An Observation

Fact:  If I look to hard, I won’t see it.   Has this ever happen to you?  For example, I really want a pair of cool leather boots.  I know exactly what I want, heel height, color, . . . stylish but comfortable, and a price that won’t put me in the poor house.   Seriously, somebody out there must make a pair that meets all my criteria.  Two years of searching and I still haven’t found that perfect pair.   Am I trying too hard?

This is even truer for me when it comes to my photography.    I noticed this with last month’s photo club’s scavenger hunt.  When I went out to find the items (look up, fresh, and metal), I just couldn’t see them or, if I did, honestly, they just didn’t meet my criteria for being interesting enough.  But when I reversed it and matched random photos I had taken to the items … Wa-la! There they were.  This month’s challenge is not much different.  It’s a letter search (you know where you take a photo of something that looks like a letter and then spell a word).  Once again, as soon as I stopped looking for the perfect letter, i.e. the perfect shot, they started appearing like magic.   I promise, I’ll share my letters in a couple of weeks.  But for now, here are last month’s finds: look up, fresh, and metal.

Took this with my iPhone on my walk home from work

 The last days of summer {sigh}

These fish were just hanging around (literally).

And who knows, maybe this will be the year I find that perfect pair of boots too!


It’s the holiday season with whoop-de-do. . .

  These are those kinds of lyrics that get stuck in your head . . .

And I have plenty of whoop-de-do going on.  Finals are coming up and I have a paper due.  I have been preparing for the Photo Club’s exhibit and the Holiday Dinner (boy, I hope I ordered enough food).  So don’t forget, if you’re in the area the exhibit is open to public December 10 & 11th (see previous post for time & place).   Oh, and I can’t forget Christmas is just three weeks away =0.  But that hasn’t stopped me from getting out there and shooting.  Last weekend it was Valley Forge and an 0ver-40-something’s annual turkey bowl football game, the weekend before that NY City.  And I still have Longwood Gardens and a return trip to Valley Forge (hopefully with some snow on the ground) on my list of destinations in the coming weeks.  It’s no surprise that I am a little behind on getting photos up on my webpage . . . aw heck, I have all winter, right? 

. . . and hickory dock
And don’t forget to hang up your sock
“Cause just exactly at 12 o’clock
He’ll be coming down the chimney
Coming down the chimney
Coming down the chimney, down!

Just in case you were wondering how the rest of the verse went =)