Day 8 was 6:00. I missed 6:00 in the morning. At 6:00 in the evening, Boo and I were playing at the playground. We had a good time, as usual. We really do love the playground at the park.
Yesterday, day 12, was shoot from down low. I wanted to get an awesome picture of one of the trees out front, but it was raining and I wasn't feeling very inspired but I knew I had to get some shot. I took this one lying on the floor of the foyer of our apartment building. Yep, that's my bike, Lady, there in the stairwell. I kinda like the effect, but not one of my best shots. I have much better shots taken from down low looking up.
Today, day 13, was art. Yeah, that's helpful. So, today I took a picture of some of Boo's art. The latest batch he told me to take into work. They're maps if you're wondering. Maps to where? Well, according to him, they're to "places". Thanks kid; you're a help.
Overall I'm having fun with this. Part of me wishes I had the time and energy (and equipment) to really "do" this from a photographer point of view, create some "real" art. Part of me thinks I should just do this totally as "snapshots" and let art go to and pound sand. Both methods have merit. If I'm just trying to record a glimpse of the day with a single image with a theme, than snapshots are almost implied. But, if I approach it as a way to push myself and and work on my skills as a photographer, than I should be approaching these assignments with more thought and care. But, since I like both approaches, I'll probably try and push myself when and where I can, but revel in the snapshot nature of shooting with either my phone or my point-n-shoot. I miss my SLR, and have been drooling over DSLRs lately. I think part of me really wants to get back to "being" a photographer.
I miss it.
I just don't have time. I don't have the time or the energy to really focus on it. I don't have the equipment to shoot digitally the way I want to. I still have my film SLRs, but my FG has a wonky back I just can't trust and my auto-focus one, I just get lazy with and don't actually take the time to play with the f-stop and shutter speed like I do with the FG. I want to have ultimate control. I want to play with the settings. But... as much as I love working in the darkroom and developing and printing my own B&W film and photos I have fallen in love with the instant gratification of seeing what I shoot digitally. (I also really miss the sound of the shutter, the real sound that is, and the feel of the mechanics of advancing the film... the tactile part of photography.)
Anyhow, I'm just rambling at this point. I will gladly live with my little Cannon and hope that some day soon I'll be able to afford a DSLR and have some time to enjoy it.
Peace to all and may you stretch your skills and enjoy your challenges.