I then edited these shots to capture the essence of what i saw in those few hours..
The app that i found myself repeatedly coming back to is photo toaster.
It really gives the shots a boost so quickly and also has someoptional great effects
my favourite being 'colour burst' as seen here.
Why not try a mini photo essay next time you're out and about. Look high, look low, 'zoom in' on a detail. Snap a few for context then group later.
Colour burst filter also helps harmonise the shots so they work well as a set. I also printed these out on my inkjet printer (landscape format) in 2 rows on heavier art stock, cut the sheet in half and folded them accordian style. I then posted these little 'artist books' as a thank you to our family hosts.
Another great site is printstagr.am where you can order mini prints (kinda like polaroid), mini books and stickers - all from your instagram shots.
It's lovely to see a selection of your shots away from the computer don't you think?