Teary Tuesday or not the @ nite I'd planned
Said co-worker has been right more often than not so when my body had no interest in rolling out before 10am, and my right eye was still crying for Argentina, I took it as a sign to let my body rule the rest/roost for one more day.
Today's words were checks, food, cover, begins with B, @night, grain, gold, begins with T, and rock.
Now, had I felt well enough to make it into work yesterday and today (and not felt the work late siren song), my thinking was a post work trip to the JCC for knit@nite and the annual potluck.
In great grand theory that plan would have had me brazen enough to whip out a camera and shoot food and the group to meet the food and @ night prompts.
My truth? I might have managed a photo of the exterior of the JCC for an @ nite shot but never have screwed up the brass to photograph the food and people of Knit @ nite.
Grain would ideally be a wheat shaft, dried husk of corn, some rolled oats, or maybe a hearty artisan loaf on a wooden cutting board with some interesting wood grain.
Of those ideals, I could easily deliver the wood grain idea from multiple options. Of the wooden pieces most likely to strut their stuff, my Mission style oak table's extension leaves are always ready for a closeup and lemon oil while the mahogany pieces are fussier about lightingso the less troublesome pieces got the nod.
Of course I took the cameras and the photo prompts.
Starts with T -- trellis. I masked the less than perfect focus (good composition/cropping though) with the GIMP's old photo and fuzzy border filters. I'm sure I'll revisit this image but it was after 17:00 and my Tuesday ladies were waiting and I didn't want to keep them worrying.
So, shopping (nothing came home with me but I did enable), visiting, schmoozing and I was walking home mindful of the @night photo prompt and my fondness for things best shot with manual settings.
Getting Jimmy Wong's neon sign in focus has challenged me a time or two so I'm delighted with today's photo. Not perfect but one of my best efforts to date.
Once I'm emboldened by a successful night shot, I can never quite resist trying a few more. Sometimes, as today, I don't even need post upload gamma or other colour corrections. Don't judge, I'm working on it.
The last of today's photos is one of those wow, I love it shots that you don't expect to come out without needing help. Last photo on the day so I quit while I was ahead.
Tomorrow's words: sport, looking down, begins with V, begins with A, texture, rock, angle, paper, electric.
I have a looking down plus rock composition in mind but art paper may have to wait.