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Monday, October 28, 2013

Traveling Wels - Salzkamergut Austria Lately...Some Parts with Some Tips


Hi, everyone! I had been on traveling, road trip forth, back and around in Wels and Salzkamergut. We had internet with a speed of Sloth. You know, that animal that moves very slow, look so cute and harmless. Anyway, I have been keeping update on my instagram @Chachamisu, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook (which are linked to each other). I had to pass a lot of photos from few days before. May be I'll share them in the future if it's okay not to be always actual. :))

Have you had travel, road trip lately or a little walk perhaps? I love it in Indian Summer Autumn season. The colors are incredible but the weather is not yet so cold. It's my fave time of the year.

So here are my instagram photos from the start of my road trip especially for you who prefer to see them here on my blogspot blog with some tips along!

Start of the trip. It was after 7.30 n the morning and still dark.
On the road the full moon was at our front and the sun rise at our back at the same time!
In Wels we stayed at our fave youth hotel Jugendherberge Alter Schl8hof which full of graffiti/murals around it. It maybe the cheapest accomodation, clean and nice. It has dormitories,  double bed rooms, public kitchen and perfect location near the expo centre.
In Wels we attend Caravan Salon and chasing dream of a trip with mobile home like this. Lol. It's even better than our appartment.
In Wels there is also lovely animal garden (mini zoo) with black swans, running free peacocks etc. The best part is: it's free entry! High recommended also for family with kids.
From Wels, along the road to Gosau the autumn views were totally breathtaking. I shouln't fall asleep! Awesome autumn colors of the leaves and foliage covering the mountains, creek....hmmm I love autumn nature.
In Gosau we stayed at Alpen Hut that maybe also the cheapest accomodation especially if you become member of Alpenverein. The whole beautiful traditional style house for only us two (it can accomodate more people).
In Bad Ischl we visit Kaiservilla, that was the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. It is beautiful but not allowed to take pictures inside.
Saving holiday/travel tips: look around where there are brochures in supermarket, cafe, or information centre of your destination (and around) for discount and promo. We found in supermarket brochures of buy two pay one entry tickets for a lot of nature park, museum, boat tour and another tourism sites.

I wore a plaid coat dress from Mango, velvet legging and beret beanies from H&M. Boots belonged to my mother in law (RIP). The Indian Summer sunshine was so hot so it was too warm outfit :).

One complex area in Kaiservilla is also photo museum. In this time of the year where the dry autumn leaves were hanging down its iron vintage patio it looked like a beautiful yet mysterious ghostly palace.
Expect more photos in the future! I hope you like my quick post this time. Have a super inspiring day and pleasant trip if you're on the way.

Chacha :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DIY Using Sunglasses Lenses as Photo Filter

Few days ago I did a little experiment with Firmoo sunglasses. I used the lenses as photo filter. It was easy peasy and not that I invented it, you may have already known. Easy and fun as I always bring sunglasses when I am out under the sun.

The lenses I used were brown tinted lenses. I used pocket camera Canon Power Shot A720 IS. Oldie but goodie (bought in fleamarket). I had no rules except put the lens in front of the camera lens and ta daaaaa. I enjoyed the unperfect effects, the blur of the frames, reflection of something or light streaks. I had some experiments with other lenses and so far brown tint is what I like most. Here are some of the results, with and without lenses.

Oh by the way, I remember Beautiful Mess blog had made photo filters with plastic sheet, draw or color something on the sheet with marker and it's also interesting. Maybe I could try or combine with my glasses sometimes later.

Coba coba eksperimen menggunakan lensa brown tint kacamata sebagai foto filter. Ga pakai aturan khusus tinggal pegang aja lensa kacamata depan lensa kamera. Mau miring, agak jauhan, bingkainya kelihatan, de-el-el. Biarkan hasilnya jadi kejutan. Saya sendiri suka hasil efek ga sempurna seperti pada kamera toy. Menurut saya efek yang dihasilkan dari lensa kacamata brown tint ini paling cocok buat pemandangan dan suasana musim gugur atau gaya tempo doeloe. Saya sudah coba juga menggunakan jenis lensa kacamata yang lain tapi sejauh ini saya paling suka dengan brown tint. Beginilah contoh hasilnya; foto tanpa filter dan dengan filter. Scroll down...:)

