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Day 16. It got to about 6.30pm last night and I had a little time to slow down a bit and observe my family at Luke's basketball practice. This sparked *Technology* as the theme for todays story.
The Photos. I used mulitple shots of the same scene varying the crop and color to maintain visual interest. The repetitive use of photos also creates compeeling emphasis to a story.
The Story. I started with the frustrations I've had with Ella and her phone this year, which led to a broader theme of technology in which I share my thoughts about. Sometimes I like to share *general state of a affar* style stories in my layouts. I think it will be interesting to look back in 10 or 20 years and revisit what my opinions were and see how off the mark I might or might not be.
Technology. Is both a blessing and the bane of my existence. While I rely heavily on it both personally and professionally, I am not someone who needs or wants to be plugged in all the time. I find technology distracting for the most part, pulling me, and my people, away from more important and meaningful activities. Having chosen an ardent *computer geek* as my life partner probably didn’t do me any favors...There is always a TV on in the house somewhere, video games are readily available on multiple computers and no-one seems to be able to sit quietly without fingers and thumbs moving ten to the dozen. I can be as bad as the rest of them but at least I am mindful about my technology usage. As we sat at basketball practice tonight and observed, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad about how technology is changing us as human beings.
It’s changing the way we communicate, or don’t, as the case may be. I do not believe texts convey the same level of information as voice or one on contact. It’s changing the way we see ourselves and impacting our self-esteem. It’s negating the need for basic skills such as handwritten notes and simple arithmetic. No need to search for knowledge anymore, because Siri has the answer! Technology is making it all too easy for us as a race to become lazy. Not something any of us ought to be aspiring to, I don’t think.
The Artsy. In this layout I clipped the same photo to multiple masks for a different approach to filling the frames. Clip the photo to a frame mask layer, duplicate the layer and move up/down the layer stack in the Layers panel so that it sits directly above the next frame mask layer, then repeat as desired.