Photography Challenge: Day 17 – Technology

iPhones.

Huge huge deal in my life. I got my parents onto it, and I think they can go back to the “old ways”. Sometimes though, they do still prefer the old ways, which is fine; however I always try to push them onto new technologies.

Everyone knows, technology progresses faster than I publish my blog posts, so the longer you stay with the old, the wider the gap you have with the new. That is, if one day you decide to pick it up, it’ll become harder and harder to catch up later on.

My analogy I used on my parents is that learning new technology is like paying off debt. If you pay off a little by little everyday, it’s much easier than paying off in one big chunk. Not the best analogy, but they understand money.

So here is a small party between the old and the new cables and ear phones.

Can you recognise which is which?

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Photography Challenge: Day 16 – A good habit

My good habit starts from a bad habit. Actually I shouldn’t say ‘habit’ because I consider ‘bad memory’ as a disability. Something somewhere inside my brain there is a wiring issue which causes me not to remember certain things. Thing is, my bad memory is only bad for certain things like keys, wallet, mobile; however, I can remember things that my boyfriend seems to forget (or he just chooses to).

Either way, to overcome this disability, I write most of my things down. I find that the process of writing things down also helps me remember, because writing is so  much more troublesome than typing. And I top of that I love writing.

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So at my desk in the office or home, I have numerous notepads and notebooks around. This notebook here however is the one that gets most amount of abuse. It’s been around for a good 2 years and it’s now full of sketches, sonnets, wedding plan ideas and chores I have to complete.

All I want for Christmas is a good notepad with nice writing paper.

Photography Challenge: Day 15 – Silhouette

Okay, I haven’t been posting photos everyday. My bad. But seriously, this Silhouette is such a challenge. I took various shots of me, flowers, plants, buildings. Non of them I feel crazy about.

Until I landed on Facebook today. So first, let me tell you, the photo you’ll see is not what I took today. Yes I cheated, but it’s one of my favourite pics.

So there’s a story to this pic and it starts in the middle of my 3rd year in college. Glen Murcutt, who is a famous Australian architect came teach our class that year and he took us on a 5 day camping trip. No we didn’t really camp for 5 days, we camped onsite for 1 day 1 night and traveled the rest.

Before this, I never really appreciated Australian dessert landscape. I didn’t understand the beauty of flat land. I mean, hello! Flat land!?? What is interesting about that?

Well, so the second day of our trip to almost Central Australia we stopped in the middle of this flat land to pick up some firewood.  How flat? Well I remembered nothing but red sand, the setting sun and us. Just miles and miles of red sand. At those times, you stop to you think about just how small you are.

While we were having WAYYY too much fun posing for our shadows, a friend took a picture of us:

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Check out how cool we were.

I’m third from the left, trying to take a photo of the shadow. In case you’re interested here is what I got:

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Sorry about the poor quality.

Then, we arrived in Mutawintji National Park. It was simply amazing.

I don’t know how other people describes the landscape, but I found that it constantly amazes me. A small hill in the distance becomes a mountain when you come close; and a tall tree in the distance is actually shorter than you when you stand next to it; and the wind carries your voice over to another that are problem hundred metres away, but sounds like they are standing next to you.

It was a great experience camping in the plains, and I would not have done it on my own, but being there with so many friends made the experience so much more exciting.

30 Day Photography Challenge

Lately, I’ve been very busy. And lacked inspiration. I promised myself not to post anything that’s “boring”. It didn’t have to be astounding, but I have to feel the need to share.

Anyway, I thought this can’t go on forever, otherwise, this blog might as well be deleted altogether. Well, that ain’t gonna happen!

So I looked around Pinterest and Tumblr and Facebook and found this 30 Day Photography Challenge. Essentially, I have to take a picture a day for 30 day (I’m well aware that there is a 365 day challenge, but we all know I’m not going to go through with that just yet!).

Each day has a subject/theme for you to take a picture of.  While I may not be able to write about something everyday, but I’m sure I can manage a picture. So, for those of you who are uninspired, bored or simply like a challenge, pick up your DSL or iPhone and join me on the 1st December to capture the last 30 days of 2012. And on 31st December, we’ll have a look at the last 30 days in picture.