I really love going out and spending the day shoot photos. I love photography and actually get a lot of exercise doing it.
I’m setting here at my computer and my back and legs are killing me. I can’t let my sons know because they’d call me a wuss so I just have to suck it up and deal with it.
I did get a lot of good photographs. I don’t know about everyone else but if I shoot all day and only get a few great photos I’m happy. I use a program called ACDSee, mainly because that’s what I’ve used for the last 12 or 13 years and I’m just used to it for photo organization. I think Picasa and a few other would do just as good of a job but I don’t want to learn a new programs.
I’m almost embarrassed of my photos and I’m not sure why. I won’t post a lot of them on Flickr… which I love and highly recommend.
Maybe next weekend I can take a couple day motorcycle ride along with 2 days of photography. My favorite 2 hobbies all at once.
By the 7th of the month I put a new photo in our “Photo of the Month” frame. Here is Jan. 2014
Have you ever had that slit second special moment in life where you’d give anything to have recorded it on video or photo?
I think most of us have had many moments life that. When our baby says their first word, or takes their first step. My friend just happened to catch the moment he met his wife on video. We see photos and video now that 15 years ago we would have dreamt about. With the use of our cell phones that now have both camera and video every moment of our life can be recorded.
Is this a great thing or bad thing? How many times have things have been caught on video where you know the people wish were not?
With access to that video recorder typically in our hands or on our side a lot of special moments have been caught that would have typically been lost forever. Not really lost but only known to us in our memories. I still think of things from 40 years ago where I think dam I’d given anything to have had a camera or video camera back then.
We are living in a time where it has been documented more than any other time in history. I have 1 old photo of my great grandfather. Just one single image of him standing in a pair of overalls. My great grandchildren will know what I look like at different ages in my life, know how I sounded, and can see me walking, talking, and telling jokes. In many ways I truly envy them for that. But do I really? I look back at my grandfather and use my imagination to fill in all the blanks about him. In my eyes he is this larger than life and a great man! But had he been better documented with photos, and videos would I still look at him the same way? Or would I see him as he actually was, a mortal flawed man. Maybe I wouldn’t like him as a person. I may thing he’s an asshole or something. I won’t be around to see what will happen but I pray my great great grandchildren look back and say, wow great great granddad was OK.
My Great Grandfather Morrison
I think photography is my number 1 hobby. Photography lets you capture an image of something that will be around long after you have gone. It’s a moment in history that you have preserved. I sometimes think, will someone look at one of my photos and wonder what the subject was thinking or what the photographer was thinking when they took the photo?
I sometimes wonder what the subject was looking at? Are they looking at the photographer or a loved one off in the background. I wonder where they are at and who else was there when the photographer clicked the shutter. Even in the old paintings I catch myself wondering about this. I guess because I look at some of mine and remember the story of the photo happening. In one photo as soon as I clicked the button a fight broke out. When I look at that photo that is what I’m seeing… the moment before the fight. Others will look at the photo and thing, oh that’s a great family photo, “What a perfect family”.
Then I look at the odd photo that were staged. The ones where we are looking goofy or mad. The ones that we acted as if we were going to hit someone, or jump off something. Is people in our future going to look at those and be going WTF?
I think that is what draws me to photography. It’s the documenting of my family for generations to come. My great-great-great grand-kids will have thousands of photos to look at and try to know us. Unfortunately I’m not in most of the photos, I’m always on the other side of the camera.
In some of my family photos when I was growing up I’ll see a picture at 5 then another at 9. What happened in the 4 years in between? Or I think of an old car or motorcycle I owned but there is not 1 single photo of it ever happening.
Maybe I’m unique or odd but if I had to choose 1 hobby over all it would be photography.
This should have been posted Jan 3 but the website chose not to let me.