I am bombarded by technology and the fast speed at which it is hitting me. Learning how to use my new smart phone with its apps and links and settings – especially the settings!!! Computer programmes are constantly being updated and upgraded and new programmes regularly arrive. My new vehicle has all the digital toys. If I knew how I could activate everything by a wave of the hand or a voice command – or even sliding an icon but not tapping it!!! I also live in the slow world – I have a wood burning fire which heats my kitchen, my water, cooks my food and keeps me grounded!
My brain is in chaos while I get myself sorted.
A few months ago I stopped doing “real” photography and let my brain rest. I only used the phone camera for capture and the Snapseed app for processing. I cleared my mind and concentrated on play with compositions with different processing. I learned the limitations of the camera and when it performs best. I got ideas for “real processing” (whatever that is!!). That phone and hence that camera is always in my pocket so I often have the best camera with me – the one available.
There is a house in Christchurch due for demolition. Its owner organised graffiti artists to cover the entire house and they have done an amazing job. This image shows a little order amongst the chaos of spray cans and graffiti. I made the image with the phone but processed it in the computer having got some ideas from Snapseed first.