I know that my blog is beginning to look as though it’s suffering from an identity crisis, but I promise that there is a method to my madness.
In my ongoing pursuit of making this space more reflective of me as a person, rather than me as a reader and cook, I enlisted the help of some friends of mine for suggestions on how to do that. They, in turn, suggested a photo challenge.
I have dabbled in photography for a few years now, having fallen in love with the incredible photographs of Ansel Adams when I was a kid. I figured it would be a very long time before I had an opportunity to try my hand at photography, largely because equipment was expensive. Of course, the odds of having access to a darkroom were also slim.
With the advent of digital photography, a world of possibilities opened up. I bought my first DSLR camera about three years ago now (I call it my “big boy camera”) – a Canon EOS Rebel XSi. It’s a good, solid camera – firmly in the “beginners” category as artistic photography goes. I’ve been very happy with it.
My photography challenge consists of a short list of ideas of places to take pictures and post my shots here on the blog. The list they gave me to start with isn’t terribly long, but it’s a good start. Plus, I was supposed to start this on February 1st, and as you can plainly see, it’s the 5th…so I’m already behind. Figures.
For today’s entry, the instruction was to take a picture “in the kitchen”. The suggestions are purposely vague, forcing me to be creative with this. So here it is:
I know that the shot is about as cliché as one can get. I’ve seen the shot of a line of wine glasses many, many, many times before. I liked this because you can kind of see my goofy self in the center of the stem there. It proves that even when I’m trying to be a bit more high-minded, I still look a little silly.
I’m going to try to do these “shutterbug” entries at least every other day for the month of February. Even though I have a list of what is now seven “suggestions”, I’m going to see if I can think of some on my own and run with it a bit. I hope you guys enjoy it – I think it will be fun!
From the “kind of related to this” file: I’m linking this post to Kallaydoscope’s “I love Tuesdays” – a project she created for people to talk about things they love. It can be anything, from as fundamental as your family to as random as your morning latte (though I consider that fundamental too). Go check it out – it’s a great way to add a little cheer to your day.