problems with Bloglovin ... I can not see my heart ....I not know how to fix it :((
    Have a good week!!! my g+ for you!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  36. Beautiful nature shots... and I need to try that phone charger! Sounds so useful.

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  37. I'm so glad we're finally seeing some signs of spring! That ranunculus is so pretty and I love the little oo la la pouch that you purchased.

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  38. Beautiful pictures! The skyline view is one I could get used to :)

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  39. Beautiful photos! I love the photos of the city, something that we don't get much of around here. My son loves tall buildings; he can't get enough of it :)
    So cool that you can get dim sum delivered. I love dim sum, but the long lines have kept me away from time to time. I'd order it in a heartbeat if that's available around here.

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  40. Stunning photos!!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  41. loved the tee when i saw it on IG! love your feed :)

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  42. that last photo is gorgeous! and who would post photos of pukey looking food? i don't get it! eep!

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  43. That yasai yak udon looks awesome! haha and I also hate blurry or unattractive pictures. Why?!!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  44. The collection of photos on your blog and Instagram are stunning. I am just glad you joined it.

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  45. Beautiful insta pics dear:) i hope you had a great week so far

    Check out my classy New England decor post :)

    Have a FAB weekend dear

    LOVE Maria Inredning - it's Swedish for decor

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  46. The last picture is a beautiful picture. I agree with you that with good lighting, object in the picture or the picture itself will turn out really beautiful.

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  47. The photograph of the fog is an amazing capture! And I love the selfie photo you took ;)

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