I don't know if this is a "good" photograph or not, but I had fun making it. I had the idea of photographing my messy desk, because I wanted to post a picture that gave a little more information about me and my life than I think my pictures often give. At first what I had in mind was a straight-on shot that showed the top of my desk and the hutch. I took some pictures like that and looked at them on the computer. During my first year with this blog I usually ended up doing a quick shoot like this, then just picking the best one, posting it and being done for the day. But today I decided I wasn't done.
So I put the data card back in the camera and kept shooting. I tried changing the position of the camera, changed the lighting, adjusted the aperture and ISO, moved some things out of the picture, moved some things back in. I ended up taking about 35 pictures of my desk.
I'm still not sure this is the best picture I could have made. I wanted it to express something, but I'm not sure what, and I'm not sure if I succeeded. But I'm glad I kept trying. This picture is definitely better than the first 30 or so that I took.
I wish I could take the time to make pictures every day like I did today. I feel like I learned a lot, and I'm eager to do it again. I know that in the coming months I will probably end up with a lot of 11:00-and-I-forgot-to-take-a-picture pictures, but I hope to have more like this one than I did in my first year.
What do you think of this picture? Does the effort I put in come through? Do you think it expresses something?