Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Why Photography?"

I've always needed a creative outlet in my life. At various times I write, paint (watercolors mostly), decorate, garden, etc. I still do all those things off and on, but photography has pretty much been the only constant. There was a time a few years ago when I wasn't using a camera very much. Lack of time had my film darkroom gathering dust. Digital cameras were becoming more popular, but I didn't like the little point and shoots, I wanted the comfort and familiarity of my larger SLR. One day during a watercolor class, one of the students mentioned he was a pro photgrapher, but was taking the class to see things in a different way. I found I was far more interested in listening to what he was doing with his camera than what I was doing with paint and brushes. That was when I realized how much I missed it. DSLRs were coming down in price, so I bought a Canon XT and haven't looked back.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Day 188 threesixtyfive "Where is Spring?"

Day 188 threesixtyfive "Where is Spring?"
Ok, we're in the second week of March now. I know I can't expect daffodils yet, but please, I'm done with snow. Let the temperature creep up just a little. Let the sun shine a little more. Show me the face of an early crocus or an early robin. Spring, where are you?

Day 187 threesixtyfive "Toy Box Anarchy"

This got a lot of attention on flickr. I don't think it's a technically good shot, but it is an amusing one!