I came up with several brilliant titles for this, each more evocative than the last. But in the end,  you’re the one looking at it (or, more likely, not), and so you’re the one that gets to title it.

Is it a magic crystal from one or another of the video games, books, stories, movies, or other media that feature such objects?

Is it a warning, signal, beacon, arrival, or other object of fortune?

Whatever it is, it’s not the sort of thing I want to make pictures of, and would much rather get over my fears of change or of being noticed/looked at/judged, which I know to be self-destructive on the one hand and completely irrelevant to who/what I am on the other, and go walk around somewhere, try my hand at street photography, maybe do some urbex-type stuff, add to my graffiti archive, and maybe, just maybe, gasp meet some people, make some new friends, get myself out of this get up-work-come home-shoot-dine-feel sorry for myself cycle that I am most definitely stuck in, and have been for some time.

Perhaps this is a picture of the brass ring that I’ll win if I can become something more like the person I want to be.


In any case, I was just playing around after the cats decided not to cooperate, again, and knew this was the shot the second the mini mag light lit up the crystal in this way… so at least I can recognize a shot that I might make.

D7000. Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI. ISO100, 5 seconds, f/8. Roughly 3 minutes of slider play in Aperture.

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