I made this image last year on a rainy, no-pretty-picture day in Galway, Ireland. The juxtaposition of the portholes and the soccer symbolism, the perfectly placed circle within a circle, the repetition of the geometry are what caught my eye. It doesn’t really fit into any theme or project I’ve got going, I just like the picture.
I haven’t figured out how to integrate my photography archives into my Getting Things Done system. A lot of images are in the “someday” category, as in “I like that, I might have a need for it someday.” They are organized into a reference system in 100% GTD approved methodology, but I haven’t worked out the triggers to remember, “I might like that in B&W” or “that would be interesting sometime to blog about…”. Actually, I try to upload images I might want to blog about when I have the thought (the 2 minute take action rule). I just might make a “someday” image file and toss small jpgs in it, review it occasionally as part of my weekly review. Or solicit some input on the GTD forums.
Another thing I like about the picture is it seems like an apt metaphor for blogging: a porthole or two into someone’s life. Right in the center we see the one thing this person is publicly passionate about, and just glimpses of the rest of his life through the curtains. It’s up to the person inside to decide how much to reveal. Except the metaphor falls apart, because portholes are mostly for looking out at sea, where there is no audience. I still like the picture.
P.S. On my way to Flagstaff for another round of work on the book. First of three picture-foraging trips this month. Will try to post from the road.