This is a fun challenge! I had thought at first that “monochrome” in photography meant black and white. It’s good to be aware of opportunities to be blue on sky or golden on yellow. (I feel blue on grey skies often, myself.)
I’ve gone much deeper into photography today than I ever wanted to. Today, I swallowed a camera. No joke. I am undergoing what is known as “capsule endoscopy”; in other words, I ate the Pill Cam. The thing was flashing when I put it into my mouth. It’s about the size of the tip section on my little finger, beginning at the last knuckle. Bigger than any vitamin I’d ever seen, but not by too much. Presumably, it is flashing away as it winds its way down through my small intestines, recording images of a tunnel that wasn’t reachable using the upper GI scope or the colonoscopy that I had done in June. These images are being picked up by a bundle of wires strapped onto my navel and recorded in a little metal box that I’m wearing slung around my shoulder.
I suppose what I’m trying to achieve with this exercise is to find out more about my body. I am seeking understanding about systems that are intimately interconnected – my digestive system and my circulatory system – specifically, why a routine CBC indicated anemia while I have no symptoms. These connections also effect my sense of self and how I connect with the wider world in larger systems like health care and the environment.
I have to admit that I am not very comfortable with this technological connection. I much prefer something more organic.
Today is a GRAND day!! It’s my birthday, actually. My birthday present to myself 3 years ago was to buy my first digital camera. It is not a phone; it is a Canon. I do not upload ‘apps’ on my flip phone; I talk or text. Therefore, I do not have a Mesh gallery. I have been using the WordPress gallery display for almost all of my photo challenge posts, and I like how it looks.
A grand day is a day of living in the moment; a day of real, physical interaction with living things. I have lots of those days, and sometimes, I have my camera with me. It groups all the photos I took in a single day together, so I do have chronological records. I admit, though, it takes a long time to download, edit, and upload them into WordPress to post them in a blog. I do not hate technology, but I do want to be very careful and aware of how I use it and how much I use it.
So, what does it mean to ‘share’ a day? My definition will always include being present and only tangentially include technological media. That said, here is a gallery of photos from a very grand day that I shared with my family 3 months ago. My brother’s wedding day: