i purchased my first paid android app for the HTC desire phone i bought a couple of weeks ago: the vignette camera app. i loved the demo version so much, but it only took 0.3mp pics. the full version of the app capitalizes on the full 5mp, and features oodles of pre-fab settings: vignetting, gradient, tilt ‘n shift, film grain, colour filters, soft focus, etc. it has all sorts of aspect ratios and framing options. and the shots that i’m getting from it are so nice! for approx. $4, it was a great purchase. i highly recommend it to camera enthusiasts who use an android phone.
i hardly upload photos as much as i would like to. so many other things occupy my time. sometimes i wish i could spend all my time taking photos and writing / playing / recording music. with frequent breaks for lovemaking, food, and sleep. unfortunately, “real” life gets in the way.
but i take the moments as i can get them, like this moment i snapped a week ago, while walking to the bus stop on my way to work. the sky looked amazing that morning (at least, i think it was the same morning; admittedly the work days sometimes blur together)… riding the bus along the river parkway between dominion and lincoln fields; the sky over the outaouais was this amazing pink hue along the water, and then transitioned into a deep cerulean further up.
eleven more days this month. eleven days to finish the mixdown for dirty walls, and shoot and edit a video for it. i’m just saying… it may not happen. i’m trying to stick to a song-a-month plan for the horizontals series, but it’s a tough and demanding schedule (mostly because i am demanding on myself, but also because of conflicting priorities of course, like my job). truthfully though, i acknowledge my privilege; if this is the worst thing i have to complain about with respect to my ability to fulfill my life doing things that make me happy - maybe it’ll sometimes take me longer than originally anticipated - well then, life is peachy. at least i’m getting it done and having fun.
while attempting to be productive earlier this evening, working on my soon-to-be-released fourth track of the horizontals series, entitled dirty walls, i had a crazy revelation and sped up the song from 90bpm to 140bpm. it completely altered the mood of the tune from mournful ballad to urgent poptronica dance hit. it was just what i needed to lay down the proper vocal line for this track. i’m stoked to finish this track. i may cut a snippet of the old 90bpm version, and post a sample of it here, so you can hear the work-in-progress.
seriously though… does anyone care? feel free to comment! goodnight.