My 13 things

Today’s challenge was another stumper. Since it’s day thirteen, the challenge was to photograph “yourself with 13 things.”

Not enough guidance for my liking. 13 things….related things? random things? How can I take an interesting photo that includes 13 random things?

Finally, it came to me in the form of the goodwill box. Here is a photo of me, with 13 things, that I’m going to get rid of! I even got to do a little more clearing out of my closet to bring the number up to thirteen!

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13 things

I see now that I need to learn a bit more about lighting, as well as more about photoshop – there’s a weird reflection on the gloves and sweatshirt from the table that I couldn’t get to go away when I used the reversed B&W effect.








“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Standing Tall

The skyscrapers of Seattle were all standing at attention for the setting sun as we drove into the city yesterday evening.

With the buildings looking all shiny and the sky so blue in the background I thought I should take a shot.

The Seattle 'backdrop'









Happy Superbowl everyone!