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Sunny Day

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Roger Hicks, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    A companion piece to "Misty Day" which I put up earlier. Deals with how we look at our own "non-serious" pictures, and what we can learn from them.


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  2. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Food for thought. I need to get back to taking a camera with me when out walking. The times I have had light to die for in beautiful surroundings, when I've been out on the golf course with no camera with me. Unfortunately I have backed myself into a corner whereby I will only take the camera when I have a specific idea for a composition, which by the law of sod, quite often fails, and as a consequence I find myself clicking the shutter less and less these days. Maybe I've lumbered myself with too many lenses and too much equipment to be bothered. I often think about having a clear out and starting again with a Fuji X camera, and one high quality short zoom. I might then start taking a camera with me.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It works!
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  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I don't get out of the house much (outside of travelling to work), but I take the camera any time I do go out (and the camera has absolutely increased how much time I spend outside). One body, two lenses at most, often just one (which one does vary, depending on how I feel). I take pictures, of everything, because I'm not trying to make art, I'm trying to enjoy taking pictures. How much thought I put into them varies, some days I get a small number of shots and throw them all away, some days I get 800 shots and throw most of them away, other days I take 5 and keep all 5, or take 800 and keep 10's. But I take the camera, because I want to take photographs.

    I have thought several times, why am I bothering. Sometimes the feedback you receive on images in places like Appraisals can put you off. Not everyone is mentally configured the same way. So a few times, I've thought why am I bothering. And then I realised, because I enjoy it. Sure, I enjoy being told I got a good shot as well, but I just enjoy the process of watching the world go by and taking photographs as it does.
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  5. I'm in the same boat as you, I don't often go out unless it's to work. I think I should be taking my camera with me to work as there are some beautiful sites. I live in a city of old and new buildings so I should really go out at lunch and just keep snapping.

    Unfortunately is rain season here so maybe some shots from the windows for now.
  6. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I carry a camera whilst travelling to and from work - it's currently dark during my journey each way but the days are getting longer...

    I'm originally from Manchester and I think you'll find that the 'rainy season' runs all year - with the exception of a couple of days in July and one towards the end of August!

    Cheers, Jeff
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Me too. Though i would call it the 'drizzle season', rather than the 'rainy season'. ;)
  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I got a couple of pictures in heavy rain that rank among the ones I'm most proud of in my 4 years of taking photographs for the sake of it.

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