Wednesday, December 22, 2010

(Day 356) Ode to Project 365


'T was three nights before Christmas
And all through the house,
Not a subject was ready
Not even a louse,
To become a celebrity
On a web site;
And the deadline was looming
"t was going to be tight.

When out of the darkness
In the flickering light
A subject appeared
In the deep of the night;
The tripod was readied
The camera was got
And before time had expired
The subject was shot.

(18-55mm  f5  3.2 sec  ISO100)

18 comments:

darlin said...

I LOVE your poem! Way to cute! Now what the heck is this interesting photo? Hmmm, A Christmas decoration, quite possibly a bell, one of the ones that opens up and you hang if from the ceiling?

darlin said...

Looking again for the 3rd time I think that I'm way off! lol Awesome photo Rick, now I'm curious.

Scott said...

Sounds like that was a close call, but you even got the poem written and still made deadline. Good job.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ja precies Rick, zo gaat dat soms...gosh it's kind of hard to type in dutch to you...keep making english mistaks while I'm at it...funny eyh...I even dream in English and some in my surroundings think somethings really wrong with me....don't tell but yea there is big time ;-)))

Okay but please explain what this is...some kind of christmas ornament? Anyhow I love it.

Voor jou en alle dierbare om je heen wens ik je een warme gezellige kerst toe. Met daarop volgend een spetterend nieuw begin van 2011.
CU around my friend.
Hugs Dag

Dawn said...

Yahoo! Congratulations to you on this 365th moment.
And we get a poem as well...which is absolutely perfect:)
Captivating shot.
A walnut? Some sort of nut shell? Pinecone/acorn?

(This doesn't mean your posts will be over....Does it?????
Hoping not!)
Wanting to hear an Ode to Post #1 as you begin it all over again ....please.

Leovi said...

Nice composition with beautiful light. Nice ode, near the end of your project, then?

CarreraCaballo said...

Lovelz poem :-)

What is that, a cake??? :-D

Greetz,


Joseph

WhatKarenSees said...

Well, now you have a decision to make.....do you continue with your career as a world renown photographer, or try to become the next poet laureate?? (Have no idea if that is spelled right!) Anyway, Rick, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year filled with health and happiness and many more beautiful photographs!!

imac said...

Who's a clever little B then Rick, what a grand shot my friend.

A very Merry Christmas and a real Happy New Year rick and family.
Julie & Stewart

Katherine said...

Oh and you shot it so well too! What a 'Tricky Ricky' you are. I love your ode to 365...you're a photographer, story teller & also a poet... so many talents!
Would love to read some more of your (yet to be born) poetry Rick!You should check out 'Magpie Tails' and give it a shot... I reckon you could WOW us! http://magpietales.blogspot.com/
I would like to wish you a truly wonderful Christmas with your family and may the new year bring you good health and many happy times. Thanks for sharing your world with us through your wonderful imagery & beautifully written words...it has been wonderful to be a part of your blogging world. Warm Wishes from your Australian Blogger Friend Katherine xx

Katherine said...

Oh I think the photo is Christmas Candle??? Am I right??

Rick said...

Hi Darlene - well, I guess I can reveal the 'secret' subject - it's actually quite seasonal - it's the top of a candle that's part of a table centrepiece my wife put out for Christmas, and I shot it in the light from the wood stove. Thanks - nice guesses ;-)

Thanks Scott - nothing like a deadline to get the creative juices flowing !

LOL Dag !! You mean people have noticed there's something going on with you ? ;-) see above for the answer - it wasn't meant to be a riddle. Bedankt voor je warme wensen, en ook bedankt voor je regelmatig bezoek hier; al het beste in het komende jaar ! Groetjes, Rick

Rick said...

Dawn - maybe I'll have to be a little more careful with the titles on my posts - this was #356, so 9 more to go ! I haven't quite decided yet what to do on day 366. I don't think I could forsake the blogging friends I've made this year, so I'm expecting to be around. Thanks for your guesses ... close, but no cigar ;-)

Gracias Leovi ! Yes, near the end, but not quite finished.

Thanks Joseph - see above ;-)

Rick said...

Dawn - maybe I'll have to be a little more careful with the titles on my posts - this was #356, so 9 more to go ! I haven't quite decided yet what to do on day 366. I don't think I could forsake the blogging friends I've made this year, so I'm expecting to be around. Thanks for your guesses ... close, but no cigar ;-)

Gracias Leovi ! Yes, near the end, but not quite finished.

Thanks Joseph - see above ;-)

Rick said...

Ha ha, I'm not sure but somehow I don't think I'll go the 'Poet Laureate' route ;-) But thank you Karen for your very nice compliment ! I'd like to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas also and all the best for the New Year.

Thank you Stewart !

Rick said...

Hi Katherine ! First of all - you were right - a Christmas candle !! Thank you for your kind words - I think I can only come up with some 'poetry' when under time pressure ;-) but I'll check out the blog.

Thank you for visiting here often and leaving encouraging comments - I think you have a gift for that. It's been my pleasure to have 'met' you in bloggerland and to have been able to share stories and photos of our respective beauty spots.

I would also like to wish you and your family a blessed Christmas - may it truly be joy-full - and the best in the New Year ! From your Canadian blogger friend 'up over' ;-)

Photog Ave said...

Lovely!!

darlin said...

Rick, that's so cool, a bell shaped candle! lol I can see it now that you've said what this is, good shot and awesome way to peak my curiosity. :-)