Had a decent weekend – spent Saturday with Doug and my father-in-law until late afternoon, then bummed around the house the rest of time finishing up Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Let me just say that I think Sharon Needles is fabulous, and I was so happy she won (yes, I know I’m about five years behind here, but I know next to nothing about this show and have no idea who’s won past episodes, so it’s like it’s all happening in the present moment for me). Now I’m on to Season 5 and loving every minute of it.
My Day 24 photo was taken in a hurry while I was in line at the brand-new Starbucks that was just opened up the street from my house. It has a drive-thru, something this entire area has been lacking until it came along, so I’ve been stopping by there every day in the afternoon for a little pick-me-up (my drink of choice is usually a Chai Tea Latte, if you care). I’d actually spied these huge photos they have on the wall before and always thought they’d be a good 365 shot one day, and since I was tired and out of ideas Saturday, I figured it was time, even though it meant another iPhone photo (shot through an open car window):
This actually required a lot of editing to look cool, but in the end I liked the result. In light of all the iPhone photos I’ve been taking, though, I decided on Sunday I needed to kick it up a notch and pull out the 7D and my macro lens to do something more interesting. I am still feeling pretty lazy, and didn’t at all feel like putting on makeup or anything, so I just whipped out the wighead again and took some macros of her face. Here was the first shot:
It was fine, but a bit boring, so I used my Nik Collection to give it more pop. The Analog filter has a double-exposure option, and it’s not one I’ve used much – but here it worked perfectly to add more interest:
Probably not something I would have done without the 365 project, but overall I like it.
I don’t have much more to say right now; this week promises to be pretty busy due to the dreaded “Parent Night” every high school has to have; for me it’s always a milestone in that once it’s over I feel like the hectic beginning of the year BS is behind me and the school year finally begins to settle into a more normal pace. But it promises to be another busy week so look forward to more crappy iPhone pics and sporadic, lazy blog posts in the near future.