Friday, July 30, 2010


Lift: 003:365


OK, folks, I'm going to be off-grid for a week starting tomorrow morning. I'll be back, uploading, viewing and commenting, next weekend. By the way, there's at least one new person on The Crew page and there may be a couple more in the next day. Please roll out the welcome mat.

The prompt for next week--starting on Wednesday--is scrub.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Portrait of the artist as simpleton

OK, I promise future posts won't be wordy, but I can't resist sharing today's camera mis-adventures.

I got to work this morning and, ever the keener, decided I needed to change the display outside the Children's Literature Collection. "What ho," I thought. "I could make a display of photography-themed picture books." I searched the catalogue and assembled a stack of fantastic books around me. That's when I thought, "maybe I should kick off Project 365 with a self-portrait." Because I had only my little point and shoot camera with me, I thought if I composed the shot beforehad it could be intersting.



Talk about the painfully literal. Who is Sue? Why, just count to 365 with me and you will see. Gag.

Wait. It gets worse. I tried this next shot but holding the camera at arm's length almost got the better of me. That look on my face is there because I almost dropped the camera when I snapped the shutter.


Why, yes, this picture is nothing more than a Freudian snap.

So can we answer the question? Are simple pictures art?


Gawd, I am so literal.

But wait. It gets even worse. This next shot has the camera angle off kilter, and it is the best and most meaningful of the bunch.


Yep. You're reading it right. "Sue IS simple."

Moving right along. I deep-sixed the painfully awkward photo shoot and took my daughter to the wading pool instead.


Self-portrait: 001:365

Tommorrow. A single picture. No words. God help me.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The countdown is on. Project 365 starts tomorrow. If you want to take part and haven't already let me know, please do so. What I need from you is the name you are comfortable having me use on this blog (on The Crew page) and a url or urls to where you'll keep your photos.

Some of the folks doing Project 365 are using Flickr; some are using a blog; some are using both. Please make sure you get to know who is involved and where to find them. If someone from The Crew asks to be your contact on Flickr, please accept them. This will make it easier for me to form a Flickr group for us later on if we find we need one. It will also allow anyone who wants to keep their photos private to only known Contacts to do so. I should add that I know everyone participating in this project and will vouch for them.

When you start posting photos tomorrow, please remember our file naming convention (001:365, 002:365), and, if you're using Flickr, our group tag: #fellow365ers. The rest of the project details can be found here.

I'll be away from the Internet for a week starting on Saturday; I will be sure to post next week's prompt before I go. I'll also upload a week's worth of photos on my return.

This week's prompt is sustenance; and while I know the Project hasn't started yet, I needed to kick the tires to make sure everything is working ok. Here are my T minus 3, 2, 1 shots.


-001:365: All on a Summer's Day


-002:365: The Knave of Hearts


-001:365: The Queen of Hearts

Questions? Comments? Ready to jump on the band wagon? Let me know.