Friday, April 3, 2009

I wish I had my camera...

I do not feel the need to carry my camera everywhere with me. I know a lot of people do, in case they come across they must photograph. The types of things I would want to photograph that I hadn't planned on generally fall into two categories. First, some events I should just watch and let my memory remember them. The second type are events that it would probably be in my best interest to run away from. Not having a camera for either of those does not bother me.

But sometimes...

Today I saw very cool light playing outside. It had been a dull and lifeless morning, but by late afternoon the clouds were breaking up, and warm colored sunlight was laying on everything it touched. I love the cold steel-grey skies contrasted against golden light. I looked out the window and wished I had my camera.

I didn't have my camera, but I did have a camera of sorts. My phone has a camera. So I grabbed it and made a few pictures. I made one from inside the building, and then held off on the rest until it was time to go home. I needed to make the other ones because, as you can see, the image from inside the building is a little lacking. Or maybe, it just plain sucks.

After I had made these, I felt I should post them up here. Images like this represent a change in my photographic-philosophy so to speak. Many times in the past I refused to photograph things I felt would be snapshots, or I didn't have the "proper" equipment to make a "good" picture. Within the last year or so, I have changed my mind. I now feel, that the mere act of creating something is important. It doesn't matter how great the result is necessarily. I have some pictures I would not have otherwise. Like Kathryn playing an angel in a Christmas play. I would not have made that before, it really is "only" a snapshot. But-- its an important one.

I will say, that I am a little irritated I had to install software to pull the images off the camera. I find that somewhat inexcusable.

I like the final image in this set the best.

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