Yesterday, I was asked if I had abandoned my Photoblog. The answer is…well…yes…kinda…maybe. (How’s that for a strong, definite answer?)
Not quite a year ago, I stumbled across Eric’s blog. He had started to post one photo a day of his hometown of Paris, France. It was facinating to just see what he saw in his town on a daily basis. Other people in other cities across the world started to join in and it became what was called a cityblogger family. The idea of doing something like this was very appealing to me. I thought about it for quite some time (at least a week) before I decided to join. My reasoning was that I would be encouraged to both use my camera on a daily basis and get into Seattle more often to explore the city.
Well, it turns out that I still don’t really care to head into Seattle all that often. (I like Seattle, I’m just not a big fan of crowds or traffic) Nor am I all that thrilled to take photos of our little town (although technically we don’t live in any town at all…at least not one that will claim us) I have learned that I really like to take macro shots of things in nature. An interesting leaf, a pretty flower, anything with some great texture…
I have some really great shots on my photoblog. I also have some pretty mediocre ones. Not every shot is going to be great, espeically if you are trying to post one everyday. While I like most of my pictures, they aren’t exactly what the loose guidelines of the what the City Blog is supposed to be about. The thought of taking pictures of buildings, touristy stuff and local secrets just don’t excite me. I don’t think I’m really cut out to be a city blogger.
What I really want to do it start taking photos of what is really important to me. I’ve gotten out of the habit of photographing my family just doing everyday things. (Not that she gets to do this everyday)
I’ve toyed with the idea of making a separate page or blog of that or maybe just incorporating them into my regular blog entries more. (my mother keeps complaining that I need to use more photos….like a picture book I guess…) I’m open to any ideas that I know you all have!
Oh, if anyone is still here after all my rambling, go see Shaun’s new photo page. He’s still working on it, but it’s turning out pretty cool. (He says it’s too complicated to teach me how to use something like this. He may be right, but still…phooey on him!)