Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is “3 Things. 1/100, f/4.0, ISO 3200
Brioche, raspberry compote and vanilla bean ice cream = the perfect breakfast.
This was my first breakfast on our current trip to Singapore – we’re here for the long weekend. As I type this, I am 2 hours into my 24-hour mini getaway. My solo babymoon, if you will. You see, for months now, I have been fantasizing about spending some time alone, in a hotel room, with my laptop, phone and a good book or two. The plan is to do…. nothing.
I want to sleep alone on a bed with cool, clean white sheets. I want to be able to sleep through the night, and wake up whenever (preferably when the sun is up). I want to be unneeded for a few hours. I want to watch mindless television uninterrupted, indulge in some food cooked by someone else, on dishes someone else will clear and wash. I want to take a long, hot bath to ease all these aching parts of my body. I want to sit down and write in the dark quiet.
I want to take leave of motherhood and wifehood for 24 hours. I got my wish, thanks to my wonderful, understanding husband, who knew that I really, really needed these three things: quiet, unneed-ness (you know what I mean, moms!), and a good night’s sleep. I started the day with that amazing breakfast, so it can only be upward from here on now.It’s the best Mother’s Day gift ever.
(What do you think of this ‘3 things’ photo? This is a photography exercise, so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!)
Next week’s prompt: Dream
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.
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