The other day, Dana over at Mamalogues had the brilliant idea to document her day - just the normal things you do each day - in a series of photos. She invited the blogging community to join in and create a group on Flickr just for these photos. The group name is "A Day in the Life."
Well, this was just the kick in the posterior that I needed to start working on my flickr.com website, so I uploaded a few pictures that I thought would fit her theme, and I was off! Unfortunately, in retrospect, I think I kind of missed the point of her theme on Tuesday. I picked up on the idea of "documenting moments you'd like to stretch out a little longer" and had selected a couple of photos that fit that idea. However, when I gave it more thought, I realized that she probably intended the series of photos to represent one single day of your life.
So, for Wednesday I decided to start over and do just that. Before I went to bed on Tuesday (technically that happened on Wednesday, too, but who's to quibble?) I set out our little Canon point and shoot camera to get ready for a day of photography...photography of the "ordinary." The shot that is included in this post was the first shot of the day and my series. When I woke up, I grabbed the camera and took this picture from the vantage point of where I first opened my eyes and what I saw.
I really like this picture! The funny thing is that it is not technically a great picture, the focus is on the background rather than the intended foreground, but still it appeals to me. Perhaps it is all about the rubber ducky.
It turned out to be a lot of fun working on this photo "assignment." I plan to do it again, sometime.
To see my series of seventeen photos for Wednesday, June 18th, 2008, click here.
To see the series submitted by other members of this group, click here.
To get to my photo website on flickr, click here.
If you actually know me, or you write a blog I read, or you have commented on my blog, or you are one of my twitter contacts, send me a note with your flickr information and I will include you as a "friend", which will allow you to see even more photographs as I begin organizing and uploading photos. I have over 11,000 digital photos to work my way through, so a lot of material is coming your way!