Yesterday at lunch, a colleague told me that he had heard about a photomarathon in Houston. People show up and receive assignments that they must go out and photograph within a set time frame. Sounded intriguing, but when I got home I promptly forgot about it and took a nap. But later yesterday afternoon I ran across the link and found out it was happening today. I jumped right on it.

This will be good for me in several ways. First, I planned on heading downtown today anyway to shoot, so that takes care of that. Second, they have two more assignments scheduled in the Houston area, so I can scout it out for Houston Photobloggers and see if it is something I want to promote. Third, I know downtown pretty well, or at least I think I do, so it will be fun to put those skills to work. Finally, this IS going to push me because I tend to be very literal when it comes to themes. If a theme is love, I'd be looking around for a heart. I have a feeling I'm going to need to be more creative than that.

There are four different themes and I am going to have a total of 5 hours. I'm not sure if I'm getting all the themes at once or after I turn in one, I receive the next one. I'm taking my laptop, but again I'm not sure if I'm going to have any time to post process. There is going to be a lot of thinking on my feet, but I actually feel awake this morning, so bring it on.

I'll be updating Twitter as I go, so you can follow me at my Twitter page or at the top left hand corner of this blog page. Off to pack up my camera and computer bag.

Photomarathon Follow Up

Are you kidding me?