A few weeks ago I purchased a digital point & shoot camera - the first point and shoot I have owned in 20 years! I mentioned in one of my posts about my trip to Paris that there was more than one occasion where bringing all my “equipment” was not practical, so I missed capturing moments that will forever be in my memory, but are hard to describe verbally. I don't want that to happen ever again - which is one of the reasons I bought this camera
This morning I decided to bring my new camera with the intention to record some of the sights I see every day – just for fun. I barely walked a block when I came upon this written on the sidewalk. What a great way to begin my morning! I was so happy to have my camera!
When I became more serious about my photography (and my camera bag became heavier) I think I slowly stopped capturing the everyday wonders around me. Having this little camera as my constant companion is helping me learn to seek out and record sights that somewhere along the way, I had begun to ignore.
My routine this morning was changed dramatically by the simple fact that I was really “looking” at my neighborhood instead of just walking to get some exercise with my iPod plugged in.
I will probably wait until the time changes next month to take my camera again. It was still pretty dark and most of the shots I took did not turn out, but I had a lovely time taking them anyway – and isn’t that why I became a photographer in the first place??