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.

February 10, 2009

February 10 2009 A Lesson from the Ancients

Art chapter three, after reading about cave drawings and Egyptians, the people of the Two River Country* did not bake their bricks but instead only what they glazed, because they did not have an abundance of wood to burn for firing. With these tiles, they built mosaics. Also, the Girl Scouts will be exchanging Valentines this week so girl-student needed some to hand out. Double whammy. Mosaic valentines.

With regular batteries that will die soon in the machine, I return to my regular equipment. Having learned how to cope with flash lighting, I stepped back, zoomed in, and voila. Useful photo.

Bonus points if you can list two of these four civilizations, a valentine in the mail if you can name all four.

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