An Early Morning

January 09, 2009

So, this morning I got up at an ungodly hour to speak to my sister in law's high school students about being an architect. It was actually a fun time and the kids asked good questions... I tried to give them a realistic view of what an architect does on a daily basis. I just didn't mention the current state of affairs, which for too many architects means they are looking for employment. I didn't want to scare them away before they even started!
Also, I wanted to mention my new daily photo feature... This is obviously today's photo, and I'm sad to acknowledge that 1-1/2 weeks into January, I've already missed a few days of photos. Believe it or not, I haven't actually forgotten to post or take a photo any of those days... and the missed photos aren't due to the usual excuse - laziness. I been plagued by two problems in trying to take a photo each day; one I should have been prepared for and the other was totally unforeseen. First the unforeseen - the lcd screen on my camera broke on Jan 1. I realize that I can take photos looking through the viewfinder, but the bright white light emitting from the screen blinds me every time I look through the viewfinder. So, I don't exactly feel like setting up the right shot. The other problem is Seattle's abysmal weather. It is rainy and grey every single day. I hate taking photos with the flash, but there never seems to be enough light otherwise. Its not exactly inspiring. I originally thought taking a photo a day would help me to improve my photography (something I quite enjoy), unfortunately I think my photography skills are suffering. But, enough complaining from me. I'm going to continue to try and take a daily photo... and on days when the photo is boring, or I miss one (one of these has been true every time so far), you all will just have to deal. Or skip that post.
Here's hoping there are some nice photos in our future!

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