Tuesday, February 14, 2006

shed



Ten months into the photoblogging experiment known as "The Farmers Wife" it has occurred to me that it might be time to reflect on the experience.

Photoblogging sounds like a fun creative endeavor, and it is, but the "fun factor" wears off quickly and then it's time to get serious or get out. Serious means making a commitment and this requires no small measure of time. It's also a good idea to have a mission statement of sorts, even if it's only in your mind.

There are no luxuries in photoblogging - time is not on your side. Like a newspaper, a deadline looms each day. There is no luxury of waiting for the perfect sunset, the perfect season, the perfect storm, the perfect lighting or the perfect moment. It's making a silk purse from a sow's ear, finding beauty in the commonplace, and looking at your world through a strangers eyes. It's thinking outside the box or reveling in cliche's. It's whatever you say it is.

It's a daily ritual - a meditation on life.

8 comments:

Scott Holtzman said...

"It's making a silk purse from a sow's ear, finding beauty in the commonplace...."

You do it so well!

john said...

I am glad that you are still at it because for me both the photos and comments are a daily treat.

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mr bill said...

Well said, Suzanne. And lovely image.

srp said...

Yes, your photos always bring me back to my grandfather's farm and all the childhood memories. Then I write them down for my own daughter to have for her children. Perhaps the next generation will know more about their grandparent's childhoods than we do about our grandparents.

KatKit13 said...

I love these quietly still-standing buildings.

What does the piece on the lower part of the door say? Is there words on it?

Rachel said...

You do a great job at it and the pictures are great each day, and much appreciated.

Tim Rice said...

There's something sacred about this old building. It seems as if it has a story to tell. It makes me stop a moment and meditate.

Sandra said...

Wonderful words and a wonderful photo. I love the subtle colours in this one.