Rarely do I impress myself. And today was no exception.
But I’ve come pretty close to making it one with my contribution to that theme project thingie.
The theme for this month (August ’09) was set by some awkward
bugger blogger who pretends to be a mate of mine (yeah, right) and my initial reaction was “Hell, this is gonna be a real head-scratcher”. What’d he decided on? “Through the eyes of a stranger”, that’s what. Toerag!
Unlike most of the themes that have been set so far nothing sprang to mind fairly quickly. In fact, not putting too fine a point on it, I was completely stumped.
So resort to my favourite tactic when all else fails, and forget all about it… just trust that rather suspect and, frankly, quite unfathomable beast that masquerades as my subconscious to throw up an idea or two in its own good time.
Its a favourite tactic cos so far (and I’m talking here about my entire life wouldya believe) its never failed me. Mind you, there’s always a first time I s’pose.
But sure enough, having ruminated unto itself for a while, it delivers the goodies!
There am I, laboriously and somewhat reluctantly dragging myself from the depths of slumber on Monday last when “Wham!”. An idea for the theme springs unbidden into my thoughts. Along with a lot of other stuff that we don’t really need to go into here. Suffice to say it was all a bit dodgy, as befitting a guy with my somewhat dubious interests!
Only problem was, I didn’t think I’d actually be able to get the shot I wanted. Oh pooh. Neat idea. Shame that neither my kit or me is up to it. So common sense told me I’d best wait for something else to suggest itself.
But then again, suspecting I won’t be able to do something has never stopped me before, so why should I let it now? Hell, if I’d followed the voice of reason, caution and common sense throughout my life I’d probably be… er… well, prob’ly not doing this crazy photography stuff for a start. So stupidity prevailed.
And today I cracked it. Got exactly the shot I wanted, and it turned out to be surprisingly easy.
As I said, I’ve nearly impressed myself.
And no small thanks to my “model” Karen, who’s remarkable eyes she managed to prevent from blinking for the entire little session.