Introducing: One-Shot Blogs

May 25, 2010 · 7 comments

Sometimes you get a shot that just doesn’t fall neatly into one particular category…

… ya know what I mean?

For instance, probably once a day, we sit down to a meal that we think is food, and by the glint of the sun or the glow of a candle, it becomes a photo op, give or take a blob of egg yolk or two.

It’s not really enough to build a story around, but it’s a moment we’d like to share with a few words of comment. These are called “Quick! Get the camera!” moments.

Really, how many people want the FULL story of Rick fixing the toilet in the main bathroom? Okay, so two of you.

But there are probably at least half a dozen more whose day would be enriched by seeing a single shot of an old and well-loved metal toolbox still in active service.

I know it made me happy, at least.

Sometimes there are serendipitous moments that you either do, or do not, have your camera ready for: boy on bike, knowing he’s being photographed…

… or “bee at a flower” that neither one of us saw coming.

If you’re lucky, once in a while you’ll get the perfect still life just sitting on the cutting board, waiting to be appreciated in all its glory…

… and if you live green and say your prayers at night,  on a blue moon you might get one of those singleton shots of a dear friend that is SCREAMING for a caption contest. (We love you, Keithy Boy!)

So stand by: we are entering the Era of the One-Shot Blog in a variety of themes: Kitchy Stuff, “Quick! Get the camera!” “A Story in One,” “Moments,” and “Caption, Please!”

Got any ideas?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Zinc Putney May 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

I think Keithey Boy might be saying “I would not go in there if I where you!”

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rickandkathy May 26, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Good one, Zinckey Boy!!

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cynaga May 26, 2010 at 6:41 am

That sprouted onion is perfect~! I just painted one last week! I agree, perfect subject. ☺

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rickandkathy May 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Only wish we had more time to paint, shoot, and write about a perfect sprouted onion 🙂

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Sandi Fentiman May 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Let’s see….New Perspectives, Moments In Times, The Unexplainable? Well that’s all I can come up with for now.

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rickandkathy May 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Thanks, Sandi!

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Lynsey June 10, 2016 at 7:30 am

I don’t know who you wrote this for but you helped a brehtor out.

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