The theme for January seems to be about looking back. I only planned one or two posts, but I have really enjoyed bringing those memories back to the surface.
I did a lot of cool stuff during two years of travel.
I saw a lot of amazing places and met a lot of wonderful people.
I accomplished a huge goal.
I might have done a few not-so-smart things along the way.
Fortunately, I do not have photos to remind me of all of them. But I do have a photo to remind me of the stupidest thing I did in 2012.
The stupidest thing I did in 2012 can also be called “How not to take a food photo.”
This is a delicious bowl of Sopa de Mani (peanut soup).
I took this photo from above (obviously) at a slight angle.
I decided I needed to get a shot directly above it and very close.
And then I dropped my camera in the soup.
And not just a little.
The whole front of the camera was covered in soup.
Yes, I did have the camera cord wrapped around my wrist. But since my hand was only about three inches above the soup, it didn’t matter. At least it was my point-and-shoot and not the D-SLR.
To this day, I still sometimes finds specks of dried soup on the lens casing when I use the zoom.