As you may have noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here the past week to ten days. I came down with what I class as possibly the worst cold/flu thing that I have had in a very long time. It completely knocked me for six and took me out of life in general.
This image was shot a while back and I just started playing with it in Snapseed. It was originally taken with Camera+ and I used the Clarify setting to clean up the image before taking it over to Snapseed.
That’s about it for this post. I doubt there will be regular updates for the next few days, I still need to catch up with everything that I usually do online. Hopefully by the start of next week I should be back in the saddle.
I love how my iPhone can make the area I live in look 100% more dramatic and interesting than it really is. These are the images I get from films and books.. maybe my imagination is just built in a more dramatic way.
Today in the UK it’s Mothers Day. Each year I am more thankful that my Mum has stuck by me and has given so much to help me get to where I am at the moment.
When I was a petulant youth I always thought that by the time I was in my mid 30′s I would have everything sorted out and be oh so bang on with everything. But, life can deal you some crappy hands and you need to re-evaluate what means most and how you handle things. I am so lucky that I have a really great family that is held together by a really strong woman… My Mum. (I would include a picture of her, but she is camera shy and I value my life far to much )
Anyway onto today’s image. I plunged and got Diptic and whilst I am still learning how best to use it.. this is what I came up with today. It is straight forward to use and there is no real learning curve to getting started but I will be hunting down some tutorials to get a better grip on it.
Whilst I was playing with this image in Snapseed, I was reminded of the Bruce Springsteen song Empty Sky from the album The Rising. The song is essentially a recollection of his life on that September morning in 2001.
This image was taken with Camera+ and as I mentioned was fudged with in Snapseed. I had to take out some of the noise in PhotoShop but that is all the outside help that has been done.
Recolections of September 2001.
Here is an acoustic version of Empty Sky by Bruce Springsteen.