Using sunglasses brown tint lenses as photo filter.
Left = without, right = with filter.
No other edit except resize and collage.
Left = without sunglasses lens, right = with brown tint sunglasses lens
Left = without filter, right = with filter
Without filter.
I've known these pretty fuchsia colors flowers as a little girl in Indonesia. I and my girl friends pinched them until became like wet pulp and put them on our nails for few minutes to color our nails.
With filter. Bigger look from the collage.
The filter effect on man figure. He was wearing white clothes and blue vest.
I personally think brown tint sunglasses lens suit for autumn view.
I like the unperfect effect of the sunglasses frames or reflection of something..I don't know really what has made the horizontal streak.
The sunglasses frames or maybe the reflection of camera zoom frames made surprising effect like on toy analog camera.
By the way, I like the plaid blazer with elbow patches that woman was wearing.

Have you done experiment like this too? How is the results?

Wish you a super inspiring time!
Chacha



Thursday, October 3, 2013

I Won Firmoo Sunglasses and They Won My Heart (with Review)


Early autumn look with Firmoo sunglasses

Smile...I won sunglasses
Closer look Firmoo sunglasses
Say cheese with Firmo sunglasses
Hi, I'm back, and it's October already!

Few weeks ago I won a pair of sunglasses from Firmoo. The giveaway was at Chocolate Sarcasm blog. These sunnies instantly won my heart as I've been wearing them almost everyday! Thanks Firmoo and Sianna!

Lately I had problem with my eyes. I can't read, work on my computer or watching something moving for long time. Oh, that's baaaaaad. I don't know what has happened. I also got sudden bad wrinkles (not the aging gracefully ones) and nasty syringomas (little benign papules like milias but from overgrowth of sweat duct). I got frustation! Though...I feel terrible complaining again and again about my series of unfortunate events in my blog, hehehe. Sorry sorry. Sei dank, my sight is better now.

Thus..anyway...won a pair of sunglasses is absolutely a good lucky thing!

I choose these #FS04 Brown Acetate with brown tint sunglasses from Firmoo Classic Series. Unfortunately the same model has been unavailable anymore. There are similar frames available and a lot more various styles you may want to check them out at Firmoo.

Wearing them for more than a week already, here is my review.

COMFORT. Yes! If not then they can be my fave right now. It's most important thing. I prefer acetate material right now cause it's more light and comfortable for me. I don't feel pressure on my temples. I have metal frame round sunglasses also from Firmoo that I like the look so much but as time goes by I rarely wear them cause the plastic or acetate ones are more comfy. See my old post here.

LOOK. Classic, look like Ray Ban Wayfarer, with clear brown slightly tortoise acetate frames, they are very easy to pair with various outfits. The lenses are not as big as I thought but I think they suit me ....haha what do you think?

FUNCTION. At first I wasn't sure they have UV filter cause on the site it was only mentioned tint and there were advance options with cost addition. I wrote to Firmoo and they answer my question and confirmed that the lenses have UV filter already. If you are still not sure you can bring them to your optician. Anyway, I have worn them under the sun and they're great in reducing glare.

One more function: the lenses can be a fun effect filter for photos! See photo below as teaser cause more about this would be in one of my future post! Note: I didn't edit this photo except resize and put a tiny watermark.

Using sunglasses lenses (brown tint) as photo filter
ADDITIONAL. I like that if you buy sunglasses at Firmoo they always come with hard case, soft shell pocket case, cleaner cloth, some screw spares and even a mini screw driver which also a key chain so they put my anxiety of my own carelessness a little at ease. (Gee...I copy paste few words from my past Firmoo review :)).

Firmoo sunglasses classic series package

SERVICE. I think Firmoo has a good service. Pretty fast delivery (sorry I am lazy doing the math for more details right now), updating process and order status on your account, replying my questions on facebook and e-mail. They also have online feature to try the glasses virtually, community, examples on users, and there are a lot of reviews about on the internet.

More to say...again, I wrote this review not because they asked me nor I'm affiliate but because I often search for reviews of various things or products my self so sharing this maybe it could be useful for somebody else. 

Do you have experience with Firmoo glasses too? How is it?

Wish you a super inspiring day!

xo,
Chacha

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