Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: tricks of the trade.

Finally, finally managed to attend a meeting of the Osoyoos Photography Club this evening. I was intimidated at first, as there was a whole lot of experience in that room, but they're a fun and friendly group and I felt welcome and less out of place by the end.

I've had no formal photography training and I think I can learn a lot from them. I'm hoping to, at any rate.

There's been a pretty serious wind blowing most of the day and it's not showing any signs of letting up. It's coming from the north and bringing colder temperatures with it; fingers crossed we won't be waking up to frost quite yet.

Mine:

The photograph is
nice, but crop it here and it
becomes outstanding.

*     *     *

He writes every
day, forever and always
chasing perfection.

4 Comments:

writebite said...

marc, at least they are not snobs huh. i like the first one, so true!

writebite said...

a nip here, a tuck
there, and your body is brand
new, said the doctor

...just one at 1 today.

Greg said...

@Writebite: heh, your doctor sounds very reassuring, but perhaps a little overconfident!

@Marc: I think Writebite has it right: at least it's not a little private club for "people like them". I hope the reception you got means you can find the time to go back!
Denmark's more damp than cold at the moment, but it's very pleasant :)
I think I like your second haiku better today, but it's a close-run thing.

Tricks of the trade
They call her Suzie,
They find her on the corner.
She calls them her tricks.

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He just knows the spot
For percussive maintenance;
They can't sack him yet!

Marc said...

Writebite - yes, absolutely. I wouldn't be going back if they were.

And thanks! I like your take on the prompt, and it's nicely executed too.

Greg - I'm planning on going to their next meeting in a couple of weeks. My attendance at the meeting after that will depend on when baby chooses to arrive.

Hah, your second one took me a minute (I blame tired brain), but now that I've got it I like it best!