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.

March 9, 2009

March 09 2009 Watch This

Went to the forge tonight and watched metal bend. Flakes come off, when hot metal is hammered, and collect under the anvil. I love magnets. Put magnets and iron flakes together and get a pretty (as I dubbed it) Forger's Flower. Then, put it in the forge. See what happens. (What happens? The magnet gets hot and loses its magnetism, and the flakes fall off.)

Took 117 photos in the forge tonight. It was hot, and I had no choice but to stand back. The in-the-forge photos came out great. No flash, everything else on auto. One day I'll be braver and start being meticulous with the settings.

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