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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!  😉

November 6, 2010

Hope You’ll Have a Look!

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Maybe a week or so ago, I received an email from Kathy over at Lake Superior Spirit.  She wanted me to do a guest blog post.  You see, she had this great idea to introduce some of her frequent readers/commenters.  I was quite flattered that Kathy was interested in me and my beginner blog.  I am now part of a series!  Isn’t that cool?  I hope you will pop over to LSS and have a look at my guest post – and if you aren’t a regular reader of Kathy’s blog, have a look around.  It is really nice place to be!

Have a peek!

Having a peek!

 P.S.  Camera got his way today!  I took him for a walk with the dogs and me.  Post and pics coming soon! 🙂

November 3, 2010

Are you tired of Halloween? No? Okay good!

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After almost a full month of blogging every day with my photography class, I felt a bit remiss that I hadn’t posted anything for the first two days of the month.  Kathy was talking yesterday about how sometimes we have the urge to blog even when we don’t have anything particular to say.  That’s how I’m feeling today.  While I was scrolling through my archives of pictures yesterday for another project, it occured to me that I hadn’t shared the girls’ Halloween costumes from the “week of Halloween” at the dance studio for which I had helped them come up with costumes.  Aha! Blog fodder!

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The camera has been restless for a few days.  I can hear it calling to me from its bag:

 “Karen, aren’t you going to take some pictures today?” 

 “Camera,” I reply, “you know I’d love to, but it is November!  November is not a particularly photogenic month in these parts.” 

“I know not of what you speak,” answers Camera,”It is dark in this bag and I would like out.  Now, let’s get going please.  Or else!”

“Or else what?” I challenge.

“Or else, you don’t want to know!” Camera mysteriously replies.

Camera is right, of course.  I think another photography adventure is in order – soon!

Did I ever tell you about the little adventure  involved in getting this photo for Scott Thomas’s “Hometown” assignment?

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