Week 52: Mail

I’d like to start this post by saying that Mrs. Rev told me that “mail” was a “lame” subject to end on.  Or was it “weak sauce”?  I can’t recall now which defining word she used but I must say I agree.  And I apologize.  But after thinking about this for five days now I realize I have no flippin idea what I would have changed it to.  So “mail” it remains.

Here is my mail:

Week 52: Mail

A self-portrait.  That makes all my neighbors think that I’m a little off my rocker.  So glad they didn’t drive by when I was trying to photograph a fork in the middle of the street.  It could have ended really badly if they had [because I was laying in the middle of the street… maybe].  The hubs was my spotter – I questioned his alertness that afternoon.

I don’t know how many of you have actually shot all 52 subjects but me and Mrs. Rev have.  And since she’s two miles from me we are celebrating.  With cake, no less.  (Right?  We’re still doing cake?  I’ll settle for a cocktail but cake has my name written all over it.  So does the Comfy Cow – I hold no prejudice to ice cream whatsoever.)

I’m also going to give myself  a little break and be challenge free for a while.  I’m hoping to come up with something really fun for the next challenge but if not, a new list of 52 can be born.  (We shall see.)  Of course, please don’t let me put a damper in your photography challenge.  Start your own challenge, encourage friends to  participate, create a new Flickr group – it’s easy, it’s fun and sharing is caring.  (Sharing is caring?  Ignore me.  I don’t know where that came from.)

I do hope to give myself little projects to keep me occupied until a new challenge begins.  Or tag along on others’ photography ideas.  But nothing as committed as an entire year – that’s 365 days, people… not happening right now.  At least not until the new year.  But for now, go check out how other challengers captured “mail” in our flickr group.

Cheers to the end of a good thing, my friends!

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August 18, 2010 - 9:38 am

katie o. - Brooke- mail might not be exciting, but you did one helluva job with that shot. It is incredibly cool. And congrats to you and Mrs. Rev for rocking it all year! Cheers to encouraging all of us to think outside the box…braven up and take photos we normally wouldn’t have taken…and for making us all better photographers!

August 18, 2010 - 10:02 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Brooke, major props to you for sticking to a year of Challenge. And um, are you going to share the secret for HOW you got that shot?

August 18, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Denise - Congrats to finishing. I have another 100+ days to finish Project 365…. it feels like forever!!!!

August 18, 2010 - 12:29 pm

Brooke - @katie – That’s the point, right? To practice and get better? But I’m so happy it’s over!!
@Wendi – I stuck the camera in the mailbox. Used the self timer.
@Denise – And THAT is why I refuse to do a 365. I’ll take my 52 over that photo project ANY day of the week!

August 18, 2010 - 2:02 pm

Mrs. Rev - Really cool perspective in this picture. Congrats on seeing it through to the end! I can’t wait to celebrate tonight…I’m up for cake or ice cream or cocktails or all of the above! :)

August 18, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Victoria - I have one of these shots! I took it for something, I can’t remember what. But mine was while I was working (don’t tell the postmaster) and I used the remote to get a shot of myself sitting in my vehicle delivering mail. I like yours :) And it looks like you might have some “junk mail” in there. Sorry ’bout that.
Thanks so much for a wonderful adventure Brooke! I just happened to fall upon your blog and found the challenge. It was a welcome distraction ;)
Looking forward to doing it again if you decide to do so. If not I know I’ll see you on Flickr and here at your cool blog!

August 19, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Nessa - This is a wonderful photo! I need to go back and review the last 51 of these now!

August 19, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Aaron Chassidy - Awesome photograph. Makes me think differently about mail haha.

August 20, 2010 - 11:20 am

Janis - I think this is an interesting subject to shoot because we don’t usually think much when we open our mailbox. Inspire me to try out too!

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