Month: November 2014

Why the name change to Rheacollections?

consumedbywander.wordpress.com will now be redirected to rheacollections.com If anyone has any pointers on WP and blogging in general, would love to hear from you. “Why the name change?”   “Rhea” is part of my name (pronounced ‘re’, ‘rey’, ‘reeya’). And since this blog will incorporate a collection or “recollection” of my travels, I wanted to make the blog name more personal. A play-on-words was exactly what it needed. And so rheacollections was born. Another reason for the name change is that I’m currently working on a project specifically for all types of travellers and holidaymakers. I needed a brand/product name that will stick and resonate with my target market – YOU! It’s still early days but please stay tuned for updates!   Advertisements

Up for Dicussion – Common Newbie Mistakes

Originally posted on Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY:
Leading on from the post last week about critiquing I thought this week we could have a look at common mistakes that people make when they first start taking photos.  Of course not everyone does these things, but some people do. I just thought of something new to do with a post like this, I think it will work, let’s give it a try.  I know a few things that many people do when they start, but it has been over 20 years since I started, so what if I start the post and you guys finish it.  What I mean is, I will list a few things, and you will see what I do, and if you can think of additions to the list, then tell me in a comment, after I publish the post, I will leave the post in edit format on my computer and as you think of things to add I will add them and continually update the post.  I am home today so…

#SnapSydney Captures Sydney In A Digital Time Capsule

#SnapSydney A Day In The Life is an initiative by NewsLocal newspapers which aims to document Sydney over 24 hours on 26th November 2014. The campaign, which has already gone viral on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, has received over 7,000 photos (and counting!) and aims to showcase just why Sydney is the best place on Earth. According to the Daily Telegraph, everyone is invited to take a picture that sums up what daily life means to them and to share it with fellow Sydneysiders. The rules are simple: Upload an image of an ­essential part of life or a picture of how Sydneysiders like to relax, accompanied with the #SnapSydney hashtag. The best images will be featured in the various NewsLocal newspapers in the coming days. As a Sydneysider, I wanted to do my part and get involved and uploaded these on my Twitter page: *The above photo is a collaboration between my friend Anna Tran (who took the photo from her work window) and myself (photo editing). Read on for more information or get involved: #SnapSydney: One day …

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) In Peru & How You Can Combat It

I’m no doctor – let me just put it out there. But I have experienced altitude sickness so debilitating (or at least that’s how I felt), that I almost bought a return ticket back home from South America. According to Altitude.org, altitude sickness has three forms: The common mild altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS), which is said to be quite similar to a hangover. Headaches, nausea, and fatigue are common symptoms. Altitude.org warns that if you have AMS, you should take this as a warning sign that you are at risk of the serious forms of altitude sickness. HAPE, and HACE*. Both HAPE and HACE can be fatal within hours. (More information can be found on their website). That backpacking trip my husband and I did to South America really tested our overall endurance. We trained physically and mentally for a year (running, circuit training, weights you name it) knowing that we were going to do a lot of trekking and walking around. But we soon found out that altitude has a way of creeping up on …