I am in no mood to write something long. I’ve been having a bad week and I just can’t write anything personal without bursting into tears. I’ve been wanting to post this picture of a cat that I took last week at the beach. She (or he) just looked straight to my camera and just stood there. I love it so much that I use it everywhere – my mail theme background, my iPad wallpaper, my Facebook cover photo. Hahaha…
And here’s a picture of a dog too:
Last weekend, in an attempt to organize my life, I went through all the picture folders in my laptop. I sorted through them, uploaded un-uploaded pics, deleted unnecessary ones. And some of them, I re-edited through Photoshop.
It amazes me how much I’ve changed over the years. I’ve gone through different phases: there was a time when I was too obsessed with colors and contrast, and there was a time when I was over-vignette-ing my images. There was a time too when I would save my pictures for web before post-processing *gasp*, and worse, I would save over the original image. Crazy times!
I remember when I started liking photography, I would use my cellphone and a point and shoot camera to take pictures. And whatever sharpness and colors it lacked, I compensated through Photoshop. I know right now, I still have a lot to learn, but I can confidently say that I am in a place where I know how I want my pictures to look like and just exactly how to achieve it.
Pitt. A picture I took in 2009. I reprocessed it in Photoshop as it was too dark before. I like it better now. :)
I’ve lost a lot of my images because of laptop mishaps and external hard drive failures in the past, and somehow, I don’t regret it as much because I look at it as if it’s just telling me I can start over with a clean slate, produce better-looking pictures. The very thought excites me. You know that feeling you get on the first day of school when all your notebooks are new and you can’t wait to write on them? It sort of feels like that.
I am feeling a little bit sleepy. For the past few days, I have been trying to make the most of my day that I hold off sleeping every night until I’ve done something on my computer for myself and not work-related. I end up sleeping at 1am and today is no exception. *yawn* So tired, I better hit the sheets. Good night! – RA
Before I got back home to Zamboanga, I went and visited my good friend Chiqui who was my roommate when I was still working at Shaw. She had just delivered a baby boy (about five months ago, lol) and I am one of the ninangs. And as promised, I went and took pictures. I wasn’t really ready because I never thought I could squeeze them in my schedule. I had a very short trip to Manila to deal with important matters, so I didn’t bring my flash with me. I had to make do with ambient fluorescent light. =_=
I hope our next shoot will be better. T_T
Off-topic, but do you remember this post? Well, I figured it would be better to share my progress through a blog dedicated to health and fitness, so I made one >>> http://www.fitgirlraia.wordpress.com – RA
Soooo, I am not going to even attempt to count the number of times I’ve changed my blog theme and my blog layout and design, because it’s impossible. I’ve stopped counting, or never did start counting because I am so fickle when it comes to these things.
And now, I present to you, my newest blog design: Ta daaa!
I’ve always wanted to use this jellyfish picture for something but never got around to using it until todaaaay!
My obsession with geometric patterns (background), and thin fonts (font used in the title and pretty much the entire blog) is clear and evident. Teehee.
In other news, the Zamboanga war seems to be over. Yay! – RA