I have many many things to do this week, things that are written in thick black magic marker in the “non-negotiable” column of my Gotta-Do list,  so this afternoon it was of paramount importance that I grab a camera, a spaghetti squash, a polished black surface and two dish towels, elbow a stack of newspapers off the dining room table and sit down to do some portrait work.

I am assuming this is the way you, too, deal with pressure, mais oui?






  1. andykidd says:

    Yes, except I spend the time researching new cameras i will never buy. YOU actually take photos – nice one!

    • Pretty funny, Andy, because I have been researching cameras for the past three days and I thought about you, since you have a Fuji. Not looking at the BIG ones, but I need a solid point and shoot to haul around with me and Fuji has one that I like. Now I have to figure out how to justify said purchase.

  2. sedge808 says:

    i feel small when i look at these.

  3. gretpass says:

    I really have been enjoying the fruits and vegetables of your labors. Very nice!

  4. marty gallagher says:

    Who could imagine – an elegant sphaghetti squash!

  5. Karen Taylor says:

    I will never look at spaghetti squash in the same way again.

  6. I think it’s OK to let things be non-negotiable on paper, as long as they are not so in real life. The paper is just a draft, your gut (and I think that’s where photography is located, plus the issue of light) is the real thing. And yes, I know this phenomenon too, so I’m here to defend it, totally! 😉 Gorgeous images, non-negotiable!

  7. John says:

    Lovely close-ups!

    As for stress, I don’t find myself with the urge to photograph spaghetti squash (I do love eating them though!). I’m more of a “bury my nose in a book”, or “shop for books” kind of stress-avoidance kind of guy.

    I have learned that not having a To Do list is much less stressful. 🙂

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