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Five months? Means a challenge!


Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Five months? Means a challenge!

So, my website/blog has been online for five months now.* (Is it its fifth mensiversary? Who knows! If it isn’t then I just made that word up, on the basis that mensis means month in Latin and anniversary means a one-year-thing, so… . Also: annus = year. Two year anniversary = wrong! Correct: Second anniverary. Gethe-and-Goth.com, where the random grammar asides come free of charge. Ha.)

But, I digress.

A lot.

More to the point: Five months, people, and more than six thousand visitors, not counting the folks reading on an RSS feed or via livejournal crossposting. Thank you all for dropping by (and keep doing so! :-) ). I hope you like what you’re seeing and reading.

photo by Rika

So, as a thingy-do (very precise word, thingy-do!), and as something I saw elsewhere some years back and have been wanting to do since then anyway, let’s be interactive when it comes to me taking photographs!

How?

What I propose is this: rather than me just  randomly posting photos of things I encounter, I want you to tell me what to photograph, and I will then do my best to fulfill your requests/challenges! Give me a word, a phrase, a mood, an object, … you want to see, and I’ll see what I can find and photograph.

These challenge phrases can, I’d imagine, range from the abstract (something like ‘sad’ or ‘the perfect moment,’ …) to a title one might give a photo, to the semi-concrete (‘something that annoys you,’ ‘something you regret,’ …) or to concrete things like ‘a towel’). I’ll try to fulfill all reasonable (!) requests**, but depending on what you ask for, how many people reply (six thousand in five months, folks), and when I encounter something that I think fits, it might take some time… . If it gets super-busy I might also close this at some point until I have cleared the backlog.

So, anyone want to play?

Fire away!

 
 

*There are posts on here that claim to be older than April 10th, but they’re all backdated – either to the day on which they appeared in my LJ, or so that they don’t clutter up the blog, in the case of the content that I link to on the media page. I picked a random day in the past for those.
 
**I might be ideosyncratic in deciding what I consider to be reasonable and what I don’t, but lets just say that thinga that are too personal are out for sure. My favourite mug? Why not. My toes? Not so much. (Albeit I did once post a close-up of my eye…).

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13 Responses to “Five months? Means a challenge!”

  1. Rafe Says:

    Since you’ve posted a photo of you by Rika, how about a portrait of Rika by you?

  2. Sibylle Says:

    I’d be game, but I totally need to check with Rika to see what she thinks!

  3. JoEllyn Says:

    Sure I’ll play. I’m going to give you two in order of my desire but feel free to do one or both and to interpret them in whatever way makes sense to you as an artist :).

    – joy

    – tree

  4. Sibylle Says:

    Thank you, those are both excellent ideas!

  5. Aryaba Says:

    I’d like a cat.

  6. Sibylle Says:

    When I encounter one, a photo for you there shall be!

  7. Marilisa Says:

    A photo taken from the point of view of a small child.

  8. Sibylle Says:

    I’ll try!

  9. Rika Says:

    I’m happy for you to acquiesce to Rafe’s request – pick a nice one :P

    and since “joy” and “tree” have already been suggested, I’ll go down a different route for 3 (all good things come in threes? ;) suggestions:

    small blue thing
    from another angle
    small mended corner(s)

  10. Sibylle Says:

    Thank you, both for giving permission for posting a photo and for the ideas!!!

  11. Josh Says:

    – something old
    -something new
    – something borrowed

    and, since there’s already a blue thing, how about

    – something true

    instead?
    Pick whatever suits you, fraynd.

  12. Chris C Says:

    Ah, I’ve remembered why I don’t usually come over here from LJ — Javascript. Which loses what I’ve entered if I then realise that I need to enable it…

    The moon, doing something interesting? Or in an interesting place or whatever.

  13. Rika Says:

    I look forward to seeing your photo responses… :) Also, I forgot to say, what I love about this photo is the smile on your face – pleasure in and concentration on the task you’ve elected. Reasons to like, cherish, and respect you. :)

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