Today I had lost my sparkle big time. You know when you just can’t be bothered? Wonder why you are bothering? Why am I doing this why am I doing that? What should I be doing? Blah blah blah.
I took a few photos for the sparkle prompt and they were all a bit rubbish. Why bother? Actually, I did think ‘why am I doing this project?’ I am at week 40 and I have not missed a single Through The Lens Thursday, but why? I might be getting a bit better at using my camera but I am really not understanding all those numbers. What do they all mean and how is it that they can create a sharp, wonderful shot or destroy it by adding a distinctly non artistic blur.
So, I took myself off to Pilates which is one of the toughest exercise classes I take and believe me, I don’t bother with easy workouts. The weather looked like it might produce something biblical and I almost turned around and went home for fear or getting drenched, blown away or struck by lightning, or heck, the way today is going, all three.
I didn’t go home and the class was great and I saw some friends there, things were starting to look a lot more sparkly.
My friend asked me to help her upcycle some old jewelry to auction for charity which sounds like super cool fun and just what I like to do. Outside, the sun was shining and the streets were steaming under the heat as I left the gym.
I came home, made lunch, retook my photos and made full use of the direct sunlight to rock that sparkle. Would you look at that, I even managed to get an actual sparkle on the bracelet, which I didn’t add in an app! A genuine bling which I am pretty sure I could not reproduce if I tried!
Here are the numbers, which I understood a little bit this time. ISO 800, 18.00mm, f/22.00, 1/160s.
I am pretty happy with the sparkle on this photo and I have claimed some to add to my day, please feel free to grab some sparkle for your day!
This is a bracelet which I used to wear all the time in the 80’s, I loved diamante and wore as much as I could pile on!
So, the day turned around nicely and I have a lovely sparkle picture, my enthusiasm has returned and my legs are aching already!