Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

January 4, 2009

January 03 2009 The Salvation Army Needs Saving

A lot of emotion today. From laughing my ass off at a vandalized sign saying Shitty Poop Day at the Chamber of Commerce to joy as my son, pushing a traffic cone at the ice rink his first time ever, exclaimed in pure happiness "I'm doing it! I'm skating!" to finally sadness as I repeat to myself "The Salvation Army Needs Saving" as if it were a headline (Capital letters included.)

I was really sad. I could write an essay on how sad I was. For briefness, indulge in this here photo of what looks like garbage, but is really great toys desperate for a new home.

The photo is good as a long shot but I could've left out the car in the background with a different angle, had I taken it into account in the composition stage. The pea-green vs the bright yellow in the foreground is nice, though. I kept the foreground with large items to draw the eye backwards to the clutter. The umbrella seems a futile touch. Generally not a bad shot. 3 for 3. See ya tomorrow.

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