Wow, I couldn’t believe it’s October already!
I just want to talk a bit about our project and a couple of shots I really like but didn’t really represent where I live! LOL
I remember before I posted about this project on 9/4, I told Kiwi that it’d be a success if we got 15+ entries in.
Number of entries we received by our first deadline: 40
My afterthoughts and photos behind cut!
I AM SO DAMN PROUD OF THIS PROJECT!!
*beams* I couldn’t believe we’d get this many responses. Some of the fan, I’d never seen their names before. And some, I can now match their IPs with names when I see them on my stat page. LOL
I’m glad people do like the simplicity of the project page. Thank goodness for my limited coding skill so I couldn’t add more! LOL Basic is the best!!
One thing I did learn for sure, I cannot work in Public sectors as I’d definitely kill someone before the end of my first day at work. LOL It was pretty stressful, trying to put everything together in a week while trying to please everyone.
I know a bunch of us were on the edge of our seats because of time issue, but sending follow-up emails or poking my blog right (or just a few hours) after sending us a photo wasn’t gonna help. It actually slowed us down since we had to check and reply to messages, instead of working on gallery/photoshop/website. Besides timezone difference, Kiwi and I actually have responsibilities in real life too.
Speaking of photoshop, I ended up cropping each thumbnail manually. Then when I arranged them, they didn’t look nice together, so I had to also stripped of the colors. Time consuming, but definitely made the index page looks nicer. YAY!
Quite a few of you sent me multiple photos to pick. I have to apologize but I refused to do so. LOL Being a bum, I believe each photo means differently to each person, so I didn’t want to pick and choose something to my likings. Plus, it’s supposed to be a present to T&T, so it’s better for everyone to personally pick a shot themselves, right? ^^
As for that unpleasant incident, I still insist on the keyword: RESPECT. Anyway, let’s just say that Kiwi and I found a few things that made us a little satisfied already. *snickers*
Unfortunately, we had to disqualify a few entries. I know the single rule we had wasn’t really cover every aspect, as we thought it’s pretty much a common sense. We didn’t want to put down 894, 283 rules to freak all fans out, but headless body is a bit too much..
Lastly, I could not, and will never ever, allow ‘one-T-only’ photo/message on TAKITSUBA ANNIVERSARY project. Duh. Speaking of inappropriateness. This project is not a venue for only-love. If anyone wants to send that kind of messages, go do it elsewhere. :(
All in all, this project drove me nuts (in a good productive way LOL). I did actually enjoy this craziness a lot.
Thank you everyone!
Now, my unused photos. LOL
The very first shot I took after I attached chopsticks to the logo, a hydrangea bush from my front yard ^^ It’s the first thing I thought of for a sample shot.
Super bad lighting as it was late in the evening already. Too bad the pink bush was pretty much gone by September.. maybe next year!
Takitsuba Love Saves The Earth
24hr TV bear is actually my most favorite one. It’s super cute that’s why I used it as a sample shot! LOL
I had a lot of fun fitting my clothes on this extra large beanie bear. In fact, I just found my shorts I’ve been looking for! xDD
I should find another bear this size so I can fit it with the matching orange t-shirt to make a pair! hee..heee… Wouldn’t it be nice if I can bring this bear to T&T concert with me? LOL
LOL It must be very inappropriate to send T&T a picture of my .. rear view! XD
My company had a big Finance employee appreciation event which was held at Safeco Field, yup, home of the Seattle Mariners.. yup, baseball xD I told my boss prior to going there that I was going to do something very embarassing and then explained how the project worked. He laughed but was very supportive at the stadium. Among 500 other employees and 20,000+ fans, he told me to bring out the sign and even held it for me sometimes too! xD
This shot, I told my other coworker he had two choices, either taking this shot for me, or holding the stick for me. He just pressed the shutter as fast as he could and threw the camera back at me, saying it’s so embarrassing. oh well xD
I love fall colors and I love taking shots against the sun.
This photo has no real object but I just love it for some reasons. Maybe the way macro worked in this one that gave this photo a nice depth.
It was a nice warm day.. that’s now gone from Seattle area.. typical rain is coming back T__T
Takitsuba is home
Back to Safeco Field! Takitsuba is my home base!! XD
I couldn’t really see my camera display when I took this shot as it was very bright and I had to hold the stick and my camera in a weird angle to make it look parallel with the field … not to mention that I was in front of a whole bunch of coworkers who started shouting at me LOL Crazy!
And the Mariners won the game that afternoon! (Yes! A strange incident for this miserable season!)
I went to Puyallup Fair (the largest fair in northwest) with my friend.. and with this stick XD
There were so many cute animals at the fair. I swear there was one crazy bunny that I tried to take its photo but totally couldn’t. So I ended up with this calm one instead LOL
And by taking picture, I actually poked the stick inside its cage first, then poked my camera lens passed the cage, and snapped! Again, very weird pose, my friend was just laughing at my insanity!
That’s about it for now. If you have extra photos you want to share, feel free to post it here!
See you again for 7th Heaven project next year! XD