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March 10, 2005

Ambivalent Images Turns One

The daily snapshot site, ambivalent images, started a year ago today with a photo of a red beetle. 365 photos later, it's still going strong. Although it's never received a great deal of traffic, I still enjoy taking and posting photos. I hope you've enjoyed a few of them, as well. When I started the project, I had no idea whether I'd be able to continue it for even a few months, let alone a year, but it has been so fun and so much less work than I anticipated that it almost seems to run itself now. A selection of favorite shots—one from each month of the last year: You can see from that list I have a penchant for dog and metro photos. I'll try to expand my repertoire, but I kind of expect the photos will be fairly similar for the next year since my life (school, summer job, school) will not change dramatically in the next year. In fact, that's why I thought about giving up the photo-a-day project at this point since it seems so rare that I actually get out of my daily routine and even I can tire of nothing but views of the dog, the metro, and the Connecticut Ave. corridor in DC. However, while one purpose of a site like this is to share interesting images with people, another purpose is to be a visual scrapbook of my life. If it happens that my life is routine and visually mundane (which, to a great extent recently, is true), then the scrapbook should reflect that. That's not to say I won't try to keep the photos interesting, only that I realize they often aren't/won't be and that's ok. When I get my big fancy-pants job in a fascinating new location, the photos will suddenly become like visual nirvana, I promise. ;-) But seriously, there's a lot going on in the DC area and I've hardly tapped into any of it, so I hope this year to get out and about more and to get some good pics of my adventures. p.s.: On the subject of photos, I also just registered for a Flickr account. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but it's interesting to play with. I love the slideshow feature and I was convinced to start an account after seeing this dcsnowthrowdown slideshow featuring photos from DC area shooters. Cool beans! I want to play, too! I may use the site for “overflow” for images that are worth sharing, but that don't make the cut for ambivalent images. Or maybe not. We'll see.

Posted March 10, 2005 10:15 AM | meta-blogging

Your dog looks like a wonderful pup. I bet she'd love Red Wiggly.

Let me know if you ever make a road trip out to the west coast!

Posted by: transmogriflaw at March 11, 2005 12:46 AM

I LOVE your photos. So many of them are taken places that I frequent. I often look around for some random guy with a camera so I can run up and yell "AMBIVALENT???"

Posted by: Law-Rah at March 15, 2005 09:55 AM

Ha. I'm glad you like the photos, but if you ever ran up to me and yelled "ambivalent?" I would probably not have a clue what you're talking about. Ok, maybe I would. The divide between this online existence and "reality" still seems large at times. But we'll have a drink one of these days (perhaps this summer) and then maybe *you* will be the star of ambivalent images for a day....

Posted by: ambimb at March 15, 2005 11:54 PM

Oh, and transmogriflaw: I would *love* to take Sisu (my dog) the west coast! She would just love the ocean, and I'm sure she and Red Wiggly would be fast friends. I doubt I'll be headed that way any time soon, but let me know you come this way....

Posted by: ambimb at March 15, 2005 11:56 PM

i love your pictures, too. i check them every day - please don't stop!

Posted by: monica at March 16, 2005 12:31 AM

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