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San Francisco, CA, March 2007
As we've seen with this week's Thematic Photographic journey, happiness can take on many forms. (Not sure what I'm talking about? Click here. I'll wait.) For me, happiness is knowing that I've had a good, productive day of churning and sharing ideas with really smart people, then turning those exchanges into something tangible and cool, like an article or an interview. It's an absolute gas, but often by the end of the day, I feel like I could sleep for a week.
So happiness could mean kicking back with the remote and resting the body and mind for a little bit. We don't always have to be "on", after all.
Your turn: Right? Wrong?
About last week's traffic-themed long exposure: I love these kinds of shots not only because the results are so weird-looking, but because of the process I get to follow in shooting them. There's a certain personal sense of peacefulness - a photographer's zen, if you will - that I get when it's just me, my tripod-mounted camera and a remote control in my hand. It's one of the few moments during any given day when I can completely control every element and ignore everything else. Not that I deliberately want to ignore folks, of course, but there's something to be said for unplugging for a bit every once in a while. I'll stop rambling now. Your turn...
This week, honorable menschens go to the following good folks:
- Heidi: "Moving at the Speed of LIFE."
- Awareness: "Life in the fast lane..."
- Barb: "The River of Time."
- Em: "Going nowhere fast."
- Christy: "While I stand still..."
- Craziequeen: "So, sir, did you get the registration plate?"
- Bradley: "TRON."
- Sarah: "Don't blink."
- Salubrina: "Bended light."
One more thing: I've noticed a few comments in recent weeks from visitors who've said they didn't post their own photos because they weren't "perfect" enough. This photo, a quick snap with barely-adequate lighting and composition, is far from perfect, and I'm sharing it here for a reason. Specifically, not every photo needs to be ideal. As long as it sends a message, or touches the eye and the brain in some way, then it's worth sharing. I think we need to get a little more comfortable sharing the merely adequate snaps as well, since photography is more about participation than perfection. I hope this encourages more people to post whatever they've got.
Thanks for "menschens"...
As for this week:
Setting the scene...
Have a great week, Carmi!
With the patch on his right eye, and the constant nagging of his wife Gladys, Abner didn't really get the full viewing enjoyment of his new T.V.
Hey Carmi. disregard the last post. When it first came up. it only displayed 1/2 the T.v. and a huge amount of wall Hence the comment
Here is my Happy post: http://swile67.blogspot.com/2008/10/thematic-photographic-happy.html
Love this caption this photo...but am blanking at a creative caption for it! Have a great week!
The feet made me laugh.
I have a set on my Flickr just for feet in the air! I did get a few goofy looks at the soccer game yesterday when I was teetering on the edge of my seat with my boots in the air.
Thank God we don't always have to be "on". I look forward to watching a show or two each night - a sort of check your brain at the door (unless the show is Jeopardy) and relaxing!!
Ok, I'll think of some more....it's early Monday morning and I'm sneaking a peak while at work.
I also wanted to let you know I've posted another Happy Happy post and I'm REALLY Happy with the results. Can't wait for you to check it out!!
Speaking of pictures - most of the best aoudience pictures that I have of my show were taken from members of the audience while the show was going on.
Great point about pictures Carmi.
look mom no feet on the telly
TOEtally blocking the view
TOEnight we bring you a glimps of his feet
Combining the image and the theme, I take inspiration from Warner Bros. ......"Happy Feet" :DDD
Other caption entries:
"Best feet forward" ;D
"Caught flat-footed" ;D
"Are you putting your foot err..feet down??"
Have a happy monday, carmi!
Wow, Carmi! (blushing) Thanks for the praise and I'm glad that you liked my caption for last week. Life feels very much like a blur. Time just seems to fly by so quickly!
this week: "Barely watching"
Thanks for the mention! Ooo, this one is fun too!
"Feet first, Brain later."
"Oh hi, T.V."
"Filled like flat bread."
Ack! Moi and I must have great minds, because we think alike. Well, in lieu of "Happy Feet," the best I can do is
"Prime time relaxing time."
just settling down to watch Tootsie
look ma, no hands!
keep your toes in line
you can pick your friends, you can pick at your toes, but don't let your toes pick out your shows.
~thanks for the honorable menschen.
Twinkle toes takes a time out
Did someone say "toeing the line" yet?
Oh no! I'm disappearing into a Black Hole ... Help!
I've been thinking all week on this one and got nothing. So, how bout a museum-style caption:
Feet with Television?
Or better yet Television with Feet?
Or maybe Balancing Feat?
Aw, maybe I should just go to bed.
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