If you follow the instructions, move your iPhone in a slow, steady pace, keep it in the vertical plane, better yet use a tripod, then you’ll get a nice, wide, perfect panorama.
If you don’t give a crap about the rules…
I’ve come up with nothing to share tonight, at least at first. No great thoughts, not deep insights, no rants against the stupidity and horrors we see around us. At least, none that I feel comfortable sharing right at the moment. So just when I was about to drop back ten and punt, I remembered that at this point the proper course is to create. To make art. (Which almost certainly will be crap, but art exists for its own sake, so let’s see what happens. Sometimes we need crap.)
So take some random photo – use Photoshop or another program as a blender, a high explosive, or a paintbrush – MAKE ART.
Given what I started with and what I ended up with, I’m reminded of Bare Naked Ladies’ “Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel.”
I like the effect – maybe one of these times I should keep track of which filters and effects and settings I used so that I can more or less replicate it at some point in the future instead of just stumbling blind from scratch every time.
I’m not 100% sure where I was, but I thought I knew at one time. I might have been wrong. Or I might have forgotten. Maybe I left myself notes. Maybe not.
And I’m not 100% sure where I am now. Or which way I’m heading.
I’m not 100% sure where these words come from. I think that I’m 100% sure where this image comes from, but I’m not 100% sure what it means.
I described it twice today as “trying to run a marathon while hip-deep in molasses.” That’s fair, I think.
But while that might all be incredibly frustrating (it is), I will not stop running.
That’s one lesson of the marathon. You can get carried off in an ambulance, and your time may suck and not be what you wanted, but you will not quit.
No matter how much you just want to take a little rest, sit for a few minutes, and see if maybe that leads to a quit.
When in doubt, keep moving.
It’s Sunday night.
The weekend was…not sufficient. Disappointing.
Last week was…difficult. Frustrating.
The upcoming week will be…unknown. Anticipation.
The good news is that we all have tremendous potential to make wonderful things of tomorrow, this week, this remainder of this month, the remainder of this year, the remainder of our lives. If we have the strength.
The bad news is that we may be facing tremendous forces opposed to us, both intentionally and otherwise, and the race may never have an end or even a chance to catch our breath. Our strength will be sorely tested.