I love travelling, absolutely love it! Not so much the queuing up for security and the stress of airports in general. No I love the hop off the plane, you have reached your destination bit. The sun hits your face as if you have never felt the experience of it in your life. Or the wind hits you….depending on what you are into. One of the things I love most doing is taking photographs. Not so much to share on Facebook and make people jealous, but more so to capture the beauty of this new world I’m seeing for the first time. Seeing new places and new culture is a great thing, so for me I love capturing the moment I am in on camera to share the beauty of it to others later on, or simply to look back on the images and reminisce.
I received a present of a Canon camera one Christmas and find it to be one of the best digital cameras I have ever used. It’s a simple camera that is light to carry around and does the job for me. One day I would love to invest in a deluxe camera, but right now I’m happy with what I have. Some of my favourite moments I have captured are non-posing type ones, where the person is unaware of their photo being taken. That is how we live our lives, we don’t go through life posing. Even selfies are taken multiple times before being published.
Scenic photography is a hobby of mine also. The most annoying thing I find about that though is the fact that sometimes you cannot get the real beauty into your mini machine. They say that taking a photograph of something will leave you less likely to remember that moment as you are viewing it not through your eyes, but through a lens. On hearing that, I still capture the moment. I also however put the camera away and try to enjoy the scenery.
I love my little camera but it has not seen the light of day for some time now. The mobile phone camera has taken over quite a bit. I was at an event and had my camera and felt slightly strange even taking a picture with it. How times change….
I have a 1TB hard drive that I purchased off eBay some years ago to store all my photographs. I browse through the albums now and again and smile as I have some memories restored. I have squeezed in some of my photographs here after spending more than an hour browsing through my hard drive and not realising the time. If I could put more in I would, but I’ll include them in future blog posts if they have any relevance.
”The pictures are there, and you just take them.” – Robert Capa (1913-1954)