Fast Paced Battery Drain
As previously mentioned, I have an iPhone 4s: this photoblitz took me straight from 60% to 1%. Fifteen-minute prompts can be hard on old tech.
Perfect Place, Perfect Time
Of course I decided to embark on the photoblitz around my place; it’s my favorite place to be, and I was able to get my wife’s iPod for looking at the prompts and her pretty self for a few shots as well. Best part was, I had thought to myself, man I should have done this earlier when it was lighter outside, but then we had a quick thunderstorm, and the clouds cleared away enough to get some really smooth lighting. The water left over after the storm really enhanced the pictures I took. I also took advantage of the variety of vehicles parked in my driveway as well as my two lawn ornaments and the woods surrounding the property.
To Do Again…
Well, it wasn’t a walk in the park, but it beat the heck out of sprinting: my iPhone shutter was the thing making snapping noises, not the joints in my legs. The quickness required to snap all the pictures in the required time was mildly intense; I was running around trying to think where I could find various items and settings to fit the prompts. I had to use some humor for some of my pictures since most of the stuff at my place is either fairly old or made of butterflies and sunshine.
One of my favorite pics was the one for two things that don’t belong together, so whereas Meg and I are two peas in a pod, our facial expressions did the trick.
Probably my favorite picture though was the one with our rings for a photo that represents joy; I always love opportunities to showcase how happy our marriage is. This was definitely not my best picture, due to the fact that my hands are not very photogenic, and my fingers are really short so it was hard to actually find a hand pose to suit the picture.
The most inventive picture I have to say is the one for “photo into bright light”. As I said before, it wasn’t sunny outside, so I had to get creative. I took a flashlight and had Meg hold it up so that it was pointing at me while I was facing the trees. Then I changed the exposure to get the light ball in the middle, with my trees all in the outer boxes of the rule of thirds.