Sunset Reflection 🌅🌈

I think it’s nice to watch as the sun set in, because the sky tends to display a variation of colours, which blends to create a rainbow (despite there being no rain). I managed to capture the sky, right before it turned dark. 

I’ll demonstrate the before and after pictures below:

Before
After

I decided add a silhouette effect to the photo, to emphasise the difference between the sky and the objects around it. The shades that appear give the sky a dynamic appearance, because it paints blends of colour. The idea was to focus on promoting the lower end of the colour spectrum, with a hint of brightness. 

Feel free to leave a comment or share this post.

You’re never too busy to take a moment and notice your surroundings #VisualAwareness 😂. 

Chanda D

Rainy Day Photography ⛱🌅 : BTS 

The sky caught my eye last night, whilst I was on my travels. It was blue but the clouds had a warm pinkish tone to it. Also, it displayed a streak of orange. So, I decided to capture the moment, before the sun went down. It was also raining as well, as I thought that would add to the effect too.

I’ll show you a before and after picture of the images: 

Before
After
That’s all the BTS information on how the photograph was manipulated. Both taken and edited by me.

The aim was to bring out the warmer tone, to give it a subtle calmness.
Rainy days aren’t always so bad. 

Feel free to leave a comment or share on social media (the links are below).

Herbal Tea Luxuries

Hello, welcome to the #TheHerbalTea discussion

I’ve been testing out different tea brands for the past couple of weeks and I’ll be sharing and reviewing the ones I’ve tried below:

Pukka’s Herbal Tea Collection
This one is packed with a variety of different herbs in each sachet. There is three of each flavour that does it’s specific job, especially night time and detox, which helps remove toxins from your body and sleep better. Whereas, if you’re looking for something to fire up your insides, you should drink Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey as it reignites the spice within you. You can feel the effects of the ginger working especially in your chest area. I’ve realised three mint may help individuals with respiratory issues, such as sinusitis, rhinitis and asthma. It’s a combination of spearmint, peppermint and rhinemint that provides relief by clearing your chest. Also, the minty flavour distinctively evident as you drink it.

Overall, I liked this one because you have an assorted choice in the box, so you’re not limited to what you can drink. It isn’t one constant taste either, you can switch up it whenever you like it, to suit your desires at that moment.

It’s priced roughly between £2-3 in local supermarkets, such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Now on to the second choice:

I’ve also tried out Twinings Pure Green Tea. This one is useful for daily usage.

Twinings Pure Green Tea
Green Tea Benefits

Green tea has good all-rounder benefits. One of it’s main functions is it’s an antioxidant, which is one of the positives about it, as it detoxes the body of it’s toxins and waste accumulated from daily eating and drinking routines. Furthermore, it is alternative choice to caffeine intake, such as coffee. It is nicer when you mix it with honey, because it gives a sweet twang. Otherwise, it can taste quite bland but you and your tastebuds can decide. It has a calming effect, as it tends to slow you down, so you can concentrate on yourself. The feeling of how it runs through your system, allows you to take a moment out of your schedule and/or just to relax at the end of the day, with a nice cup of tea.

Both teas can be used to assist with maintaining/losing weight, alongside good meals.

It is priced at no more than £1.50 from supermarkets and they have wide range of choices to pick from.

Don’t hesitate to go check it out, it’s like participating in the adult version of choosing pick ‘n’ mix sweets LOL. Remember back in the day when you use to go Woolworths to test out the sweets. Anyways, you’ll have all these boxes in front of you, so deciding the right one to satisfy you will be the fun part. This will encourage you to go home willing and ready to try it out!

Chanda D

The Media And How It Can Affect Body Image

img_4407
Healthy mind, healthy life
The Media is heavily influential for positive and negative changes. However, in regards to body image; How much images do we see a day, that is either photoshopped or quite proportionally edited, to appear to look ‘ideally’ perfect? Understandably, it is nice to want to incite an audience, but most of the time it is portraying an unrealistic standard for society to look up to. Instead, providing us with a box to fit ourselves into, anything else is deviation from what is expected.

img_4406
Comfortability is the key
Magazines, TV programmes, Social Media are top three in my opinion, which contribute to this matter. I’ve been looking at these three contents to see the way they project body image to the masses. For example, in terms of physical print, they will use weight as a main attraction on their front covers to sell their magazines. Personally, I just don’t understand how they can think it is okay to do so. Can you imagine you’re comfortable as who you are and then a gossip magazine comes along to make unwarranted comments about your appearance?.. It promotes unnecessary self-doubt because it can create insecurities about how an individual should look. This isn’t good for our mental health. 

It works the same for both males and females, who are subconsciously misled to believe they must live up to societal standard. They will eventually become self-conscious about their body. This is manufactured by institutions to help keep their businesses running. How would the economy survive, if there was shortage of people failing to buy into their consumer demands. Furthermore, it would erode away the brainwashing techniques that has held society stuck within the way it runs now. There are so many homemade methods giving us ways to improve our appearance. As well as, there being a range of non/cosmetics procedure that are available to enhance your features. I don’t think people should be judged for using either methods, as long it makes you feel better.
There is no problem with wanting to look your best, everyone wants to appear look physically attractive. However, it becomes an issue when that is what you’re constantly striving for, because it doesn’t exist. You chase after it thinking somehow if you do this, maybe you’ll look different, or if you do that, that might tweak this. This is how you fall into a cycle with wanting to constantly improve on yourself. It’s even more challenging, when people are commenting on your body type. It can be hard not to internalise opinions, but just remember you’re the one who walks around 24/7 with it. Whether you work out, eat healthy, or even the opposite; you have a sweet tooth etc. Please don’t make yourself feel bad for wanting to eat it. You are responding to what your body wants at that time. Essentially, you’ll work out how to balance your diet to suit your needs/tastes.

Last but not least, it’s weird because you never really see in yourself, what others see in you. So it’s hard to believe a compliment given to you, as perhaps it does not align with the mental image of yourself. Although, knowing difference between compliments and flattery will help assure yourself, to know it is factual information. Nevertheless, everyone is unique and we should learn how to be comfortable with our differences.

Balance and Effort

There are no strict rules and regulations , just put in the work when it matters to you 🌻🦋

Chanda D

Disclaimer: all images were taken from Google images.

 

Figuring Out London 💦🌲💧

Landscape photography allows you to capture everything at once and in one photo, to create the bigger picture. You can use the buildings and objects in the camera frame, to construct shapes and dynamics, within the image. Here’s some pictures I took earlier on today: 

Trafalgar Square Water Fountain
Waterloo Bridge
St James Park