Samsung s21 Ultra and IG issues

Yesterday was a bit weird. I was attempting to add the above photograph to my IG as a part of a three-post discussion of my short walk down the Arroyo Trabuco while spending time at the creek. The photo appeared to have been posted on Instagram (IG), and then it did not. Poof! Disappeared. Huh?

So I tried hunting around on IG, while finding that the photo had been shared on my Facebook account as part of the IG sharing process. So now it was on Facebook but I could not find in on IG. The photo did get a couple of likes on IG, but as I said, I could not find it again. hmmmmm. So I tried to repost it again, thinking I would add a note to the post that this was being ‘reposted’. Except while in IG after finding the image to post, the process stopped. Cold. Nothing. It did not matter how many times I poked the phone screen, nothing happened, the process to finish the post just would not occur. Very strange.

So I deleted the edited image and thought I would start over again. Same thing happened again while in IG; the selected photo process froze and would not proceed to post the photo. Okay, time to Google what’s happening and sure enough, a few articles about some kind of issue with the Samsung s21/Ultra and IG. So I took the collective advice; deleted the IG app off the phone, shut the phone down for a while, then after a phone restart, downloaded the IG app again. So far so good, it seems to be working fine now. Check it out: @douglasstockdale

Isn’t having the latest technology so much fun!

So about the photograph; part of my walk down the arroyo and spent some time slowly walking along the creek. And take some photographs. It was relaxing and getting ‘focused’ on this composition helped. What one might call mediative. I moved in a bit closer for this photograph and I knew that the quick exposure would not blur the water much, which was fine for me. It did not occur until much later to try the manual mode available with the Ultra, which allows making changes to exposure time and f/ stops. A really good reason to head back down to the arroyo again, eh?

Cheers

Doug

Arroyo Trabuco, August (#084536) copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021.

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Workshops:

Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading again in conjunction with Medium Photo, September 11th, 12th, 18th, & 19th, New dates: March 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 2022 More details and sign-up available now at Medium Photo. New Dates!

New Book Workshop added: I will be leading a Creative Photo Book workshop with the Southeast Center of Photography (SEC4P) later in the Fall of this year. This will be a virtual event (Zoom); November 6 & 7th and 13 & 14th, 2021, 10 AM – 1 PM, EDT (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy). Registration is now open, and there is a SEC4P membership discount. Just advised that it is half-way sold out. Let me know if you have any questions!

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