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30 Days of Photos - Prelude

Are you ready for this?

I'm not.

Sure I like to take pictures.

But I'm not a photographer.

I'm not a master of light, focus, composition or zoom control.

I point and shoot.

And my camera of choice is my iPhone.

I was out yesterday taking pictures in preparation for next week's topics.

Not easy.

But challenging.

And it should be fun.

And to me, that's what this is all about. Fun. At least that'll be my take. Because, dammit Jim,  I'm not a photographer.

We kick off Sunday, April 1 - me and a handful of other bloggers. I'm not sure who all is involved in this little exercise. When I do find out I'll post them here so you can visit them all. I do know Mike from Too Many Mornings and Ziva at Ziva's Inferno are involved. This is their brainchild, after all. And they're both very accomplished photographers. I hate them both.

And Bryan from Unfinished, 00dozo from When I Reach and Nicky and Mike from We Work For Cheese will be snapping their little hearts out too. I shutter to think what they'll all come up with. (Um, that was a little pun, there.)

Because this endeavour will push aside my regular blog activities, I'll be posting Pause Ponder and Pun and Sunday Funnies to dufus dazemy other blog. I'll be sure to post a link each time.

And, as for 30 Days of Photos, I'll be posting a pic each day at 8am Eastern Daylight Time. Why? Because Ziva said so and she's the boss. She wants us to all flood the internet with our stunning masterpieces at the same time. For example, Ziva will be posting at 15:00 Eastern European Summer Time. But nasty Ziva left it to the rest of us to figure out just when that was in our time zones. Just so you know.

So get set for Sunday. And...



00dozo said…
Hell, just because I have a digital SLR camera doesn't mean my pictures will be any better than yours (I'm still trying to figure out the functions of all of the damn buttons on the thing). It's going to be fun to see all of the photos, particularly the first one. If you ask me, I think Ziva and BonyMike thought that one up as an April Fools joke.

nonamedufus said…
Ohhh, a digital SLR. Well, excuuuuuuuse me. There are some tough ones over the 30 days, including the first day. I mean, how do you take a picture of silence?
Mikewj said…
If you think Silence is tough, imagine how hard it must be for me, Noname. Silence isn't my thing.
Mike said…
I'll be taking most of my pics with my phone too, mainly because it's easier. And yep, the categories sound tough, but it's also a good way to get creative.
Ziva said…
I am indeed the boss, and you just called the boss nasty. I'll have you know I own a riding crop and I'm not afraid to use it.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, this should really be a challenge for you, Michael.
nonamedufus said…
Let's hear it for the camera phones!
nonamedufus said…
Did you say riding crop? Isn't that day 13, Ziva?
Ziva said…
Why yes, dufus, yes it is... I'm glad we agree. ;)
nonamedufus said…
Woo-hoo! Giddyup!!!

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