Summertime is one of the most busy, adventurous and exciting periods of the year because it is a season of possibilities. The Flixel team loves taking advantage of the long, sunny days, and has many fond memories of doing so over the years. Whether finding an escape in a pile of books, waiting for the ice-cream truck to swing around by the neighbourhood or cycling without a cloud in sight, each one of us remembers summer differently than the other, but with the same sense of joy and nostalgia.
We took the conversation to the Flixel community in our recent #MySummerThrowback Instagram contest to find out what summer meant to each one of you in the form of a cinemagraph. We saw some fantastic entries related to travel, the beach, families and nature, and asked Flixel Wizard Jon Kane Houldsworth, Flixel friend and popular Instagrammer Sara Tasker and you, our wonderful community of friends, to select the winning cinemagraphs. Take a look after the jump to see the #MySummerThrowback winners.
1) @gayitguyutfilm‘s Endless Hourglass (Selected by Jon Kane Houldsworth)
2) @johnysinatra439‘s Summer Solstice (Voted by the Flixel Community)
3) @apricotberlin‘s Lisbon Vacation (Selected by Sara Tasker)
Congratulations to all the winners!
…but we’re not quite done yet.
We were so impressed with your summer throwbacks that we decided to share a few other cinemagraph entries that beautifully captured some of the best summer moments. We would like to give a special shout-out to:
1) @christiankennedyboy‘s “James Bond Girl”
2) @rcgood take on “Happiness in the Summer”
3)@syamly “Best Playground Ever”
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their summer throwbacks entries!
Want to see more? Check out the #MySummerThrowback Instagram contest hashtag to find inspiration for your next cinemagraph creation.