Smoking

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Photography, Productivity | No Comments
Smoking

Sometimes, I’m full of energy and ideas and get lots of things done. So it was on Monday and Tuesday this week. Today, though, I got a bit of work done in the morning, and pretty much crashed at the start of the afternoon. I have no idea why; I think I slept well enough last night…

Anyway. So that afternoons like this aren’t entirely unproductive, I’ve got a bunch of stuff in my “to do” list tagged with “low-energy days”. It’s stuff that I don’t need much energy to get done, but is still useful. The tasks range from “sweep the front steps” to “have a read of Butterick’s Practical Typography” and include quite a few which are just “watch this video.”

This afternoon I chose to watch a couple of videos from my old friend John Arnold (we were at Warwick uni together a scarily long time ago) who runs photowalkthrough.com. I’ve tried in the past to get decent photos of smoke — I burn incense all the time, what with being an old hippie, so it’s an obvious subject — but without much luck. Having watched John’s two-part tutorial on the subject, though, I was intrigued enough to summon the energy to get back off the sofa, and have a go.

Here’s the setup, followed by one of the results. I’m pretty happy with my low-energy afternoon now.

Setup for smoke pictures.

Setup for smoke pictures.

Smoke 3

There were two other ones I liked from the session. Those are on Flickr: Smoke One; Smoke Two. I think the three might work well together printed out and framed…

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