Wednesday, November 10, 2010

you capture - serene

So, I laughed when I saw what this week's you capture task was, because I knew this week was going to be anything but serene. Hubby did, too. That was why he suggested we take a random Tuesday evening dinner trip to our favorite weekend spot. It's a place that is always so calming and lovely, and it sounded like the perfect idea. And I took my camera along, thinking this would be the perfect setting for 'serene.'

And it was! Oh, it was! The weather was lovely, the restaurant, the beach, the town were all calm and quiet. It was so perfect. And absolutely none of it wanted to be captured on film.

Not the perfect lighting by our table.
Not the perfectly still water, the harbor lights, the slight sliver of the moon.

Not what I thought was a crane, but was, apparently, the Loch Ness Monster.

I don't know what was happening. I just couldn't take a picture, couldn't get my setting right.

So what was the only picture that even remotely turned out?

Yeah. That would be my food.

And that pretty much sums up the week - not working out quiet like I hoped, but at least I have food.

So you'll just have to trust me that it was a wonderful, relaxing, serene bit of calm before the storm, and be content in the knowledge that I have lovely memories to get me though the crazy remainder of the week.



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Alyssa said...

I like that you photographed food :) I love going out to dinner in a crazy week, it's a little get-a-way.

Zoe said...

The food looks tasty! And even if they're not perfect photos, they remind you of a serene evening in a stressful week and that's all that matters!

Stillmary said...

I think your photos say serene very clearly well maybe not always clearly but definitively. The fireplace is lovely; and, it's not everyday, that we can capture the Loch Ness monster so .... GOOD JOB!!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I love that you went out to actually capture in real life serene. That's worth way more than a photo any day. :)

And Miles To Go... said...

your post made me smile. This is great. I do love the food picture too.

Bacardi Mama said...

Serene in conference week would be a no go, wouldn't it? The good news is that it's Friday and you have the day off. Enjoy and relax. Love you.

jaime said...

I love the food - and the thought that you were in a pretty serene place, even if it didn't want to be captured on film!