July 5, 2011

I'll Catch Up with You! Maybe.

Welcome to my world...or more aptly...the world of my family, friends and acquaintances.  "Did we lose her again?", "Where's Kathy?", "Seriously Mom, they are going to think you are a stalker if you keep following them like that with your camera!",  "Wait for it...wait for it....CLICK!!"  It's all about getting that perfect shot, that piece of the present that I can relish in the future.  FYI, it's hard to do when everyone is leaving me in the dust with one eye on the lens for that priceless and precise shot, and the other eye on the rest of my group that is tired of waiting and disappearing quickly into the horizon.  Don't they know I need them for my ride home, or at least cab fare?

 Yes, I love photography.  No, I am in no way, shape or form a photographer of any training except everyday clicking and shooting.  With apologies to my husband, I'm sure he is still licking his wounds from my irritation at him for daring to nurture my photography by spending the money on a "bridge" camera upgrade for me, when all I wanted was my pocket digital.  I have yet to use or even KNOW most of the various settings, knobs and dials on my current camera.  I'm stuck on the "automatic" setting, and I'm just fine with that.  Hmmmm....did I just experience an Oprah "AH-HA" moment about my life?????

Altho I finally succumbed and felt that I probably should have access to PhotoWorshop, and my husband probably cringed that I would yell at him again for getting it for me (the sting of the camera upgrade I'm sure was still fresh in his psyche)....the Christmas gift sat on my desk collecting dust until my 13 year old daughter installed it for me a few weeks ago.  I guess I should probably open it up and explore how to use it one of these days....MAYBE.

Therefore, everything I share with you is pretty much as my eye sees it,  and I shoot it.  Not too much manipulation going on here.  Truth be told, I'm much better at manipulating a trip out of the family budget.   However, I will cop out to some cropping and my tendency to love black and white photography (which does require a bit of altering).

I doubt too many will find the photographic "skills" of a middle-aged woman (again..that's ALL I'll cop too!), or what I define as intriguing all that interesting.  But...if you do...then welcome to my world and I hope you enjoy.



  1. You'll get out of auto once you realize you can't get the shot you want with out switching over. Try Aperture Priority first, it's like training wheels.

    Are you going to link you blog to your fb feed? Look into networked blogs for that. THey make it really easy.

  2. Hmmm...I don't know Becky, that might make me accountable for making sure I keep on shooting! :) I'll look into it, thanks!

  3. I love that you're doing this! Maybe I'll try and blog every once in a while too so that you can keep track of all the exotic things I'm doing in western Ohio, hahah. Love you :o)

  4. You should definitely blog Kylie..."A Misplaced Philly Phan or...how i misplaced my cheesesteak".

  5. Love this post! I didn't know you back then.