I enjoy writing. I enjoy blogging. As long as its on my time, when I have the inspiration.
Thank goodness this blog is exactly that.
Between moving and welcoming baby number five, I am surprised that I have the ideas in my head and the desire to take pen to paper. What I am lacking is the inspiration to pick up my camera.
I am frustrated with my inability to capture the images I want. I need to get more familiar with my camera and its capabilities so I can get the lighting I want in my pictures. I have gotten in the bad habit of leaving the settings on auto, then taking 20 pictures waiting for the meters to read what I want them to.
What I would love is a new camera, a digital SLR. Then I could manually focus, take a quicker series of photos, and I would be forced to learn what I currently cheat on by using the auto setting. I know, I know, I am only cheating myself with auto settings.
Take, for example, my images from the hospital. I had no energy to get up and open the blinds, and I do not like to use flash. My pictures are dim and grainy, and the quality of a series of pictures are not consistent.
Oh - but look at the subjects!
I am glad that I had my camera ready for their first views of their new sister. I feel though like I am missing out on something by not getting the best pictures I can. Like I am cheating this time in our family's life.
I have to get better images.
I'm off to learn more about my camera, and I think that my sleeping little loves is a good place to start.
Who can resist that newness and perfection?