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My colleague, Peg, is a bad influence enabler constant source of inspiration to me. Peg has gotten into digital photography and kindly lent me one of her digital cameras when she when she went off on vacation. Before leaving, she pointed out that the camera only had memory for 647 photos. Did I think that would be enough? Oh, sure, I said. No problem, I said. Famous last words.

If the batteries hadn’t have given out, I would have easily taken 647 snapshots. It’s so easy with digital and SO very addictive. As a journalism student some twenty years ago, I took the basic photography course required for reporters. Fun and ease were not terms associated with photography back then. Taking professional-looking photos meant hours and hours of being closeted in pitch black developing labs with noxious chemicals and no guarantee that your prints would turn out after you had sweated blood over them.

With film, I was, at best, a mediocre photographer. I got some good shots. I got a lot more bad ones. But with a digital camera, I’m able to get good-looking snaps most of the time. Here are a few of them:

No gardener, of course, could possibly resist taking close-up pictures of their flowers. This photo of Johnny Jump-Ups is currently serving as my desktop wallpaper. Incidentally, if you want to see more photos of plants taken by gardeners, click here.


Everyone takes pictures of their pets. My faithful dog, Fluffy:


I have always loved taking pictures of clouds.


This is a street sign in my town. I call this picture “Going Nowhere Fast”:


So now I’m currently reading books on digital photography and shopping for a camera. I learned how to optimize my pikkers for uploading to my blog in Adobe Photoshop (guys, the university has a license for this program and you can download it from Computing). I’m contemplating getting a home computer for the first time in about seven years (had one, lost it in a house fire). Yes, I’m going over the Dark Side. And I’m okay with that 🙂


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