As I mentioned before, I’m not all that comfortable photographing people…I feel like I’m invading their privacy… so the pictures I’ve gathered for Ailsa‘s chosen theme of work were taken rather surreptitiously. Because I try to snap the shutter before I’m noticed, my people shots usually lack composition, don’t take advantage of available lighting, and often show blurry evidence of my rush to lower the lens. You’ll be able to find more professional-looking work photos by heading over to Where’s my backpack?
Stringing a shell necklace, Honolulu, Hawaii
Behind the scenes delivery at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan
Okonomiyaki chef in Hiroshima, Japan
Decorating chocolate lollies, Cadbury Factory, Birmingham, England
Covering 1st round women’s soccer at the 2012 London Olympics, Hampden Park, Glasgow Scotland
Manicuring the lawn at Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Netherlands
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!