Monday, April 11, 2011

Rain is a good thing

*hums country song*

Anyway! Today it stormed, bringing down the really high temperatures we have been having. Rain is also so beautiful. The sky is cloudy and rather gorgeous.

This afternoon the clouds went away and the sun came shinning through, allowing me to dart outside and snap away.

I bought this extension-- the only one they have, they aren't like those companies that keep bugging you to give them more money-- for camera+ app that was called 'darkroom'. It's pretty cool. What it really makes me want is an old film camera and a darkroom. It would be awesome to learn how to expose photos-- something I hope to learn when I go off to college.

Which will be soon! I have like, what, thirteen school days left??! So close! It's bittersweet, it really is. I always thought that I would be super happy that high school would forever be over with. Public schooling, for that matter seeing how I'm mostly likely going to go to a private college.

So the end of my high school career means the end of some friendships. Some will hopefully stay, but I know that there will be a lot of people I call my friend now that I will not talk to after high school. *shrug* But apparently that's just the way of life.

Oh well! I've picked up friends and a new found love of photography in high school. I've grown/cut/permed my hair. I've gotten contacts. I learned flag (like legit flag not jr. high flag). I learned how to march. I learned that chemistry is amazing. I learned that within a group of friends, friction will always exist. Girls will always squabble. Guys really aren't that great. Not having a boyfriend does not diminish who you are-- even if everyone else you know has one. I discovered some amazing books-- like Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, In the Year of the Butterflies.

I'm kind of curious what's gonna happen in college. What'll change. What'll stay the same.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The sky

*skips past excuses for lateness in posting*
In other notes, I got a rating of 1 (highest) for the three things I performed for solo and ensemble :)

On the way to solo and ensemble-- and on the way back-- I was taking pictures like crazy. One, I was bored. Two, it was a scenic ride. (it would have been more scenic if the trees weren't dead:P)

Anyway, not many of the pictures would have been remarkable, had it not been for the discovery of the pure awesome-ness that one of my apps holds. It's the Camera+ app I've already talked about. I learned about the true amazing-ness of the 'clarity' function.





It just brings out these details that would have normally gone unnoticed. And it works wonders on pictures other than the sky ;)



It looks amazing...even with that awful glare ;) Stupid buses...

Anyway...I just took some pictures outside after I washed my car. These are also thanks to Camera+ which allows you to set the focus by taping and then move it to new plant/new location without losing your set focus. Just learned about this by accident today and it's kind of cool.