Picture, Picture…

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!)

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14 Responses to Picture, Picture…

  1. Lynne says:

    Oh dear, what did I start? I do miss seeing your photos though…

    I think you should take photos of whatever you see that needs to be captured, be it nature, your family, whatever! Take images of what you love.

    Are you doing the photo course that went with your baby camera?

    WOW, Shaun’s photo page is awesome. He is so much more serious about photography than I am. Great images there, Shaun!

  2. I like to see your photos. I agree with your mom…

  3. Jay says:

    I enjoy seeing people’s photos no matter what it is they enjoy taking pics of. I think everybody has his/her favorite subject to shoot. I really enjoy seeing pics of where people live though. And the occasional self portrait or family member. Maybe a pic of their house or car. OK, ANY pics! LOL

    But I also love to read everyone’s writings. So, a combo of pics and writing is usually the most fun for me to see on other people’s blogs.

  4. mrs darling says:

    I like seeing photos but I i’m only into taking family pics. I’ll never make it big in photography because I dont have the time to wait for the perfect pic.

  5. Susan says:

    lol Lynne~You didn’t start anything, merely pointed out the obvious, that I hadn’t posted over there in over a month now. Shaun really does have great photos, he’ll be glad to hear that you think so. 🙂

    Pretty~Yeah, you are both probably right…

    Jay~You want to see the MomMobile? Yawn… 🙂 When I think about it, I think I enjoy a combo of the two as well.

    Mrs. D~It’s the family photos that I need to get back to. I think once the girls got past the “adorable” stage, I slowed down on that. Shame on me!

  6. tommiea says:

    I love to take pictures of flowers. I have a file just for them. That one is very pretty!

  7. TaunaLen says:

    Great photos! I just pried the camera out of my husband’s fingers, after 15 years, and started taking photos myself. I love it!

  8. photowannabe says:

    You know, that’s why I didn’t join the City Blog team. I like to take pictures of whats going on around me, whereever I am. Sometimes its just flowers, sometimes abstracts, and sometimes its just what attracts me.
    Do a combination of both photos and your thoughts. I have so enjoyed your gifted writing style. Keep it up.

  9. Betty says:

    I enjoy seeing photos, but don’t ever have any for my blog. I have been mildle criticized because my blog contains only (gasp!) WORDS! And, here I always thought of my blog as a journal. Hmmmmm.

  10. Tink says:

    You shouldn’t care what other people think of your photos. That’s really not what photography is about. It’s about capturing the world (your world) as YOU see it.

  11. gawilli says:

    What I really think is you need to do what works for you. I always enjoy reading your pieces. I feel as though I know your family and that is because your words are like pictures. Your pictures are always wonderful also and compliment your writing. Pictures give me ideas for writing. I guess that’s a little backwards.

  12. Keshi says:

    ur pics r great…lovely pink that is!


  13. J-Funk says:

    Wow, Shaun takes incredibly good pictures, I esp like the ones of the “people”… that kind of stuff is so hard to capture! I’m impressed.

  14. Dorky Dad says:

    Those are incredible pictures.

    And I think that most photographers take mediocre pictures to go along with the good ones. It’s just that the mediocre ones don’t get published anywhere.

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