In honor of it being a Monday morning, I’ve got a back-to-work-related topic. I’ve been listening to music while I work lately. I like to listen to all kinds of mellow stuff while I work, but some days it’s hard to relegate it to the background. I find myself listening to the lyrics when I’m supposed to be waxing poetically about WordPress taxonomies or some such geekery 😉
Enter the wordless playlist:
I’ve assembled a collection of thirty-two instrumental songs in a variety of musical styles: mostly acoustic, some with world influences, others more new-agey.
I listened to it on Friday, and in the meantime wrote a whole article on the wonders of private cache vs. public cache, so you know it works.
Would you like to hear a little photography secret? The coffee cup on the playlist cover is actually empty.
Yep. I just darkened the inside of the cup to make it look like it had dark coffee in it. I cheated.
I took and edited that photo entirely with my cell phone. It’s pretty impressive what you can do with mobile photography and assorted apps these days.
This was edited with a combination of Snapseed and A Color Story. I generally use Snapseed to do basic edits (improve brightness, contrast, white balance, etc.) and then use A Color Story for the creative filters. I did that here, and then I brought it back into Snapseed to add the words.
I’m having so much fun with those few apps, that I barely feel like opening up my laptop anymore and going through the whole Lightroom and Photoshop rigamarole!
Oh! and now you know my other dirty little secret: that lovely wooden table I’ve been using in my photos lately is really just a paper backdrop I bought on Etsy! (Oh, I am such a cheater…)
Anyway, please enjoy the music!