Class Rings and Yearbook Pages

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 22 February 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Boredom is an interesting motivator. The landscape is dull, not much reason to wander my regular haunts for photo ops the past week or so. It is just muddy and dull. So I've been bored...very bored.

My birthday is coming...later this week, so I've been waxing nostalgic. I came across my old class ring a couple of weeks ago in an old jewelry box. I don't really wear jewelry. I don't own much really good jewelry other than my engagement ring, anniversary band, and a ring that had belonged to my grandmother. I'm not really much of a jewelry person. I find jewelry kind of annoying to wear actually.

This year my youngest had the option of buying a class ring. My oldest got one, my middle son did not. We talked about it and I told him that while they are kind of fun at first, for the amount of money and length of time he will wear it, likely just during his Junior and Senior year and the summer before college, I think they are rip off and a waste of money. My oldest, who owns one, agreed.

Once you leave high school behind the ring sits in the drawer. I cannot think of anyone I know who wore their ring beyond the summer after their Senior year. I do know some that wear a college ring but not many of them either.

Now I look at the ring and I wonder why I still have it. My Yearbook on the other hand has been quite well thumbed through the years. I wasn't that fond of High School. It was not the most memorable time in my life and was rather anti-climactic. In a couple of years it will be my 30th reunion...not sure if I will go, I haven't gone to any of the others. Maybe I will go to the next.

That is my ring and my yearbook, yes that is my senior photo just behind the ring and yes I do know it is blurry, and no I will not shoot one with the photo in focus...

Oh yes, boredom was the motivation behind this shot.

For a much larger more detailed view go here.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/22.0 ISO 200 60 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/320 second
ISO 200
60 mm