This week’s 52frames theme was Complementary Colors, meaning the photo was meant to contain hues that are opposites on the color wheel. I was up to my eyeballs in old wallpaper last week, it was gray and rainy, and Rockford was still out of town. I am not going to pretend that I didn’t phone it in this week.
I noticed that the lilies Rockford had ordered for me had a little bit of burgundy in them that matched perfectly with their green leaves, so I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures and called it a day.
This week’s theme has me a little stumped. I’m going to have to go outside to find my subject, but it’s supposed to be cold and rainy all this week, too! I may just have to grab an umbrella and — in the immortal words of Tim Gunn — make it work.
Rockford got home from a 12-day overseas trip late Thursday night, and I greeted him with hugs and a completed house project. We’ve been talking about taking down the wallpaper in both bathrooms and repainting — one of many projects we planned to do when we moved in and have yet to start — and I figured I could get one of them done while he was gone. I told him that I was working on a surprise for him; he thought I was making a scrapbook. I’m not known for my DIY prowess. I spent the better part of five evenings on a ladder, but I got it done. I was pretty pleased with myself.
We started on the second bathroom this weekend, and so far it’s been a lot more work. There’s more wallpaper, for one thing, and from what we can tell it was applied straight to the drywall with no primer so it’s been a bit of a beast to remove. I’m hoping we’ll have it done by the end of the week.
It was very gray and rainy here all last week, and I only made one attempt to get my Lines picture between Sunday and Wednesday. On Thursday, though, the kids had a couple of classes downtown. It was still cold and gray out, but I used the time to walk about downtown in search of a good photo.
I think it would’ve been stronger if I’d had a model to pose at the end of the photo, but I’m pretty pleased with the result event without a defined focal point.