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near wild scrambled egg heaven.

8 Feb 2011

I have to admit: these scrambled eggs kind of blew my mind.  I can’t believe it took me this long to make eggs as luscious as these.  I’m not sure why the Leica insisted on taking photos as if it were a Lomo or mid-70s Nikkor lens, but I’m not complaining, really.  I feel like in one tiny, but significant, fell swoop, I’ve earned my Basic Chef wings.  I mean, no seriously, look at them.

Update: I just found out that the photo above was chosen as one of Flickr’s 500 photographs for 7 February, as part of their “Explore” feature.  I’ve been fascinated with Explore for a while now, mostly because Flickr uses some algorithm they call “interestingness” to determine their picks, and more often than not, wandering through Explore makes me want to stab someone.  As far as I can tell, Explore is dominated by digital photos, usually macro shots, oftentimes HDR (don’t get me started), children staring in wonderment, and/or some other completely banal photograph made Heady and Significant with some incredibly overwrought title or caption, like The Dawn of Winter or a line from an overbearing poem about lost love. 

So I’m at once baffled that a fairly nondescript, underexposed photograph — a film photograph, no less — of my Saturday morning breakfast made it onto Explore.  Then again, I once saw a digital point-and-shoot photograph, with bright flash, of a wax figure iteration of Johnny Depp as Capt Jack Sparrow, that made it onto to Explore and get hundreds of “Bravo!” comments, so really, all bets are off.

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