This round of Behind the Instagram is dedicated to all the extra minutes spent perfecting the lighting, editing or look of a Instagram. All of the times we said “wait, let me get a picture first.” All of the extremely similar photos that were just not acceptable to post. Don’t try to tell me you don’t do these things.
Social media is a weird thing. Yet it’s also kind of fun, if we don’t take it so seriously.
Behind the Instagram
1. As beyond gorgeous as this view was, this particular day of vacation was freezing. We were all using towels as blankets and lying down to block the wind. I think we lasted maybe an hour or so before we went inside.
2. I can’t tell you how long I tried to wipe the beet stains off the hard-boiled egg. The stains are barely there in this picture but I went to unnecessary lengths to try to make the egg perfectly clean. And that’s on top of keeping the beets and egg separate in the Whole Foods container from the start. It’s the re-plating that messed me up. A for effort?
3. I pride myself in not getting a cart when I go to the market. Shopping carts take up too much space, slow me down and get in my (and other people’s) way. I’d rather get two baskets, although I don’t know how that would play out. But a basket DOES NOT equal less food. I admittedly took this picture because it meant resting for a few seconds. I forget where I was standing but chances are I was blocking an aisle, which pretty much counters my goal of getting out of people’s way. Also, those Enjoy Life Mega Chunks were originally blocked by chicken but I swapped the two for “aesthetic purposes.”
4. This was my first smoothie bowl post-Whole30 and I was so excited to eat it. I went to extra lengths to “set the scene” with the granola and make the toppings nice and even (not an everyday thing). I took a picture, went to get a spoon and simultaneously knocked the open bag of granola on the floor.
The picture below was after I cleaned up most of it and thought “hey, this would be a good behind-the-scenes picture.” This spill delayed my breakfast an extra three minutes and put perfectly good granola to waste. I don’t know which one I was more mad about.
But I got a good photo, right?