Photography: Phone Tip #2 – Use Selfie’s To Spread Positive Vibes

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There are times when everyone gets really lonely in the world.  They feel like they have no purpose, no friends, and that there’s really no meaning to life at all.  I just wanted to remind you all that you are not alone.  Everyone feels this way sometimes, but when I mean you are never alone, I really mean you are never alone.  I don’t want to push my religious views on anyone but sometimes just when you need to be reminded that someone’s there, somehow you are reminded. I had a really long day today and it feels like my “friends” aren’t really friends at all, but more like people who just use me for the things I have.

That’s when a higher power steps in.  I walked into my bedroom and somehow my glitter spilled on my floor. That’s not the random part, the random part is that it somehow decided to go into the exact shape of a cross.  I found it right when I was climbing into my bed.  This is where it gets really weird.

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Maybe God needed to remind me that he’s watching over me because when I turned off the light, the glitter started to glow.  I wasn’t aware it was glow in the dark glitter until this happened.

It actually made me happier. Always remember than when you are having a bad day, or feel like you are by yourself.  There is someone else there with you and he feels your pain and knows exactly what you’re going through.  This isn’t the only time that God has reminded me of his prescene.  Sometimes I feel like I don’t really need to be reminded but it’s those times that you need to stop and think that maybe, just maybe, those are the times you need it the most.

 IMG_1687 Be sure to always put a smile on your face because a smile will spread.  It will make others smile, and it will make yourself feel a whole lot better.  The expression “fake it to make it” really has some meaning behind it, because when you fake it, it really does come true.  Holding that smile and keeping your head held high will eventually make you actually smile and all the positive vibes that you are sending out in the world, will come back to you!


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Speaking of the world, I ran across this penny the other day and I’ve run across a lot of different things from different countries like Canada and Mexico (I mean hello, they are our neighbors) but this is one I have never seen before.  So I wanted to turn to my followers and find out where it’s from! I could probably just google it.  I’ll probably eventually have to anyways, but if you recognize it drop your response in the comments below!

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I also took a bunch of selfies today because I was feeling pretty and sometimes you need to remind yourself that no matter what others think, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!  I’ve been feeling very down lately because just before Halloween I lost my job.  I’ve been having problems finding a new one and my car has been starting to have a lot of problems on it’s own! I don’t really have the money to afford all this.  I feel very alone in the world and today I needed to remind myself that I’m not alone.

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So feel free to ignore all my selfies, or don’t just remember to put that smile on and keep it on, even if you have to fake it for a short time.  Eventually the real happiness will come 😉 x

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Laugh all you want.. but I have two more LOL these were PRE lipstick 😛

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Just a few selfie tips that I need to remember for myself as well… you may notice all the ones before the lipstick are a tad pixelated.  It’s because you lose quality if you flip the camera around to see your picture when you take it.  The last two (or should I say first two?) with no lipstick were taken holding the camera the right way and then I flipped it around to view the photos. Keep that in mind for taking some good positive selfies! 😀 x

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Travel: The History of San Dimas

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Hello ladies & gentlemen!  For those who don’t know I’m a huge history fanatic, and so is my mom! We love learning about our surrounding cities and visiting places that have been around for a really long time!  This particular post is about San Dimas (and some of the amazing things I found in vintage shops when we went there).  It’s from a while ago, but better than the last post just a bit.  These photos were once again taken with my iPhone.  I feel the cropping is better than the woods, but definitely still too many textures used on each and every single photo!20130726-213806.jpg Even the main streets of San Dimas look vintage which is really rad!  It’s apart of Route 66 for those who didn’t know.  The main street has A LOT of vintage/antique shops and it’s where I got some of my all time FAVORITE THINGS including my vintage Vans fedora!20130726-214430.jpg

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Another amazing thing I got when we went is the unicorn crystal and my lion necklace (I am a Leo after all).  The Nightmare necklace is from Jac Vanek.

