Dante's sister Ziva and Lactose Intolerant MikeWJ were the brains(?) behind this little exercise. They were the ones that came up with such themes as "shining", "stalker", "bullshit" and "kafkaesque". How the hell did they come up with these impossible prompts? I think I want what they were drinking.
Now, I'm no photographer. Not like some of the participants who never ceased to amaze day after day. And hats off to them. Their pictures were amazing. In a prelude to this little exercise I blogged "Dammit, Jim, I'm a Blogger Not a Photographer", but in the spirit of the blogger best buddy code I and my iPhone consented to participate.
Kafkaesque - or Kafkamasque?
And so for "shining" I posted a pic of Stephen King's The Shining. For Stalker I ran a picture of stalks of lettuce. An empty roll of toilet paper represented "Bullshit" and part of a collection of ball caps demonstrated "Kafkaesque" (capkaesque).
Unlike others I posted the picture without any explanation. After all this was a photo challenge not a writing one. Others, and you know who you are, chose to post explanatory text to clarify the photo they were using. Apart from a punny statement referring visitors to Ziva's blog for the rest of the pics each day, I left the explaining to the comments.
The City - Old Train Station in Montreal
They say all good things must come to an end. I wouldn't go so far as to say this competition was necessarily a good thing but it's come to an end too.
My Favourite Food - Stash's Polish Restautant - Old Montreal
This challenge was exhausting. A picture a day for 30 days. I must say, though, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the participants every day and seeing what they had posted. There are some very funny and talented people out there. And I enjoyed folks visiting me and leaving comments about my photos. We had some really great dialogues, my friends.
My next endeavour?
You might say I'm taking the Seinfeld approach.
30 Days of Nothing.
For more outtakes link up with Ziva's Infernal Inferno.