Going to the Light
A 365-day Photo Journal

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 24: Elton John part 2


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Today I decided to continue on with the theme of the songs of Elton John. Today, however, I'm making it a contest. The first person to comment on this posting with the correct Elton John song represented by today's photo, along with the original album title it appeared on, wins a free t-shirt (photo). In fact, I have a few more songs/photos in mind, so I'm probably going to continue this for the next few days. So come back for another chance to win. You might want to leave your e-mail in your response so I can contact you if you win. Also, you are only eligible to win one time.

The song represented by today's photo actually brings back a rather bad memory for me. Because my father was in the Air Force and we moved almost every year, we only got to see my grandparents about once a year. I always loved these week long trips, but there was one year that didn't go so well. My mom and dad got in a big fight with my grandmother and as a result we ended up packing up to go home a day early. As we packed the car I vividly remember my sister singing this song. I remember telling her to shut up, but only because the song fit so well with what we were all feeling.

Camera info: 24-70mm lens, 1/25 sec at f/2.8, ISO 800, lit with an led book light.

10 comments:

Paul said...

Hey Jim,
"Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"
pb

Paul said...

Blue Moves Album.

Territory Mom said...

Man this is a great contest. I love the way you use a memory. I guess Paul won. Love the t-shirt.

Kristie said...

Dang, I was too slow .... you usually post at 12:01 am, so I'm going to have to stay up later than normal for my chance to win a t-shirt!! :)

Jim Smith said...

Wow...that was quick. Paul I'll get you the t-shirt.

Jim Smith said...
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Alisa said...

Wow- that photo just jogged my memory of a grandparent.
A book light, really? Do you just hold the camera, or use a tripod most of the time?

Jim Smith said...

Alisa,
I normally like to use a tripod when I can. For this photo I hand-held just because of the awkward angle of shooting over Lori's shoulder while she held the crossword. You'll notice I had to use a higher ISO and a slow shutter speed because that book light doesn't give out that much light.

Territory Mom...be sure to come back...you have 4 more chances to win.

Adjective Queen said...

Oh, that was too fun! Sorry I missed it.

Juan said...

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