Sunday, August 11, 2013


If anyone is reading this blog, I apologise for my looooong absence. Personal issues are keeping me busy, the cameras have languished on the shelf and no time to concentrate on photography. However, I am trying to back in the swing of things, so I ask for your patience. In the meantime, please do check out the blogs on the sidebar, they are awesome!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Past Imperfect

Both these pictures were taken on a cold morning in a public park. Neither is very good. There are several lessons to be learned from these pictures. 1) make sure your camera is as steady as you can make it. If necessary, bump up your shutter speed and your iso. 2) Be patient. Good photographs take time and I took both of these awfully quickly. I'll return to the park when I have another day and I will practice and I will slow down. That'll help make better pictures.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Two new cameras

The blue one is a Nikon AW100. Useful for bad weather, camping, some water immersion shots and other situations where a more delicate camera might get damaged. The red one is a Canon 3400is. Not exactly the most sophisticated camera ever, but it's light, cheap and easy to carry in one's purse. It has a wonderful touch screen which makes it more like a cell phone and thus, easier for some folks to use. And I love the cheery color. Neither camera is as fancy as I'm used to but sometimes I just don't feel like hauling out the fancy equipment. These are a practical fall back.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

It ain't good to be lazy

Today I'm trying to sort out alot of digital photographs clogging my hard drive. Sadly, there is a lot of dreck to clean out and it's kinda discouraging. From time to time, I take a really great photograph and my confidence soars. Then I look at the other pictures I've taken and I wonder why the heck I don't just take up some other hobby. The moral of this is keep your digital albums clean, and don't get lazy and let dreck pile up, it's bad for the soul.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's okay to fail

This isn't a good picture. I was trying to learn how to photograph plants but no matter how hard I tried, nothing came out well. But that's okay. I'll keep trying and someday I will make a flower picture that is really special. It's like learning any other craft. You have to keep trying and accept failure and keep trying and keep trying and never, ever give up.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall is here!

The fall is my favorite time of year for photographs. Halloween, pumpkins, a clear moon on a dark night...Can't wait!