Sober Photography Project: Assignment #8

It’s time for photography project #8.

Learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

I’m thinking that there might be a few other sober chicks and dudes out there looking for a new hobby, or are trying to find a way to revive an old hobby.  So if you want to join Christina and me, and take a few pictures, i think we could have some fun!  This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #8 …Turquoise

Take 1 or 2 or a max. of 3 pictures of things that you see in your daily life that are turquoise.

You might think you don’t see any turquoise on a given day. But with open eyes, you’ll find lots. Only once you start to look will you realize it’s everywhere … on your way to work, on public transit, in a store window, on the book shelf. I’ll take your images and put them into one frame. Send all of your (1 or 2 or 3) images at once, attached to one email. 

Example of Turquoise (


  • DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 13 @ 12 noon Eastern.
  • The format is open: filters, cropping, all OK.  You can use your camera phone or a nice camera.
  • The photo must be original, and taken AFTER the assignment is received (like, no going through past pictures taken, it has to be new).
  • If you suck at photo adjustments or cropping, send it anyway with a note that you’d like me to adjust.
  • Send as LARGE a file size as you can manage (up to 12MB per image).  Don’t reduce for size.  the bigger the better.
  • Um, you have to be sober …
  • One emailed entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

Here’s Christina’s photo to get you started:



I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012