September Challenges

Since I’m feeling refreshed and back enjoying taking photos again, it’s time to give the monthly challenges another try…..

The Day Watch

Here’s the September duo. My mojo is beginning to creep back so hopefully you’ll see more posts this month….

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June Photo Challenge

Here’s the guide this months photo challenge. As usual you can follow my progress by following JoKawasaki on Instagram, or by checking out my blog The Day Watch.

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It’s a sign I tell you, a sign!

I took this photo yesterday while I was out and about in a local country park.

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I quite liked it, but then today I saw something else that sent a little shiver down my spine.

There is a Totem Pole hidden in the trunk.

A TOTEM POLE I TELL YOU!

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Do you see it?

See? This is what happens….

When you follow the blogs and twitter accounts of people who talk about the things you enjoy.

You lose a weekend.

Thanks to the blog Life In LoFi, this weekend I discovered the photo editing app Tangled FX.

Which pretty much means two days lost to mucking about with app to create great images and then porting those images to some of my other favourite apps and messing about again.

All images are my own original photos, and these are some of my favourite results.

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The downside of procrastination….

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You may find yourself forgetting to do something important, like sending off the warranty registration cards for your kitchen full of lovely brand new appliances.

Not such a big deal you think, until you realise you’ve forfeited your 2 year parts and labour guarantee, and then your washing machine goes on the fritz and all your user manual has to say about fixing the problem is

“Try turning it off and on again”

And thus, feeling like an extra in The IT Crowd, you do so and nothing changes.

*sigh*

Yes, this is the position I found myself in the other night when the dryer part of my washer/dryer wouldn’t work.  Instead it chose to flash lights at me rapidly, like a naked old man who thinks that you enjoy nothing better than being repeatedly shown his shrivelled and aged ‘tackle’.

I dutifully switched it off and on again several times to no avail. Fortunately when I tried again at three in the morning it worked fine.

So fingers crossed it was just something simple like the fact the machine was too hot, and not a big fault I need to fix.