When I first started this blog, I really had no clear idea of what a journey I’d begun. It’s been nearly six months now and I am learning so much every day from reading the blogs of those more experienced and those much more wise. And I had thought that it would be only my own thoughts that would find their way to this spot. ;o) In the next several months I hope to share with you my returning passion for photography…lots more to think about out loud!
Over the last few months I’ve developed (pun intentional) a real appreciation for people who have photo-blogs. When I was in school (way back in another century, even!) I was very interested in photography, but for several reasons (the expense of developing film being one of them) didn’t follow it after the one class I took. Life took some different turns for me and somehow the satisfaction I had felt when a “good” photo actually developed out of the gloom of the chemicals, got overtaken by other more immediate concerns.
So, here I am, enjoying my now-official cronedom and that interest in photography has come back with a vengeance! It is so exciting to see what can now be done with the new digital cameras. I am completely in love with the idea of “creating” my own photo-, dare I actually call it art? I do dare! I do! The technology today will make it easy for me to do my own “digital development” process without having to find and rent time in a photo-lab (can you believe how long ago I learned about the photo process?), and I can archive my favorite shots without ever spending a cent beyond the initial expense of buying a decent digital camera. I’ve convinced myself the initial expense will be as much an investment in my own future well-being as it will be an indulgence in something I simply want….and do not have a real need for. That’s always a consideration now that I am an official crone. Still….I really like being self-indulgent and that feeling doesn’t seem to have changed as I’ve (always hopeful here) grown wiser.
Having the desire to search for good “photo opportunities” is going to get me away from my computer and outside! It can only be better for my health and well-being to get more fresh air and more exercise….and my little dogs will surely be happier because they will have a chance to get out more, too. The decision is all but made as I’m sure you can tell! One more caveat, however….I must become a lot better at time-management so I can continue to do what little I have been doing….but a whole lot more of it….and a whole lot of new activities and interests to add to my burgeoning day-to-day life! No time to waste!
So, that’s what I’ve been thinking about out loud today. . . .What are you thinking?