Brit Gal writes about her cameras and shares some great photos. I like the one of the cemetery with the odd looking trees. It looks sort of like a surrealist painting.
I won’t be overly modest; I do think some of my photos are really good. On the other hand, I often see some photos that are spectacular and make me feel a little embarrassed about showing off my poor attempts. I don’t know much about photography beyond, see it, frame it, push the button, and if you have time take a few more shots of the same thing because no matter how good you are there’s always a possibility that something could go wrong.
I did use a Pentax K1000 SLR for years so I know a little about lenses, F-stops, shutter speeds and so forth – just the basics – but I don’t think I ever developed much of a knack for it. For one thing, when you’re worrying about wasting film you don’t practice as much as you need to. I also hated carrying around a fairly heavy camera and an even heavier bag full of lenses and accessories so I missed a lot of photo opportunities because I didn’t have the camera with me.
I love my little Sony Cybershot because it fits in my purse or a pocket so I take it everywhere. I’m a little self-conscious about taking photos in non-touristy public places though. I would feel like everyone’s staring at the crazy lady taking photos of clouds, weeds, crumbling old buildings and such. Even in some places where you would expect people to be taking a lot of pictures, like the museums in Guthrie, I’m often the only one.