For those who remember, I did the 365 project in 2010. The idea of this project is to take a photo each day to document a year in your life. I really enjoyed it, but at times it was quite tough.
I had planned to do one again in 2010 because it’s a Leap Year and I thought doing a 366 would be cool — and different. And with having things such as the iPhone 4s now, it makes taking photos easier.
So I got a jump start.
I’ve taken a photo each day since I got the iPhone. It’s a 365 of sorts, but I don’t know if I’ll do a full year with it. I might stop in January when I start the real 365. I might continue both to see if I can challenge myself. I might stop this one and start the 366. I’m not sure.
I didn’t set any real goals with this one, outside of just taking photos with it.
Speaking of the iPhone camera, it’s really solid. I’ve loved some of the apps for photography on it, especially Instagram. I know many traditional photographers don’t seem too interested in this app as they see it as something to take away from photography.
I see it different. I see it as a good thing. It’s something that gives people the chance to make some good-looking photos.
The kicker is all the filters Instagram gives you. I also used Camera+, an app you can do some processing with. It’s really nice, especially on the fly.
Take a peek at these two photos of the courthouse square in Delhi. The first is just with Instagram. The second is with some work on Camera+ first, then run through Instagram.
As you can see, the opportunity to do a lot of things with this camera phone is incredible. It’s a lot of fun to test the filters. I have a couple of other apps I’ll be playing with and testing soon with the camera and I look forward to it.
If you would like to keep a peek on this iPhone 365 — and other photos I take with my iPhone, I’ve decided to turn my Tumblr account into that. Check them out!
The other thing about the iPhone is the video — it’s not bad!
I’ve only tried it a couple of times, but I’ll post one here so you can see it. I took this while playing a round of disc golf with Justin a week or so back.
A few weeks ago, I had an in-person interview.
I was really excited about this one, too. A friend on my softball team gave me the head’s up about the job and I applied for it soon after. After that, I got a call for an interview. It had to be re-scheduled once because one of the people interviewing was on vacation.
That gave me some time to try on my dress clothes. Things were OK, but the jacket didn’t fit. I figured it was a good time to invest in a good suit. I went to Men’s Wearhouse, got a really good sales guy and soon had a suit. I never think dress clothes look good on me as I don’t like the way things fit. But I really liked this suit, especially with the shirt and tie picked out.
So, I got it.
First, I was a little overdressed for the interview — which isn’t a bad thing. I hope it didn’t hurt me, anyway!
The interview itself went really well, I thought. It was conversational, we went over some good things and I felt my answers showcased why I would be a good fit. I think I did a pretty decent job at selling myself. This one went a lot better than the phone interview I had a month or two back, that’s for sure. I walked out confident and excited — and hopeful.
Alas, about a week later, I got word that I wasn’t the one selected. I was bummed, for sure. Disappointed more than I had been in a while. But, I have to look at positives.
- I had an interview
- I thought it went well
- Chances seem to be coming along
This job hunt is hard, and I know it. It’s frustrating at times and annoying in others. You get in funks and have to dig yourself out.
Hopefully this is a good sign to come. Plus, I now have a sweet suit for future interviews!
Just a note that I have some upcoming things I’m working on for the blog, including some in-depth looks at some iPhone/smartphone apps and some other Geocaching-type games. I have the month of November planning out (I am participating in National Blog Posting Month, so I want to make sure I have things planned for every day of the month!), so hopefully there will be some good things coming!
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