Sunday, September 21, 2008

My first love...

...is Photography. Without aging myself too much, I have to say that I loved "old school" photography. The real stuff. Film, the dark room, the chemicals, manipulating the photos with your hands and tools and light...not a computer. That is what I did in highschool and college. Once my degree title turned into "Photography...and Digital Imaging" I began to lose interest. I didn't want to do it on the computer. I didn't like it at all. Like an immature child, I took my toys and went home. I put my camera in the closet and moved on.

That doesn't mean that I haven't taken thousands of photos since then, but they were all just snapshots of friends, family, myself, and things that I found snapshot worthy. I took these photos with a snapshot camera and I was happy with it.

Lately the photo bug has been biting me so I went and bought a new camera and started dabbling with some "digital imaging." Don't laugh or criticize the next few photos. My goal was to take everyday things and turn them into something I wanted to look at. I didn't leave my front porch or back deck to take these. I put my zoom to use and had to hope the neighbors didn't mind. This is what I came up with. Not bad for not leaving my porch.

This little guy was on my porch. When I grabbed my camera he ran up the tree to the "hole" and sat there.

These flowers are waaaaaay far away on my neighbors back deck. Just a simple dandelion.
A little treasure in my other neighbors garden.

6 comments:

Heather said...

Love the pics Lisa! I like the selective coloring you've done to them. Good work girl.

Sheila said...

Those are great! I love to take pictures, but don't have a talent for it. I also love how you did the coloring.

THopgood said...

I have the fancy shmansy camera...I have the fancy shmansy lens....I even have the fancy shmansy photo editing program...but I DO NOT have the knack for taking shmansy fancy photos. I need to take a class...or 2...or 3...

Love your photos btw!

Jade said...

Your pictures are awesome!!

Melissa said...

I love the pictures! You are so creative!

Kelly Schwark said...

Lisa, you did a LOVELY job! The photographs are beautiful! Wishing we lived closer so we could grab our cameras and a cup of coffee, and go out to snap some fall photos!!!