one day at a time

day 112: typing

typing © Verena Fischer 2011

typing © Verena Fischer 2011

Yesterday I thought I’d take a picture at the airport, since I was going to meet Ezequiel there. This attempt kind of failed though. I had my camera, I even had another lens in my bag, but what I didn’t have was my SD card. Well, these things happen and I had to settle with taking pictures at home after Ezequiel arrived. He was typing an email and I just started taking pictures of him in less than optimal light. In the end I just took a picture of his hands and it made for a reasonably good black and white picture.

And speaking of typing: My dad participated in the National Novel Writing Month and he finished his 50.000 words! He can sure be proud of this achievement! The story he wrote he already told me years and years ago and finally he had some external motivation to write it down. If I’m not mistaken he already told me parts of this story on a holiday in Sweden, more than 10 years ago. In any case, well done dad!

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11 responses

  1. Shame about forgetting your SD card, but I really like this picture — and Ezequiel’s typing on a Mac! Also, congratulations to your dad for doing NaNoWriMo and finishing the 50,000 words 🙂

    December 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  2. I love your photographs but never take the time to comment but I have to say a big congrats to your father for completing the nanowrimo challenge. Welcome to the club Mr Fischer!!!

    December 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

  3. Congratz to your dad that is NOT an easy thing to do!

    December 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

  4. I think this photograph turned out beautifully! I know you said the lighting wasn’t optimal, but I think you made a great, low-light and soft-focus composition. I love how the hands are lighter and outlined by thin black shadows because it provides great contrast against the black keys outlined in bright white. Just beautiful! Oh, and congrats to your dad! That’s pretty awesome 🙂

    December 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  5. This is a beautiful photo, it turn out that forgetting the SD card gave you the chance for a great piece (this comes from my positive thinking). Hands can be an interesting subject.
    robert

    December 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

  6. Nice shot here, like the contrast. Looks like it could be a stock shot 🙂

    December 3, 2011 at 12:28 am

  7. I could type 50,00 words! They just wouldn’t be strung in any kind of order, nor would they make any sense, so congrats to him on a job well done!
    I love this shot – your lack of an SD card turned out to be quite serendipitous!

    December 3, 2011 at 5:04 am

  8. Black & white suits this so well…great shot

    December 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

  9. Gentlebeldin

    Thank you, guys! Yes, it wasn’t easy, and it’s true I had the first ideas for the story more than 10 years ago.
    @cfbookchick: I’m not sure it makes a lot of sense. 🙂 A few friends (1 in US, 1 in AU) are reading it at the moment, they’ll tell me, I hope.
    But this blog is about Verena and photography, so I’d like to say that I like that shot, too. Hands can tell us a lot about somebody.

    December 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

  10. congrats to your dad for the words he wrote.. Hope they come out alive! (as a book, maybe)
    and well done on the picture here.. The SD card issue often leaves out great images out in the open, for us..

    December 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm

  11. Awesome shot, Ms. F. (it’s a gut-wrenching feeling when you turn on your camera and the display reads, ‘ NO CF CARD’… I have been there many times myself)!

    December 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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