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setback only temporary

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vintage camera

Well, if you have been following my blog, you probably noticed that, after I posted that my camera wasn’t working, I posted some rather blurry snapshots of a cute little snail I found. Well, literally the day after my post about my camera not working, it arose from its hibernation and began making me look silly for writing the post in the first place. I don’t know what the dealio with my camera was, but I am glad to have it back. I must confess, however, I haven’t really been taking any photos. : (

Years ago I skimmed a book called Write It Down, Make It Happen. The author of this book theorized that when one writes down a goal, from the very achievable to the seemingly outlandish, that the act of writing down the goal sets the goal into motion; that writing a goal down clarifies it and make it more real, and that from there, the goal setter will more actively work on the goal. To me, this makes perfect sense.

So, my goal is to take more photographs. I want to take photographs outside of pretty things, dilapidated things and anything that strikes my fancy, really. I want to set aside more time to just look for things to photograph, and shoot everywhere I go without hesitation. (<——This is me clarifying my goal)

Now, hopefully, with my goal written and clarified a bit more, this (according to the books theory) should help me get off my lazy butt and go outside for a change, camera in hand. Wish me luck guys!

setback

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So, (sigh) I got my first setback of the summer. As I said in an earlier post, one of my goals right now is to take more photographs. Well, today I discovered that my camera is broken, obviously placing a rather large roadblock in the way of my goal.

I was headed outside to take some photographs of my most recent drawings this afternoon, and my camera, despite freshly charged batteries, just wouldn’t turn on. Now, the last camera I had seemed to go downhill in the same manner as this camera seems to have. That is, it was not accidentally dropped or left out in the sun for long periods of time; nothing happened to it. Simply, after a long period of unuse, it wouldn’t turn on. The same is true for this camera: it wasn’t even touched, and just wouldn’t come on (my previous post is evidence of this fact)!

So, now my goal will have to wait, either until my camera decides to wake up from its inconvenient hibernation, or until I can afford a new camera. I am not anticipating either to happen overnight, although I would take it, without question.

(If any reader could clue me into what might be ailing my poor camera, I would be tremendously grateful.)

photography

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little bird i found

little bird i found

One of my personal goals at the moment is to take more photographs. I often sit back during events, and outings while my friends take photos, and then, afterward, I wonder, “Why didn’t I bring my camera?”. So, my plan this summer is not only to take more photos of fun with friends, but to explore my amateur photography skills and take some more artsy photos, as well.

This is a little evidence of my progress on this goal, as of yet.