Monday, December 28, 2009

the year that was

light rain
Over at flickr, people are posting and discussing their worst photos of 2009. Which made me think that, while I take a lot of fairly lame photos, the vast majority of them never actually make it out of the camera. However, the evidence is pretty irrefutable that I did take the time and trouble to upload the one posted above. And all I can say is: WTF was I thinking?

I'm sure I had some totally awesome concept in mind when I took the picture. See, like, it was raining! And the raindrops were, like, falling! On the porch! And there was light! That was reflecting! On the raindrops!

Um, yeah. Whatever.

Anyway, moving right along, we now come to the interactive part of the post. What's your worst photo or post from the past year? The one that makes you cringe when you think about it? The one that you really, really want to forget? But, before you consign it to the memory hole, how about telling us all about it (with, possibly, a link)? You know you want to.

8 comments:

Jayme said...

Pretty much all my photos are pretty crappy, I really need to learn how to use my camera LOL

passingwindows said...

Unfortunately a lot of my life makes me want to cringe. Most days I can think of something I have said or done and only by thinking "moving forward, moving forward, MOVING ON!" can I forget a little of the cringe factor.

Photos, well, I have more distance. Some are good, some are odd, some are bad but it bothers me less than the wacky things I say.

Lavender Luz said...

Writing-wise, this was my embarrassment, as evidenced by the comments.

I like your photo. I like seeing through your eyes.

Jen said...

Um, due to the magic of digital, I have erased most horrible pics from the camera, and/or the computer, and/or my memory. I keep ones sometimes where other people look awful(ly silly). So I can laugh at them.

But yeah, my share of out of focus, blurred, focused on something six feet behind the subject of the photo, etc. pics this year.

angie said...

Yeah, I can't help but feel like passingwindows. Lots of cringe-able moments. Lots of I-wish-I-could-have-erased-that-post-before-it-posted-to-reader, because after it goes live, what is the point? There are WAY too many to name. I can only hope that next year my impulse control is better.

This weekend, I was looking through family photographs throughout the year, and found pictures of my finger mangled in a hand blender, which I photographed, uploaded to FB, and then again, right now uploaded on Picasa to share with you here, which is, I recognize, absolutely ridiculous (but I can't link FB here). Not for the faint of heart, but if you ever were curious what happens when you dig out ice cream caked in a hand blender with your index finger, then accidentally bump the on button, then this is the series of photographs for you. http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/f3JYoM8ea2fBcKNM2lVorQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCO7LzbzdzrnyDg&feat=directlink

areyoukiddingme said...

I abhor photography, as it is an integral part of my job. I have about 40-50 photos to take sometime in the near future. In a perfect world, we would have a digital setup, so this would be easy as pie. Unfortunately, since I work for the state, and the state is broke, we're still using 4X5 large format black and white film. Sigh. On the plus side, if it's a crappy photo, I shred it! And I have taken some pretty bad ones...

Trish said...

I usually only take pictures of my kids or friends' kids. Of course, I think they are all gorgeous! I do have many that are out of focus or where the light is a little wierd, but otherwise, I don't want to forget any of them :)

Elle said...

I took photo after photo in Los Angeles of my husband standing on a sidewalk with the "Hollywood" sign in the background, except I somehow failed to get the sign in. Oops.