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Their main street features a lot of old cars and car shops that have been around since the days of Route 66 as well! 20130726-214441.jpg 20130726-214414.jpg 20130726-214407.jpg 20130726-214027.jpg 20130726-213833.jpg

We went on a tour of one of the original railroad stations and went through a museum that talked about all the ways people used to use it as main transportation and they showed us the signals for the trains.  I’m pretty sure the train still runs but not in the same way.  Now it’s mostly just to show people how it all worked!20130726-213843.jpg 20130726-213746.jpg 20130726-213912.jpg 20130726-213854.jpg

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I believe this was the LAST time I took photos using my iPhone before my DSLR arrived in the mail.  Again, I personally believe these are edited much better than the other ones I just posted.  What are your opinions?  Are you into history and seeing old things?  Or maybe just thrifting and vintage shopping?  Either way I remember this day was a lot of fun! x

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Photography: Phone Tip #1 – Relax On Those Filters

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I remember one of the last time I went out somewhere before replacing my first DSLR (named Joe) with a smaller DSLR (named Patrick) [did you get the pun? ha!].  I went up to a spot in Crestline with my former friend which was kind of like a secret getaway spot for us.  It used to be the site of an old Teenage Campground that was burned down.  Now it’s just a large grassy area with a flowing river, rocks and lots of wildlife!

On this particular day, I used my iPhone to take photos and some of them are pretty great while others… just aren’t.  I did want to share them either way! 20130726-192951.jpg 20130726-192937.jpg

The editing on them is horrible! One of the main reasons I no longer use “Light Leaks” or textures on my photos is because I definitely used to over use them. Anyways, on our way down, we spotted a mother deer with two baby deer and cautiously stood by not moving as they crossed the river!  She watched us the entire time, ready to charge if she needed.20130726-192921.jpg We were pretty far away so the image is zoomed and cropped (which is the reason it’s low quality and horribly pixelated). The baby deer aren’t in the photo, but they were in front of her as she protected them from any danger including me and my former friend.

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Photography tips that I would definitely give off of this post, is in nature, leave it natural! It’s definitely best to use natural lighting and only use textures or light leaks on your photos if it’s absolutely needed. Or every once in a while if you feel the need to “decorate” your photos.  Using them on EVERY PHOTO is a HUGE NO-NO!

I’d say there’s TWO photos from this day that I find “acceptable” some were so bad I didn’t even post them this time around, but I’ve left the two OKAY ones for last!

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Although this photo does have a light leak, it’s more of a vintage old photo feeling.  Actually it’s one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken with my iPhone and if all these other ones weren’t paired next to it, it might pass as a pretty decent photograph!

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The only thing wrong with this one is the horrible cropping.  Again, same “light leak” that makes the photo look old and vintage but the colors give it a forest vibe and I seem to like it.  Just wish I had left the cropping alone and made it a regular photo.

The first one of the sunflower would be in third place mainly because the only thing wrong with it is that it’s slightly double exposed because of the wind.  What do you think of these iphotography pictures? Hit or definite miss? Which is the worst and which one is ACCEPTABLE in your eyes? Opinions anyone? x

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PS. If you have a heart, my DSLR Patrick (the new one I bought to replace my old one Joe) has been stolen (or it was back in June).  I’m currently trying to SAVE up to buy a new one so my photos for my blog can again be DECENT.  If you’d like to help me out check out my stores Rogue Daisies and I’m A Jerk Industries and considering buying something even if it’s just a small necklace for $2 or if you have such a kind heart for the Holidays and want to flat out just donate so I can replace my camera, email me at rosependleton[at]live.com so we can set that up through PayPal or Chase QuickPay (those are the only options I can currently accept right now unless you want to hide some cash in a card and ship it through the mail! Kidding… kinda. And for those who got/liked the first pun, yes… my new camera will probably be named either Andy or Peter.  If you didn’t get the first pun, did you get it now? If not… we probably wouldn’t make great friends. Kidding! Again… kinda.

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