Here are a few I experimented with lately. Click on the images to see the full Prisma versions.
Some days have themes, at least for me. These are days when a collection of related things go pear-shaped.
Most of my thematic days tend to be Technology Days. On those days all my technology freezes, crashes or otherwise fails to be usable for at least an hour or three in the morning.
On these days, the only thing I can really do is take a few deep breaths, acknowledge the day and go make a cup of tea while my laptop reboots. I’m beginning to see these days as reminders that control is just an illusion and sometimes the Universe does conspire against you.
Yesterday was a Misplaced Things Day (By Proxy). Our daughter misplaced her jersey and, about 15 minutes later, herself (I found her, there were stern words about that). Our son misplaced his key and his watch.
It definitely felt like one of those days. Thankfully the only thing I misplaced was my sense of humour and not my temper (although it was touch and go there for a bit).
Like I said, some days have themes. Hopefully not today, though.
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I’ve been attending ulpan classes at Ulpan Gordon for the last 10 months or so and I walk past a store that sells Persian rugs and a range of ornaments. I kept meaning to take some photos and the one night I walked past, I noticed the door was open and stopped to capture a moment; the carpet maker at work.
I haven’t been spending a lot of time on composition. I think that is going to be a pretty big learning curve when I focus on that. For now I’ve been trying to get the hang of the various manual settings on my camera and manipulating them better. That being said, I will appreciate any feedback on composition.
As you can see I have also expanded the set of Lightroom presets I have and I’ve enjoyed using them. I do have this sense that they can make my photos look a little better than they deserve but using them is part of the fun.
You can view larger versions of these photos by clicking on them and visiting the my Flickr photostream.
The photos themselves are a little fuzzy but I try to work with what I’ve got and try hold the camera a little steadier next time.
The room was magnificent, easily the most luxurious I have experienced! The hotel layout itself was really conducive to a quiet weekend and a little photography along the way.
I didn’t know that the competition was even running or that Gina had entered it but I am glad she did. The time away with her was a great opportunity for us to spend some “lone time” together and reconnect.
Thanks to Wicount for running the competition, it was a real treat!
You can see my photoset from our stay right on Flickr.