Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Self contemplation...

today.... my blog exists 1 year! this was my first post, a pic of CaT (cat and tim) on a couch (and not much more) in some apartment somewhere in boston. i came up with the idea during our long and boring flight. since a few years i enjoyed taking photos and some i was using as my screensaver on my laptop. i would always be glad when colleagues came into my office, we would be talking, my screensaver would start, and they would start watching those pics, and occasionally say; oh, thats a nice photo!
then we moved and i wanted another means of showing pics, and to a greater audience than people happening to see my screensaver, and came up with the (i thought) original idea of posting one pic, one, and not more, per day. besides, the title of the post could not be more, or less, than 2 words. in the beginning i found it rather difficult to be allowed only one pic, but those were the rules i set... :) i liked that it made me think more carefully about pics i was taking; one pic should eventually have to show it all! it also made me more daring (sometimes).. i would think when getting shy; oh, i do need to take this picture "for my blog"!  never been  much interested in blogs, i discovered countless people have one. soon i found citydailyphoto; based on the concept of showing 1 pic a day of the city you live in..... 
ah well... not original, but very enjoyable, most of the times... :) too bad recently i dont have much time taking pics and rely on what i take on sundays.. too bad i so often am indecisive on what pic to pick... like today.. :) so i thought to, like last year, choose a picture taken with my laptop. this one is from nearly a year ago, at my desk in the lab....when my watch was still in one piece, and i still dared wearing it. now that it has been repaired (that took months! and quite some money.. :( , i am too afraid to drop it again, or to expose it to all the watch-unfriendly chemicals in the lab.
but... against my own rules, i also wrote far too much today!

9 comments:

CaT said...

oh, actually self-contemplation is one word.... but... shhh..!

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Like they say, time flies when you are having fun :)
I like your photography!
Looking forward to see more cool captures CaT!

Eyeliquor in Seattle ;)

Walk in New York said...

Felicitation pour l'anniversaire de ton blog, et bravo pour tes photos, c'est un plaisir de passer sur ton blog. BONNE CONTINUITE

Sylvia Neumann said...

wow now you have even french followers and all over the US, I am jealous. Can you refer to my blog again, maybe I keep writing then, hahahahahaha.

I really like how you made your own rules, followed them and then experienced an improvement, doesn't that make you proud?! I really like your blog, had little time, to really look at it (and not just in a hurry) and let it sink in the past weeks, but I miss it!!!

biebkriebels said...

Well as I said before, I like to visit your blog, the original photo's, the texts, so please keep going on.

Bitter End said...

Congratulations! A pleasure to walk hereabouts. To read and to look at photographies. Thank you

Tim said...

haha sylvia misses your blog, but it's not gone :D anyway very good job sticking with your blog, and now it becomes easier i think to find the motivation to keep writing it!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

Congratulations on the 1 year, it's an achievement to hang in there! I enjoy your blog so thanks for the effort you put in to it.

CaT said...

every now and then i will go back to these comments.. :) so nice!!
thank you!