I'm trying not to publicise my tattoo too much because although I got it in a public part of my body, I did that so I would see it often and remember that God's love for me is unsurpassed and my worth is based on that. Since I don't look at the rest of my body on a very regular basis, my hand was the most sensible place for it. I also want it on that particular finger to remind me that men are not the basis of my self-worth and if I ever get married my husband's opinion of me, while obviously extremely valuable, will never be more important than God's opinion of me.
Since I didn't have the crocheting to fill my creativity quota, I decided to play around with work's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V. This post is therefore filled with my attempts to work out the exposure, white balance and manual focus on a grey, blustery day.
|The weird distortion around my fingers comes from the camera's cheating attempt to imitate a wide aperture. I didn't notice it when taking the photo and it's just too late now.|
|I have edited this photo slightly in Picasa to make it a bit brighter, because my EV was set to deal with my skin colour and obviously there's no skin in this photo.|
Although I'm tempted to respond to his insulting and small-minded messages, I'm going to refrain because I know from so much experience that I could never win such an argument and I'd only get upset. I'm slightly upset anyway about the disparaging remarks about my faith, because I don't like people thinking I'm stupid. I've learned not to make assumptions about somebody's intelligence, motivation or life based on views zie holds and I hope he does too, but I am not going to be the one to teach him. As for his explanation of body hair...that's one of those views where I have to be strict with myself in order to not make assumptions about a person's intelligence because I really don't know how someone could admit that body hair grows naturally on women and then state that it's manly. Grr. Anyway, he's gone now and I shall think of him no more.
And finally, I leave you with a photo of my cat looking more normal than he usually does.