Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"365 Project" - Day 27 - "Flashback"

Jan. 27, 2010 - "Flashback"

Needed a bit of "creative release" today. Decided to have a bit of fun with an otherwise crappy image. Took a quick snap of a bottle of Pepsi "Throwback" in my fridge. Nothing exciting. Boosted saturation... contrast... highlights... and exposure. Cropped down to only a sliver. Tilted image, slightly. Voila! There it is!

I remember countless Sundays spent at my grandparent's house... family dinners together with big glass 1.5 liter bottles of Pepsi on the table. I remember the heavy-ness of them to a little kid trying to poor them without spilling a drop on the tablecloth. I remember the fizz... and the bubbles jumping. I remember the bright red, white and blue painted logo. I remember how good Pepsi tasted when they still used real sugar, instead of corn syrup.

So, for me, this new Pepsi "Throwback" with real sugar becomes a Pepsi "Flashback". I sip... think back... and smile.

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Walk in the Woods said...

Sweet memories.


There was no such a thing when I was growing up. Just reasonable-sized bottles that were most often shared - and were returned to be sterilized, refilled and reused. Man, would I LOVE a taste of THAT!

Vincent James Pia said...

"Sweet" memories indeed! :-)