Shooting the London Tube with @missunderground
To see more photos of the London Underground, follow Jess on Instagram: @missunderground.
In 2011, Jess Macdonald (@missunderground) snapped her first photo of the London Underground. Quickly, the beloved Tube’s architecture and tunnels became a favorite scene for Jess and her followers on Instagram. “I got more engagement on my Underground pictures so that’s when my feed became solely Underground shots.”
Her iconic photos have drawn a global audience and have also introduced Jess to new friends in London. “I love posting my photos on Instagram, reading and responding to all the comments I get and forming friendships with users from all over the world. I have met some wonderful people, made some best friends and met my boyfriend through the Instagram Community here in London.”
Want to shoot your local subway like @missunderground? Be sure to follow Jess on Instagram @missunderground and try out her tips: “Assess your space. Be sure to work with the lines, the artificial light and play with reflections.”
A Trip to Salvation Mountain
Browse more photos on the Salvation Mountain location page.
If you ever visit Niland, California, a desert town of just over 1,000 people in the southeasternmost corner of the state, you’re sure to find Salvation Mountain. The giant, bright relgious tribute is made of over 100,000 gallons of paint and stands 50 feet tall by 150 feet in breadth. Artist Leonard Knight started building the mountain in the 1980s and lived there for 30 years, passing days adding to and caring for his life’s work.
Since Knight, now 82, entered into a long-term care facility in late 2011, concern has been raised for the future of the site. Without constant upkeep, the harsh environment can quickly erode the fragile mountain made of clay and paint. Learn more about the fight to save Salvation Mountain here.
This Weekend’s Hashtag Project: #WHPputaplaneonit
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
The goal this weekend is to capture photographs of airplanes mid-flight. Some tips to help get you started: keep your eye on the sky, venture to an airport of any size in your area and, finally, be patient while waiting for the perfect photo opportunity!
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the hashtag #WHPputaplaneonit to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!