A bargain at any price.
Exciting news! Next week we will feature a bold (stupid) experiment whereby I will post a photo every day, Monday through Friday at our sister site. What’s so bold (stupid) about that? It’s the same photo every day!!! It sounds like a desperate attempt to get folks to go to that site but, really, the thought never crossed my mind.
I guess I always thought world peace would need a bigger boat – or maybe that’s why this one is for sale.
It sounds so classy to say “sister site” and I am jealous that you’ve used the term. But I have to wonder why no one says “brother site”? Is it the lack of alliteration?
I think “brother site” might have some “1984” overtones to it. That’s “1984” the book, not the year. So many folks are not going to understand that.
Remember when 1984 sounded like a LONG way in the future?
I wish I could answer “no” to that question but the sad truth is that I’m old enough to have read it in high school. Remember when they used to read books in high school?
I am practically old enough to remember when “books” were actually carved onto stone tablets.
Man, your backpack must of been heavy!
It would have been. Except backpacks hadn’t been invented yet. We used wood carts, only wheels hadn’t been invented yet, either, so it took forever to get anywhere.
Ha! . . . you youngins . . . I remember when we had to carry storytellers around with us, before chisels were invented. But even when they came out with mass-produced chisels from the down-under’s penal colonies, rocks were too expensive to use for books. We made do with dried cow chips.
I can see where the storytellers have influenced you immeasurably. I believe you, except for the cow chips part.
. . . wet cow chips? . . . Dang! I knew that was too much!
Looks to me as if the boat is on sale, and world peace is thrown in as an afterthought.
As for the same photo every day . . . weren’t you doing that already?
That’s a fair question, Emilio. One that deserves a fair answer.
Good point about world peace needing a bigger boat. I wonder what the fish think when they spot this sign just before being hauled into the boat, and ultimately the pot.
As to the same photo every day, I am waiting with baited breath (what exactly does that expression mean anyway?). If it is a good photo, I won’t mind seeing it 5 times. If it is changed each time, then I might steal the idea as a way to keep my blog going with less effort.
Thanks, ehpem. It’s not a very original idea, really. Lots of folks post a color and black and white of the same shot. This is just a way for me to say that there are so many treatments of a file available to the photographers today and that they are relatively easy to produce. Though it’s obvious the photo is the same, the mood and tone are quite different in each.
Thumbs up! 😉
I mean, good luck 😉
Thanks again, Malin.
I could not handle 2 blogs….I can barely keep the one going. Not because of not having enough to say or images to post but I find the whole social media thing time consuming if you let it overtake you. I see some people who maybe need half a day to hit the like buttons. I rather have meaningful communication with my contacts so keep it all to a bare minimum. But more power to anyone who can balance it all comfortably.
Thanks, ArtiZen. I have a lot of trouble with this blog myself but lightscatter is a relatively low maintenance blog. I don’t have to even think of a title for each post and there is no text either. Photos are chosen specifically to be able to support themselves with no explanation. And it’s a showcase for my favorite photos. Also, there is little traffic and few comments, so I really don’t spend much time on it at all. However, it’s the type of blog I like best because of these things.
Maybe that is the key…..little maintenance. I’m low maintenance myself. 😉 I’m not sure if EVERYONE would agree with that statement, though.
Am I the only one who goes there? Now, I’m thinking – there’s got to be a twist to this pledge of posting the same photo every day, otherwise we would all get so bored we would never go there ever again. I’m just guessing here – is it the same ‘original’ image but processed five different ways? Gosh, I hope I haven’t let the cat out of the bag and spoilt the surprise.
You guessed right, Andy, but it’s no secret. It’s the same image looked at 5 different ways.
I went and looked at the sister site. It’s really interesting. Can you shed some light on why two sites?
Thanks, Chris. Originally, I wanted this site to be a continuation of my old ONEOWNER site, which was a traditional mix of photos and commentary without being too serious or political. The other site, lightscatter, is a photos only site and therefore very low maintenance. It’s a site that has the photos that reflect my personal taste (at the moment) in photography and a place to share some experiments and ongoing projects. It’s meant to give the impression of going to a gallery and just looking at the work being displayed without any explanation. The fun part is I get to be my own curator.