Saturday, 24 January 2009

Photography Musings

Wow, blogging three days in a ROW, what a novelty! (I've just noticed though, because its 12:40am it counts as Saturday and not Friday, oh well!)

I've been perusing the "blogs of note" on blogger, and wondering what makes a blog...of note. Note-worthy. I wonder. I noticed that a lot of the aforementioned blogs contained pictures. And I also noticed that a lot of my favourite blogs that I read contain photos. Which just goes to show, that a picture is worth a thousand words. Which then led me to think what a shame it is that I don't take pictures any more.

I used to take pictures of EVERYTHING. I used to do "a day in my life", which is a community on Livejournal dedicated to posts and posts of a day in people's lives, photographically. I've only ever done one, but I've started many more. Then either got bored or embarrassed of the little life things I was taking pictures of. I guess part of that comes from my dad saying "what on earth are you doing?!" when I was taking a picture of my dinner one time. Ha. Oh well. I definitely miss photography though, but I'm REALLY not getting on well with my camera. I had a Canon Powershot G3 at one time, and sold it to buy a Fujifilm Finepix F30. Bad move. Yes, its handy having a smaller camera. But no, it does not take the same quality of photos as my Canon did. It's just a shame and I desperately want a Canon EOS 450d (Rebel XSi to the Americans!) and I'm hoping maybe a millionnaire might come across this post and think "hey, I'll buy her one!".....maybe? You can hope right?

I also used to take a lot of photos of myself. Self portraits. But then I stopped. Self confidence issues. I tried to do the whole 365 thing on Flickr, a self portrait per day, but who was I kidding? I think back to things like Christmas and New Year and think, why didn't I take more pictures?! Gah! In fact I didn't take any.

I really feel like its something I want to persue again...if only I could afford (or justify spending the money on) a much better camera. I shall end this by posting a couple of my favourite photos from the past, that I have taken.


Cabbage White ButterflyRed and BlueSunset over the EstuaryWatercoloursDiamond Ring

4 comments:

Rhona 25 January 2009 at 22:13  

Twinny you just completely stole that noticing-other-blogs-with-photo's paragraph straight from my page, didn't ya!? Go on, admit it...you wish you were a little more like me, dontcha!? :oP

Guid photaes tho!!

Jules 25 January 2009 at 23:20  

I said it first!! :P No really, did you say the same thing or are you just saying that you put pics in your blog?

Rhona 26 January 2009 at 13:24  

I said it in my blog over a week ago! Think the blog was snazzy blogs that aren't mine!

Jules 26 January 2009 at 16:19  

You said "Do people just go around taking photo's of stuff just to put on their blogs? In a way i'm quite proud that i'm not that sad...yet!"

Yes, that's exactly what I do! :P

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