Sober Photography (or Art) Project: Assignment #13

Time for a new photography project! You can be a photographer, or a painter or a drawer… So time to dust off the camera, and get ready to photograph, draw or paint something lovely…

If you’re new to the blog, you can learn more about the idea of having a sober hobby here. See the results from previous projects here.

This is open for anybody, you don’t have to be a fancy ass photographer. No inner critic allowed. Are you ready?

Assignment #13 … Water

Take a picture of water. That’s it. You can interpret this any way you like.

  • DEADLINE: Sunday, January 19 @ 12 noon Eastern. Yes, a short deadline. The longer the deadline, the more likely we are to procrastinate, oui?
  • The format is open: for photos, you can use your camera phone or a nice camera. For drawings, paintings, just take a picture (or scan) and email to me.
  • The project must be original, and produced 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 entry per person per assignment (think of the size of my inbox!)

NOTE: Find something and take a picture. It’ll turn out better than you think it will. This is a fun project, you remember fun right? I learned all about fun by doing this with Christina.

Here’s a sample to get you going.

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but this would also work as a water picture:

Finished image (happier with this than i thought i'd be!)


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

  • Water, eh? We have lots of very nearly dry reservoirs here but that hardly counts as water. Living offshore for a decade gave me zillions of good pics but I moved ashore in 1992 so those are all waaaaaay too old to count for anything. Off on a walk with Baby Boy to see what we are able to find during this warm spell that may last nearly a week. Thank you, weather goddesses.

  • I love this idea! I can’t wait to dust off my old camera. The gravity of how much time I’ve wasted just hit me like a freight train.

  • I’m so excited! I am in and will practice with my new cAmera I received for Xmas! In fact today I’m taking an intro to photography class! Onto my new sober hobby! B.