No, this is not my first WordPress post with the default title, but I’ve been mostly away from the internet for so long, that I feel like I need to say HI!
Where was I?
Towards the end of last year I was overwhelmed by work, and then I was sick for some time. I don’t really want to get into the details, except to say: I’m not 100% well again, but I am so much better and I think I’m getting better all the time. Also, I’m so sorry to anyone who was affected by my illness, whether it was delayed jobs or delayed replies to email, or anything else.
There are a few jobs and emails that I still need to catch up on, but I hope to be completely up to date soon. If you think you should have been contacted by me and haven’t been, please feel free to email me.
What have I been doing?
Well, for some time the answer was not a whole darn lot! A lot of stressing, panicking, lying on the couch watching TV or sleeping. It wasn’t all bad though; have a look at some of the good times in pictures…
My doc told me that to get better I had to get out, get some sunshine and exercise. So I took that prescription and explored a couple of local places, including a pretty interesting cemetery.
Yeah, celebrating isn’t the easiest thing to do when you’re not feeling up to snuff, but the world keeps on turning and you have to go with it. I am very blessed to have such beautiful family and friends, with whom I gathered for Christmas, a couple of weddings, and to usher in the new year.
I also learnt how to make cut-out cookies and decorate them, which was fun, and quite relaxing too.
For some time I’ve been wanting to change my business around a bit so that both you and I get more bang for our buck. This includes some plans to move servers, rearrange my site structure a little, release some premium Thesis skins and more. I don’t have the details ready to announce to you yet, but I look forward to having something for you all (soon, I hope)!
In the mean time I hope to get back to posting tutorials and photos and whatever else strikes my fancy…
Speaking of posting photos… I’ve started a 365 project. Yeah, they’re all the rage at the moment. With Camera+ back in the app store and its associated Mostly 365, I feel a little like I’m just jumping on the bandwagon. But I’ve wanted to do this for so long! I even announced a couple of years ago that I was doing one, but I guess I gave up, or forgot, or something.
Anyway, I’m committed, and I’ve set myself very few rules to make it as easy as possible. The only real rule is that I need to take at least one photo every day that either teaches me something about photography, my camera, or the world, or take a photo that is technically good, or a photo that I just like. I’m not going to be posting these photos every day: it’s too hard. However, every photo will have its timestamp, and I will post them eventually (when I’ve moved servers).
I hope I’ll learn loads about photography, train my eyes, train my brain, and master my camera. Already I’ve learnt that self-portraits are difficult without a remote trigger (I’ve bought a new battery for mine), butterflies are very difficult to capture, and food photography is not easy— but is best in natural light with not too shallow a depth of field.
Thanks to everyone who was concerned about my absence, contacted me to see if I was alright, spared a thought for me, and was patient with me. I really appreciate it!