I often get the question, “How long have you been into photography?” but I don’t have the standard answer many other photographers have. I can’t count the number of years I’ve wandered with a camera, because I frankly can’t remember a time when I haven’t. My earliest photos predate digital, when I carried a cheap plastic something that took film cartridges I didn’t even have to queue or wind.
In an effort to tackle some of my monstrous backlog, I’m going to try to post about some older adventures from time to time. This one hails from 2011.
I learned from my father many years ago one very important lesson: take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. After all, you never know when you might look back on a “no” and wish that it had been a “yes.” I strive to live every day by the mantra of “no regrets,” and thus far, it has served me well. Continue reading
I recently bought a new camera because I needed something high-quality and ultra-compact/lightweight. Too many times, I found myself lamenting that I had only the dismal quality of my phone to capture a truly remarkable sight. I’d occasionally grab my big camera when the clouds promised a colorful sunrise, but it was a heavy risk that didn’t always pay off. This little camera can now live in my backpack – I won’t notice the negligible weight – and I’ll no longer have to pretend my phone is simply a DSLR that hasn’t grown up yet.
Bonus! I’m taking a quick break from the Japan posts and throwing an extra one out this week. This is to talk about something near and dear to every Northwesterner’s heart: rain.
The Pacific Northwest has been pummeled by record rainfall this week, creating rivers in the streets and flooding in parking lots. The storms have been quite hazardous, and I hope for everyone’s safety. We are fortunate to live on a hill (though not so much to be in danger of landslides), and I work close enough to walk, so I can avoid the resulting traffic nightmare.