Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Camera.....


9. My camera

Oh, how I love capturing fleeting moments in time with my camera. I love experimenting with different lighting and I absolutely love being able to take as many photos as I want to without having to pay the fortune to have each roll of 24 or 36 developed and printed for a great deal of money. Who would have thought we would be able to have digital cameras, and computers to play with the images we capture, and printers, and photoshop......
There are thousands of pictures stored on various hard drives in this house. I have every intention of making them into photo books, and also scrapbooking with them. Sometime. Soon. Note to self : Stop procrastinating and get on with it. I thought that I had taken so many photos of my children growing up. That is, until I realised just how many photos we have of Missy. All records are broken. She is so lucky to have a very talented Mum wielding a very classy camera as she grows up. We are so fortunate too, to be able to see them all on something like Flickr. There is no delay - we see photos moments after they have been taken. And when little ones are changing by the day, this is especially great when you are not close by.
And the places I love..... all through the year, these special places (to me) change in small ways, as well as big seasonal shifts. And I try to grab the moment to savour later. Grab it, hold it tight and keep it safe. Storing images. Hoarding them in my mind, as well as on those hard drives.You know what I am saying? I hope so. The ability to string a logical set of words together seems to be illusive right now. I love my camera. I take it everywhere, and I can get it out and working in seconds. My garden has had a great deal of attention too. I love my garden, and I photograph the things I love. I would love to learn more about photography, and editing programmes. There are some great tutorials out there on the internet, and Pioneer Woman has taught me a great deal, but I really should get a decent editing suite.

Learning something new is something I hope to be doing all my life. You are never too old to learn. And there are so many fascinating things to discover nowadays. New things. And when it comes to the simple camera, I am having the time of my life. Like crocheting. I taught myself how to crochet at the beginning of the year, and discovered a new hobby which I love. Not that I am in need of many more new hobbies, let me tell you - I have so many interests that I can't do any of them real justice any more! I made these wrist warmers last night. Or computer gloves. They are great and warm, but so help me, useless on the computer, because I confess I still need to be able to see the keys. Oh well. I will work on the pattern or thickness of the wool and Make A Plan.

7 comments:

The Bookworm said...

My eldest daughter is in the process of deciding on 6th forms and A-levels for next year, and is very excited by the prospect of taking photography as one of her options. The school she wants to go to has a brand new photography suite with everything from a darkroom to computers with whizz-bang editing software. So many opportunities these days!

Needled Mom said...

Last evening we were remembering all the film that we had to develop. You had to wait forever to see the results and then they got the 1 hr. development. We thought we were in heaven. Now....what can I say? It is fabulous.

Crystal said...

I love your posts this month, Linds. A little snippet to be grateful for and then your descriptions and expanded thoughts. It is good writing - snapshot writing as the students would say at school. I never dreamed, six years ago when we got this camera, that it would become such a big part of my every day. Definitely something to be thankful for!

Lisa Marie said...

Yes Linds, I love my camera too. I take far too many photos but oh well....
Did you buy a pattern for the wrist warmers? I can crochet, not knit so I just might like to tackle that project. My hands get so cold and they cramp up while at the computer. These just might help a little.

Becky said...

I wonder what I ever did without a digital camera. I LOVE having one and I take so many pictures! I love seeing what you photograph because I imagine myself in the picture.

Olson Family said...

Beautiful shot of Lucerne - love that angle and yet - I don't have any pic's going that direction. Dear me - must go with camera. I too, have boxes of photo's to put into books before I can deal with all the digi pic's - so many pictures, so little time.

Edith said...

Can so relate to this. Am working on album for my son who is a senior this year...sorting through the pictures is a big job. But...I do love taking pictures...especially nature/flower ones.