24 April 2012

KCBW2012: Photography challenge day!


 Today's topic should have been a doddle for me. A doddle! Why you ask? Well, let's start with Eskimimi's explanation of the topic, shall we?

"Photography Challenge Day!
Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize. Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn't about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it's about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in the Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos. Here are a few examples of my own photographs to illustrate an imaginative use of photography, but you can do much better than these..."

So, photography! I enjoy photography so this should be right up my alley. But I wanted to challenge myself, make a truly creative picture, a funny and thought-provoking picture, or even just a beautiful one. My plan was simple. I am in the process of starting a new project, and part of that is picking the right pattern for the yarn. I know, normally, it's the other way around, but I had the yarn already. I thought of the phrase 'picking my brain', and had an idea that I wanted to try out. It involved some posing, some crocheting, some sketches... But it was foiled by a problem that most creative bloggers will have encountered in one way or another. I suffered, once again, from an issue that seems almost impossible to solve. An issue that deserves national, if not international attention, so that awareness of this terrible problem can be raised in the hope that maybe, one day, a solution can be found and bloggers all over the world can breathe a little easier.

I am talking, of course, about the photo-bomber.

Without further ado, I give you my picture of the day, titled: "This is why we can't have nice pictures!"


  1. Funny! Luckily my Hubs doesn't like his picture taken..

  2. LOL i love this!!! have a knitty tuesday xxx

  3. Great idea! Everyone is coming up with such creative posts for today, I love it!

  4. Hahahaha, geniaal. Leuke blog heb je! Bedankt voor je complimentje op mn blog :-).

  5. Too funny! And so true! In my case, I usually have to take a dozen FO pictures because my little six year old guy loves to photo bomb.

  6. Oh I'm dying! Every time I'm feeling down I am coming back to this photo to cheer up my day :D