While the body breathes
Make sure to choose and believe
Those things with meaning
In depths of soul, center heart,
What moves spirit to rejoice.
Do not follow all
Heard, seen, let the living lead,
Reach always for high
Things, the most precious, gracious,
Neither cheap nor most costly.
Rise into the best
Of things to acquire, achieve,
Count life so priceless
No moment is allowed waste;
Happiness, hope, joy, love, peace
Become guiding principles.
Home is never so much a place
As a state of being enjoyed with
Others who also live such truth.
First, confessions: I like my photos overexposed because I am a fan of super bright colors; my son says it is not right to overexpose; I was a photo purist for years, liking only photos straight out of the camera; I have over the past two years begun playing with programs and apps to edit photos a lot.
I use Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe Express, formerly known as Adobe Spark, on PC and Android. I am new to no Adobe offerings, and I have used them hit or miss since 1991.
I have an app called Photo Studio Pro from the Google Play Store, which is incredible. I have Play Pass, so it comes under that, but it is worth purchasing. The photo above was edited in the Samsung camera app, taken into the Photoshop app on mobile, and then tinted and framed in the Photo Studio Pro app.
Some photographers hide their tools under a hood. I do not mind sharing; if there is ever anything you find curious, ask.
Since 1991, I have been a computer nerd. Right now, I am taking most photographs on my phone. I will probably go back to my DSLRs at some point, but I love this phone. I write posts, edit, and format them on the phone. I watch Peaky Blinders and the Expanse on the cell. It took over Kindling from my tablet too.
Alex told me that I would use it for everything digital when I got the right phone. I guess I finally did. It took long enough. Oh, this phone is large; I have small hands and continually drop it. My $8 case seems to be keeping it safe enough.
What do you want this year to be? Can you create something that gives evidence of where you want to be when 2023 gets here? I am not suggesting resolutions, more ideas toward which to reach.
I am thankful:
1) Change is an equal opportunity earthquake; it shakes all worlds equally.
2) The meds my psychiatrist gave me for pain, sometimes I sleep now.
3) People who love me, even when I am most unlovely.
4) Indoor plumbing.
5) Walls to keep in the things desired and keep out the things abhorred.
I am so glad you visited Haphazard Creative today. I hope you found things that inspired you; if so, please click the like button, follow the site, and come back often. This Creativity Project is a 365, so it will continue all year. I will try very hard to bring new things each day. I will also try to stretch beyond my preferred forms, especially poetry. We will see how that works out. Change, you know, is not a favorite thing of humans.
God bless you! I hope you make your dreams come true.
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