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November 7, 2010

Rebel with a Cause

As I mentioned the other day, Camera has been speaking up lately about his desire to be set free from his case.  I told him that it is really November’s fault; there just isn’t much about this month that makes me want to take pictures.  The gorgeous flowers of summer are gone, the brightest of foliage has passed, the frivolity of Halloween over for another year.  I find the “brown” of this month uninspiring.  Camera didn’t care and wasn’t taking any of that for an excuse. 

 I was getting ready to take the dogs for a walk in the woods yesterday since the rain had stopped and the sun came out and the temperature outside was reasonable.  The leashes are stored in the same room as Camera.  He knew what I was up to, and insisted on coming along.

“Camera,” I said, “there isn’t going to be much out there worth shooting.”

“Let me be the judge of that,” Camera responded.

“But Camera,” I explained, “no one is coming with me on the walk but Daphne and Teddy, so there won’t be anyone to hold the leashes while I take a picture.”

“Nonsense,” scoffed Camera, “you know me now.  You can handle both the dogs and me!”

“I don’t know…” I hesitated.

“I do,”  Camera insisted, “Now let’s take that walk.”  And so we did.  Camera was right and wrong.  Some of the shots didn’t have the focus I would have liked, probably due to a last minute tug at the leash as the shutter was pushed.  But we did find a few interesting things to take pictures of, despite November.


Shadows ready to head out on their walk


Our path along the powerlines in the woods


Yellow and…


… red unknown berries, providing some late color


Puddles along the path after a couple days of rain


Nosy dogs trying to reach the swamp along the side of the path


Late afternoon sunshine, brightening the walk  home.

“Okay, Camera, we did get a few nice shots.  I promise to try not to let November discourage me from using you.”

“Thank you,” said Camera, “And you’re welcome.”

See, it has got to be a male camera – so smug about being right!  😉


  1. Pretty shots!

    Comment by livvy30 — November 7, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Livvy, and thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2010 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

  2. Haha… It was all reading so well until the very last line… lol… But what can I say, we ARE always right… 😉
    Glad he convinced you it was a good idea, as there certainly were some shots to be had… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — November 7, 2010 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

    • It is all in good fun, is it not?
      Thanks, Brian.

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2010 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  3. Brian, Brian, Brian…. men only THINK they’re always right! 😉

    Karen, Camera needs a name!!
    You did get some nice shots, I love the one of the yellow& red berries, and the one with the puddles.

    Comment by thedailyclick — November 7, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

    • No no no… We only let you THINK you let us think we’re right, when actually we really are… 🙂

      Comment by FS Photography — November 7, 2010 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

    • I suppose if I am going to continue to have conversations with inanimate objects, it should have a name. Maybe it should be named Brian! LOL! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 7, 2010 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

      • You can’t go wrong with that… I’m not sure about the “inanimate” connection though.. lol.. 😉

        Comment by FS Photography — November 8, 2010 @ 2:08 am

  4. While going for walks without a camera is a good exercise, one never knows what will be found. November is a transition month (like March) when things are dull and uninviting. You found some interesting subjects. As for a name…well, Bob, is always a good one. 🙂

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 8, 2010 @ 11:36 am | Reply

    • I often do go walk the dogs without the camera, but this time it needed to come along. I’d been promising myself I’d take it on that walk in the woods since summer, but when I first got that camera I wasn’t sure I’d be able to handle both dogs and the camera without assistance.

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2010 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  5. Such a sweet dialogue between you and camera. One that is very familiar. I see you found quite a few good shots for camera.

    Comment by plainmama — November 8, 2010 @ 11:59 am | Reply

    • Hi there Amy! Nice to see you back in the blogosphere. Baby keeping you up nights?
      Thank you – I’m finding out I am not the only one who talks to cameras!

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2010 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  6. I’m glad Camera talked you into taking it along. You got some lovely shots. November isn’t so bad after all. 😀

    Comment by Robin — November 8, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

    • Until this morning showed up! Slushy muck lying on the the ground when I woke up – I hestitate to call it snow because it seemed too wet for that.

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2010 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  7. Some really wondermous shots today! The red and golden berries and the road photos were my favorites. I’m so glad you listened to Rebel!

    Comment by Cindy Lou — November 8, 2010 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Cindy. I’m going to try to remember to listen to Rebel more often. Maybe his name should be Robert – Robbie Rebel? Or James Dean, perhaps? 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2010 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  8. I like the berries. Very pretty. I hope you kept the dogs out of that water – that would be one muddy mess to clean when you got home.

    You could call the camera Andre.

    Comment by JenniferA — November 8, 2010 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

    • Thank you – I think the red berries against the gray, bare trees is one of my favorites too.
      On your dog that would’ve definitely been quite the mess! On taller dogs, it wasn’t too bad. They waded in a little bit, but we had to hit the sidewalk for a bit to get home, so anything that might have stuck to them was pretty much gone.
      Did you think of Andre because of this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMHH_AGCv-4
      I thought Andre was just a bit too random of a suggestion for there not to be a reason behind it, then I started having memories of a certain tennis player’s commercials!
      If Camera starts yelling rather than just chatting with me, I could call him Billy! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 8, 2010 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

      • Yep, that’s the reason! Love that ’91 mullet.

        Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — November 9, 2010 @ 10:09 am

      • You know I’ve never seen that commercial? Or maybe I just never paid attention because it’s CANON! 😉
        Hey, you could always drop the “a” from “camera”, add “on” and name it Cameron. I would have picked that name for Aiden, but I already have a son named Cameron, and that could get confusing 😉

        Comment by thedailyclick — November 11, 2010 @ 6:48 am

  9. I’m liking November more and more except for this morning. Nice shots, esp. the dogs with the sky reflected in the puddles.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 8, 2010 @ 11:21 pm | Reply

    • I wonder if you will still be liking November by the end of the month, Becky!
      Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — November 9, 2010 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  10. I’m glad your camera persuaded you take it along, Karen! 🙂 November does have its charms after all, and you found some of them! I especially like the puddles along the path and the late afternoon sunshine. Makes me want to get up and go outside for a nice long walk!

    Comment by Barbara — November 9, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply

    • Thank you, Barbara.
      I am still not, however, sold on the charm of November! With the exception of a big, delicious meal with family (and a couple extra days off from work) November is pretty blah to me.

      Comment by Karma — November 9, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  11. LOL! Your camera is certainly getting quite vocal, now isn’t he? 🙂 Seems to be working!

    Just don’t let it/him talk you into any nudes… 😉

    Comment by milkayphoto — November 9, 2010 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

    • Either that or I am cracking up just a bit more these days! 😉
      Nudes – Yikes! No danger of that!

      Comment by Karma — November 9, 2010 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

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