"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."

Monday, March 4, 2013

Experimenting with the Camera

You'd think someone who blogs would really enjoy taking pictures.  I don't.
 I just find taking pictures tedious and frustrating.  But, I've been experimenting in hopes of getting better.
I'm starting to make displays out of things I already have around the house.  Take this old statue of Mary, for example.  She makes a great display piece for my old rosaries.  

And I'm trying to get better close-ups.
And trying to get different perspectives.
Viewing something through a zoom gives me a whole new appreciation for the subject being photographed.  

It also helps when you reach 43 years old and your eyes can't focus on anything within a foot of your face!
So I trudge on, relying more on my camera than my eyes!
And when I look at these simple old rosaries, I see a beauty there that I hadn't seen with the naked eye.  I get a glimpse as to why people actually enjoy taking pictures.  I'm just not there yet!


  1. oh it becomes a sickness so be careful. I have a tiny little nothing special camera but it serves its purpose and I take a ton of pics. I keep thinking I would like a nicer camera with a quicker speed.. as I have a hard time getting pictures of anything that is moving. as in my granddaughter! lol!
    happy day jill!

  2. Your not alone.I feel exactly the same.I don't even want to practice ; )