#Project365 week 29 day 2 – Bottle

I went for an early morning stroll today, I took my iPod with me and listened to some upbeat music to lighten my mood.

I’ve been feeling rather down the last few days.

  • Dealing with selling some of my youngest sons belongings, brings home how much I miss him.
  • Thinking of making the plans for the trip to see him – should we just have a flight to Oz or go for a round the world ticket and do at least one stop on the way there and back to break up the flight times. Where will we stay? Should we fly into Sydney and then fly to Brisbane or should we drive there? All these options are just mincing my brain.
  • Heated words with the older son regarding his and his wife’s lack of monetary sense.
  • Realising I’ve been out of work for 3 years on 21st July. I spent around 4 hours on Sunday trawling job and company sites and refreshing my CV.   I found just 3 jobs that I would want to apply for and when I checked the job details one wanted qualifications I don’t have (the type you can only get when on the job), one turned out to be 50 miles away and the last one wanted a University Graduate, why goodness only knows as it was basically a Team Manager job. I applied for it anyway..you never know..

I spent much of Sunday feeling rather sorry for myself.  I’ve been depressed before and I can feel it coming back but I’m not having it – oh no siree.
I don’t want to resort to medication again, I hated it, sleeping is bad enough without the medically induced nightmares! So the walk and fresh air is my medication.

Anyway on to Bottle –

I forgot to take my camera on my walk so I had to resort to the iPod camera and remembered I had the PowerCam App installed. It takes photos with special effects. So when I came home I pulled out my favourite bottle for the hot weather – Pimms.

Oh, in case you’re wondering… I don’t resort to this when when feeling low. It’s taken a year to get it half empty!!

Drunk Pimms

Drunk Pimms

The swirly effect makes it look drunk!!

What do you do to ‘lighten your mood’?

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209/366 Grey Hydrangea?

I forgot I had downloaded the Powercam App on my iPod and rediscovered it yesterday after it popped up for an update.  I took a few photos of my hydrangea.

The picture of day is this one that uses the colour splash feature. By picking the green leaves it washes out all other colour making the flowers grey. I wouldn’t mind it looking this.. What do you think?

Colour splash focused on green leaves

Here are some others I took using the colour splash, swirl and colour explosion. (oh and I’ve learned how to exclude the above from the gallery.. Go Me!!!

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145/366 Colour Splash – PowerCam

Today I’ve been experimenting again. This time it’s the colour splash feature. You choose Colour Splash from the menu and aim your lens. A little circle of colour goes around on the screen aim it where you want to capture the colour and shoot. The result is a picture that is black and white except for the colour you selected.

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144/366 Conifers – Powercam

When my son visited on Sunday he took a photo on his iPhone with an app called PowerCam. There are different effects you can do with it and it looks like it will be lots of fun to experiment with.

I’ve installed it on my iPod and taken a few experimental shots. The one below is using the tilt shift function. I’m not exactly sure what effect it’s supposed to have…it brings up a bar that you can move up and down the screen and even change the angle. The picture it takes keeps the bar in focus and softens the rest.. well that’s what I think anyway.

So I’ll be experimenting for the next few days and will bring you the results… Stand by!!!!

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