As I’ve reviewed the photos taken Thanksgiving afternoon/evening, I’ve realized that I didn’t capture much of the action. Noticeably lacking is documentation of our feasting, our discussions, or our game of Settlers of Catan, mostly due to the fact that, well, I was busy having fun. There are times to set the camera down–to be in the moment rather than interpreting that moment through a camera’s view-finder. And so here are few photos taken at my uncle’s house while I was staying (mostly) out of the way of the many cooks that were in the kitchen.
The table was set and ready for the feast when we arrived.
After taking a few photos, I moved on to taking photos of the rest of his decor–some of it seasonal,
and some part of a more permanent collection:
a painting he composed on marble, displayed with an arrangement of pussy willows,
and a candle in a metal lantern.
Although I was rather remiss in my documentation of the abundance of food brought out, the colors on a relish platter did catch my eye while I was still in a photographing (as opposed to a “let’s eat now”) mood.
Finally, I did get a shot of one of the revelers, settling down in post-dinner contentment by a cheerful (electric) “fire”.