Tuesday, August 21, 2007

MEME: John M. Scalzi's Your Monday Photo Shoot: 2003

John Scalzi reveals,

“You may or may not know that today marks the fourth anniversary of By The Way, which was started on this date in 2003 (here's the first entry). To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to have a historical-themed Photo Shoot:.”

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Find a picture from 2003 and post it. Any picture is fine; it just has to be from the now-oh-so-distant year of two thousand aught-three. Surely you have pictures from then? Yes?

Hmm, that might be tough – I didn't have a digital camera until after my birthday in September that year, so photos in a postable, digital format from that period are likely to be few. Let's go off on a hunt in the archives of AOL and see, shall we?

A visit to the original Daily Snooze on AOL produced the first photos I could find from back in 2003 – the wild turkey series. There are other photos from that roll someplace... (bang!!shatter!, sounds of huge piles tumbling here and there...) Ah, yes, here they are. Sad to say, none indicate the desired passage of time – they're all “still-lifes”. Adirondack chairs on the lawn of a bed and breakfast – note the special cutouts on the top of each backrest. Boats at anchor in the harbor – Southwest Harbor, Maine, if I recall. Most of the photos on the roll didn't come out, sad to say. The others are of my wife and her coworkers and they are not for public consumption, per order of SWMBO.

Adirondack Chairs with flair.

The Anchorage – Southwest Harbor, Maine.

A Breezy Sunday Afternoon.

Then there's some taken with our new digital binocular-camera – they're landscapes:

Mount Katahdin in the distance, shot from the rest area / scenic turnout on I-95 to the east of the mountain.

US – Canada Border Crossing – Houlton, Maine

Migrating ducks in a beaver flowage / stormwater retention basin just below the border crossing. It was dusk when this was taken and I was messing around with exposures.

There you go, John. From the fall of 2003. A fair amount of water through the beaver flowage since then, eh?

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