I was very pleased when I came across that place in the photo above. I thought the many layers of green-ness were pretty cool. Green grass, green weeds, green reeds, green bushes, green algae on the pond, and green leaves on various trees. The view was almost all green–you could even say it was monochrome. Thus, a regular bike ride transformed into a personal challenge for the ultimate in monochromitization.
Even if that alone was the only monochromatic photo I could come up with, I would have considered my day a major success. But really, could I be content with just a “major” success? I don’t think so – especially after I started riding away and noticed what I was wearing. I can’t describe how excited I was to see that my wardrobe could have been monochromaticized right into the green landscape. So I turned around for another picture, which I knew would be an ULTRA-major success.
Look, achieving “Ultra-major” success made me feel pretty good, but I knew I could do better, particularly when I became aware of a glaring problem: my gray bike stood out like a sore thumb. It totally destroyed the monochromeness of my monochrome pictures.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a green bike. I have two black bikes and one gray bike. Obviously, if I my goal was to attain “SUPREME-ultra-major” success, I was going to have to find a location with gray monochromiperfection.
And I found it!
I don’t recall anybody ever saying to me, “Ya know, Greg, you could be an outstanding fashion model.” But I know that’s what they were thinking. And despite the negative feedback I get about my wardrobe from The Feeshko, I know in my heart that I have great fashion-sense and flair. So the first thing I did after finding a gray location for my photo-shoot was to ride back home and change into a flashy, yet understated, gray ensemble.
Clearly I have achieved supreme-ultra-major success, but my stupid legs, fleshy hands, and ugly face have prevented me from achieving UNEXCELLED-supreme-ultra-major success. I’m learning from my mistakes, and next time I’m going to monochrome the HELL out of this challenge.