Thursday, October 1, 2009

Photostory Friday: *Sigh*

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Linds


Once upon a time there was a photographer who was supremely confident in his abilities. He had been shooting a picture a day for the entire year, and felt he had really captured some great images.

Along came Photostory Friday, and he found that he had no story. Undaunted, he pressed forward, certain that just browsing through his photo files would yield idea after idea. In fact, he was so confident that he would be successful in this endeavor that he set his screen saver to slide show and vowed -- before the entire Universe -- that he would take the tenth picture that appeared, and write a story about it.




Ummmm.....

This is a really close up shot of a 7-up can.

Ummmm.....

The end.

(After writing this story, the photographer noticed that he currently has 10, 786 photos in iPhoto. He decided that it's time for a little declutterization.)

22 comments:

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for the laugh! I feel like that every Friday lately! Maybe I will have to just pick the 10th one! :)

Lauren said...

LOL! That just made my day!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

WOW, Fabulous shot Chris! It speaks to me. :)

You are fabulous and so are your photos. Sometimes, there doesn't have to be words for a photo to speak to someone. They find their own story in your capture. :)

I have 31,977 in iPhoto. Maybe I should de-clutter. lol!!!

Lindsay said...

Well, if it would have been Cherry 7-Up (with Antioxidants I might add), I would have liked it. But as it stands, it's regular 7-Up and now I feel like I need to go grab a bucket and some saltines and lay on the couch to watch The Flinstones. Thanks.

Emily said...

Almost 11,000 photos...you are a bit trigger happy!
Why did you take a shot of a coke can in the first place?

Mom24 said...

I love that shot.

I don't envy you that declutterization. Not my favorite thing. :-)

Pam Emmons said...

I have 11,000 + pics in my photo files. I should declutter, too. I am also wondering what possessed you to take this picture?

Don't hang this one on the wall, k?

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

hahaha...must have been one of those weeks, huh?

Sheri Stewart said...

I became a Follower of your blog yesterday after finding it through a friend's blog. I am a very, very amateur photographer myself and loved looking at your photos. Didn't want to stay in lurkdom so announcing myself! Hi! I actually think that's a fun photo :)
Sheri
www.stewartsnippets.blogspot.com

kris... said...

Beautiful story, very touching. LOL

T~T said...

good luck with that task!

kaye said...

cleaning is a good thing :) good luck with that.

I like your picture :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

:) Funny! It is an interesting perspective on the 7-up can.

Michelle said...

LOL! You are priceless my photographing friend.

Terri said...

Love the way you're distancing yourself from "that guy."

I just moved alottagigabytes of photos onto an external hard drive. Did wonders for my disk space.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

This is the most beautiful close up of a 7-up can I have ever, ever seen! :-)

Steph said...

Hahaha! That's just funny! I love it! :)

latree said...

what a great story!
*uh, you just made me go to my fridge and grab some coke*

chris, I have a blog contents some snapshots using my cameraphone.
I would be honored if you would like to stop by shots by LA

Heidi said...

*weep* *sniffle* *blubbering* Oh Chris I think this is the most touching post you've written yet!
Just Kidding. That's what I usually seem to be writing in your comment box, so why break tradition right.
Great way to pick a photo story, I might have to try that sometime.
On weeks that I'm stumped, I archive from my family blog. It works well for those that haven't read it before. I think.
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

Haha thanks for the giggle.

xo
Alex

imbeingheldhostage said...

I was moved by the depth behind that photo. Who would've guessed so much angst lie beneath such simplicity?

10,000-- pshaw! I have choked my hard drive with 27,496 (to my husband's disgust-- he's the one trying to move them to different hard drives so that my computer will work properly).

Well Done Chris, you are a hero in my eyes, 7 up can or not.

Momisodes said...

Haha! I can certainly understand the writer's block that comes with these Photostory Friday's.

Now I'm thirsty :)