Finally it is fall. My absolute favorite time of year. The crisp air, the colorful leaves, spicy chili, pumpkins, football, and hot apple pie equal heaven. I love to take pictures this time of year but I only wish I had a better camera. Many professional photographers (I consider myself a mere hobby photographer) say that it is not the camera that takes great pictures, but rather the person taking the photos that matters. I beg to differ when my camera is slightly scratched up on the lens, has a temper mental flash, and is almost 10 years old. I also cannot tell you how much it sucks only having a 50mm lens.
We went on a day trip to see covered bridges about an hour from our house this past weekend. I took several photos with my digital camera (Cannon EOS Rebel XT with 50 mm lens) before the battery died. I was so unprepared for this day trip. I switched over to my phone camera which was at 10% battery life...ugh...so unprepared. I got better pictures on my phone than on my digital camera. The scratches on my digital are killing me!
Maybe you can tell which ones are from which camera...maybe not. I can and it pushes me to start my camera savings bucket.
I am still in the process of deciding how to change my blog and whether I will switch hosts or not. I am craving change. Along with my renewed love for photography, I am also diving back into my genealogy. Under the surface of my hobbies I continue to look for a job. More accurately put- a career and not just a 'job'. This is proving difficult after being home for 8 years and trying to convince potential employers that I have not sat around watching soap operas and eating bonbons. I am not a great salesman and I have to sell myself.
A few more days of job search and then my daughter has two weeks of fall break and we will venture around to find great photo opportunities and fall activities.