Can I do it? I don't know, as I am awfully fond of words. I love taking photos though and it has long been my goal to improve my skills, if I can even be said to have any skills, and I'm inspired by all the bloggers I know who take such amazing photos. I am also quite keen to become better acquainted with my camera since rather like my computer, I am not using it anywhere near it's full capacity, though I am proud of myself for rarely using the automatic setting.
I bought the camera shortly after my ex- husband and I split. He had always been the photographer and the one who owned the expensive camera and I felt that I wasn't entitled to have one. I don't really know why I felt that, but the psychology behind it is some sort of complicated issue all tied into the whole dysfunction of that relationship. I was too intimidated to try to be good at anything he was good at and also I spent my allotted mad money on plants to a great extent so buying a camera just didn't factor in until I was on my own and making significant life changes that involved less gardening and more art.
So I bought myself a camera, an SLR digital Nikon D3000. Not a professional's camera but something I could learn on and take better photos than what my tiny little automatic could take. I bought a basic starter lens and a tripod and my adventures in photography began. I imagined myself going on long nature walks or walks through town and snapping photos but then a relapse derailed those plans. I don't get out much and am definitely not yet managing long walks, but recently I realised there are many things I can photograph in my own home.
Most of the time I take photos such as these...
Which have a purpose, the purpose of documenting and sharing something about my day or my life, which is fine. I will not stop doing that.
These pictures are to show how I recently reorganised the kitchen nook where I usually paint and draw and sometimes use my computer. I pushed the table against the window and folded down one of the sides so it would be flush to the window.
I had to tie the chandelier up higher, as I would otherwise bump my head on it with the table not centred underneath anymore.
It has been a grey and rainy day today, though the sun is trying to break through now and the temperatures are still mild.
It may look like this outside but I am now tucked into the corner with my orchids and other greenery.
I've got my paints and my cat who has just peed in her own toy box.
And a new plan. A plan to take more photos, inside, of small things. Close up. Just for fun. And maybe to share. Like this little bit of sun, which is needed today!
And maybe I will actually manage to be wordless next Wednesday. Or employ "less" words.