Monday, April 28, 2008

Playin' With Pictures

I have somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 photos on my computer. Most of them were taken in the past four years. Prior to 2004, I was a camera snob who condemned digital photography as a tool of convenience similar in quality to my blackening stash of old family Polaroids.

Instead of embracing the new technology, I continued to lug around a 35 mm camera and spend inordinate amounts of money on film and developing.

Then my third child was born. I suddenly had two children in diapers and not enough room in the diaper bag for the large camera, gigantic flash, and various lenses. My new point-and-shoot digital camera took up less room than a board book, and I was thrust into the digital world.

I took thousands of photos with that little camera prior to upgrading to a larger point-and-shoot last summer. Now I'm like the farm wife paparazzi. My camera is snapping everywhere I go.

Lately, it seems like all the pictures are beginning to look the same. The land refuses to green up and show any color, and the pictures have all taken on a look of dingy yellow. So today, since I had many other more pressing tasks that required my attention, I sat in front of my computer screen and messed around with photo editing tools. I rid my photos of that dingy yellow. I tried new color combinations. I didn't vacuum or fold that basket of jeans. But, at the end of the day, it's all about appreciating the beauty in life.

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A new view of an old favorite.

4 comments:

ZenPanda said...

The last one is absolutely precious!

The bonus to digital is how prolific ones photography becomes. you can play more and find what you really like!

I look forward to your late night posts!

Anonymous said...

What awesome pictures! It makes me want to sit down and do the same thing with mine. I'm not as good a photographer as you are, but it's fun to play!!

Happy Mommy said...

I love her little bonnet! Great photo's!

Ranch Mommy said...

I love the photos. I always tend to lean towards black and white or Sepia. Thanks for sharing!!

 
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