So, like I said, I'm going to try this project where I take a picture a week, so I start taking more pictures, and with 3 hours left in the week*, I finally take this week's picture.
I'd taken a few pictures during the week, but wasn't really moved by any of them. We'd had some snow and cold, and I was thinking of taking a great shot of the Chicago River with the sky blue and the ice crystals steaming off of it. But it was cold, and the river is like, 4 blocks away, and so I, ummm, didn't.
So, I grabbed a couple items that were sitting on my desk for the shot:
The book, How To Be A Villain, is a playbook for my retirement, and helped me generate my pseudonym: "Baron Von Bloodhammer". And the small plastic Iron Giant is a great Christmas gift from my lovely wife, Cora. Two seconds of composition to hide the massive mess on my desk, and BOOM!, there you go.
The two rejects were:
The iced over gas meter. It looked pretty cool when I passed it in the morning, but I didn't have a chance snap a picture. By the time I got home and took a picture, the ice didn't look nearly as nice, and the lighting was gawd-awful.
And while I appreciate whoever drew the frozen banana on the box at the L stop, once again, I just didn't like the lighting. The flash totally washed it out, and with no flash it was too dark.
* Week – I want to eventually get on a Monday – Sunday week schedule, but right now, I'm just making it in the 7 day increments since the start of the year.