Sunday, October 18, 2009

sunday photo walk

My brother and a friend of his are here spending the night. They both have a heavy interest in photography (in addition his pal is a chef, who's food is out of this world beautiful) with the cameras to back it up. So I felt a little out of my league when they invited me on a photo walk this afternoon. Me with my point shoot, granted it's somewhat of a fancy point and shoot, but they have the serious hardware.

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I find since I've been taking more pictures I look at my surroundings differently. Wondering what kind of shot I could frame. Today I didn't shoot very much at all. Uncle Dave and I were too busy filling his friend in on the history of our little village with a few dozen personal anecdotes thrown in. So we chatted and I listened and watched. Paid attention to what they were paying attention too and resisted the urge to hoist my camera whenever they hoisted theirs. I did manage a couple of shots I really love though......

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even if it did have to be pointed out to me.....

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It was a lovely moment. I can honestly say I haven't ever been so close to a butterfly in the wild before. Of course it goes without saying that as lovely as my are pictures something tells me his were much nicer...

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Ahhh camera envy, it went well with my iPhone envy. The boys had both on them today.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful shots, Shan. My pathetic (and not at all fancy) point and shoot is so sad. I have to open the lens now with my finger (thank you, kids). And so I have camera envy for yours. You make it work for you really well.

Betsy said...

Still a beautiful shot!

PS Sorry for the lack of comments lately, school started and trying to get my groove back!`

Chantal said...

oh but yours are beautiful too! The colours are amazing!

septembermom said...

So nice! I love the butterfly!

Suze said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Mine seem to be always full of thumbs :)

Goofball said...

beautiful butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!