Monday, June 25, 2007
A lot of you have asked if I do my own photography. I do and really enjoy the hobby. Some of the photos on my blog were set up on a tripod with timer but the rest were ones that I shot just standing and looking for something to catch my eye. I use a Nikon D70 digital SLR. It's a great camera in my opinion. I carry about 4 lenses with me but mostly use a 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG Macro lens.
Photography is something that allows me to try to capture the world around me. Some of what I photograph is beautiful and some of it is not beautiful in a conventional sense. I have a fascination with tugboats but they aren't really beautiful, just interesting to me.
It's hard to describe how it feels to get a shot that you really like. I take lots of photos but sometimes I can't capture what my eye sees. I think that's the challenge of photography. There is so much more to it than just the mechanics--there's feeling and light and all the many nuances that surround you at the moment that you see something you want to capture forever. There aren't many ways to capture those golden moments or that special feeling. It stays in your mind for a while but to have an image of it that will last....well, that's pretty neat. I still look at those old Kodak black and whites from my childhood. My memory of that time is pretty dim but when I see the photos, I can remember so much better. I guess that I'm hoping to preserve those things that are important to me so that I can look back and conjure up something magical as time goes by.