Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Freeze Or I'll Shoot

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In case you couldn't figure it out ... when I go hunting (which is pretty much every day) ... my weapon of choice is my Canon camera. Seriously though, since I started this project365 picture a day, that image above is pretty much how many people might be likely to see me ... peering out from behind the lens. I carry my camera with me everywhere I go. And I take pictures of anything that catches my interest.

For instance, this picture below is the one I really wanted to use for my 12 Jan picture of the day:

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Unfortunately, I just couldn't come up with any sort of story to go with it.

And besides, I'd like to be able to look back on these pictures at some time in the future and have them invoke fond memories. lol, and if I'm having fond memories of a wall ... well, that would be sad.

As for the picture that I did choose to use for today ... not the greatest photograph in the world ... reflected off the back of the truck mirror (seems to be my favorite "prop" lately) ... but it works ... mainly because I have very few pictures of ME.

Ok, enough rambling. Time for homework, then bed.

Happy Tuesday!
todd

6 comments:

  1. Hi Todd, I am really enjoying this series of photographs. As for 466, I like the pic but would struggle for a story too although the surroundings look fairly bleak.
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Phanthai Norasing Shrine Samut Sakhon Thailand =-.

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  2. Do you ever feel self conscious taking that big ol camera out everywhere? Cuz, I used to do it with pink little point & shoot no problem, I'd bust it out at a restaurant without thinking twice. But now, I feel so weird taking my big old dslr out in public. Or taking pictures around the neighborhood, I wonder what people must think.

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  3. Hi Mike,

    Thanks, glad you're enjoying it. I'm sort of having fun, but only two weeks into it, it's kind of a challenge to come up with something interesting every day ... both for the picture and the blog. But then again, I suppose it's better than just not writing anything at here at all for like a month at a time :-)

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  4. Hi Ari,

    lol, yes ... in fact, I almost bought another little point and shoot camera to carry around with me every day ... just to make it easier ... not necessarily less embarrassing.

    Actually though, what I've found, is if you just tell people Why it is that you're carrying your camera around with you, they'll probably even Want to be in your pictures. In your case, you should have your flickr page book marked on your eye phone ... show them one of those crystal pictures ... then pull out the real thing, and hypnotize them with it ;-)

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  5. We know the pics are "things Todd saw," so I concur that written words are not imperative.

    Todd wrote: >>Actually though, what I’ve found, is if you just tell people Why it is that you’re carrying your camera around with you, they’ll probably even Want to be in your pictures.<<

    Snaps you take of colleagues there would be a great blessing for families at home to see. Maybe you have a whole new tribe of Flickr viewers out there. :-)

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  6. Hi JL,

    Yes, over the next couple of months, I definitely hope to include a few more pictures of my workmates ... "in action" if at all possible :-)

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