My Little Corner Of The World

Photography has returned as a personal interest once more in my life. The bug hit while going through carousels full of long forgotten slides and converting them to digital files. Semi-consciously, I’ve been capturing sights that touch wordless places in my mind.

I realized that my humble, pocket-size point and shoot camera is capable of doing more than the old 35mm SLR film camera could do; and it does so very cheaply. There are no bulky accessories to drag around. Image storage can take place on thumb drives or on the Cloud.

Since the unboxing of the camera that I received as a free premium. I’ve shot hundreds of frames of things and places around my physical domain on this planet. I decided to sift through one of my recent files and share a few recent pictures with you today.

Keep in mind that these images were shot on a bare-bones Sony Cyber-Shot palm-size point and shoot camera that retails for less than $200. I do not use PhotoShop nor any similar finishing program. Cropping and slight enhancement are done with the Sony’s standard basic program.

It was Christmas Eve morning as I waited to photograph sunrise in a field on the east side of Wayne, Nebraska. I had already snapped a few anticipatory frames when I was startled by an extremely brilliant blue flash at the very moment the Sun appeared. I missed capturing the very rare event because of shutter lag, but the camera caught this after the fact image a split second later.  Oh well.

Early this year at home, the chattering of two squirrels caught my ear. I grabbed the camera, cracked open the door and caught these two rascals scolding a stray cat.

Marcos is a mixed breed dog who belongs to one of my friends. This is one of the better captures of him at play.

I couldn’t resist the play of color and light as window light filtered through my collection of swung vases in the living room.

The sky showed off some amazing clouds one April afternoon in rural Wayne County.

One rainy day, it was time to set up a still life in order to experiment with light and shadow.

Sasha has been playing cat and mouse with me this year. She is quite shy and has only allowed me to pet her a precious few times. We do play eye games whenever I’m at my friend’s house.

The Blue Jay of Happiness relates to this quip from Henri Cartier Bresson: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to My Little Corner Of The World

  1. mandala56 says:

    Lovely pictures. Are you going to give the eclipse a try with your camera, or just observe?

    • swabby429 says:

      I’d love to have the equipment for astronomy, but I’ll simply be in the moment and observe. I’ll leave the photography to NASA and the pros. 🙂

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