Covers up the noise from the bar at night
Sometimes I will take a photo with the explicit knowledge of what I am going to write about. I’ll manipulate the image to coincide with some notion I’ve been fiddling with for a piece.
Other times, I sift through a handful of photos from the day and the point or event becomes apparent.
And then there’s the times I have some idea, and I find some oblique way to tie it into something found and handy. I go through the bother of getting the settings right on the camera. Download the image and totally forget what I was going to say.
This means the day was obviously uneventful and I should leave it at that.