So, some may have noticed that my postings have dropped off a little as of late. I wish I had the sheer tenacity (and talent) of Darwin Wiggett, Stephen Desroches, or the inestimable Amber Richards, who somehow manage to post photos almost every day! But alas! I am not so prolific. But it isn’t because I am not out shooting. Honest!
The truth is that after a day spent working on a computer – I’m an editor by trade – I don’t relish the idea of coming home to sit at a computer to process images. I don’t even own a copy of Photoshop or Lightroom – just the software that came with my camera, which is kind of a pain when Ijust want to crop something.
Lee Sacrey recently asked a question on his blog: what is it you like about photography? Great question! And one that got me thinking; why do I press the shutter? Well, there are a lot of reasons really, probably some I don’t quite understand yet. I love to be out in nature, or anywhere really, and photography helps me to get out the door more often. I like the challenge of doing something I feel is creative and interesting. Mostly, I think I really like that photography pushes me question how I see the world, and to try and see it differently; to reconsider everything I thought I knew about a place and look at it again with fresh eyes. But I am not keen on processing, that much I know – it makes my eyes fuzzy.
Anyways, thanks to Lee for the philosophical nudge, and to Amber and Darwin for the inspiration to get posting again!
This one is of some birch trees in the bush at Gamblane Farms. I am actually quite proud of this one. Enjoy!