The other week, in the WordPress weekly photo challenge, the subject was regret. That, I found a little difficult, so I just decided on a more humorous take on it. One thing I do regret though … or perhaps «wish» would be a more appropriate word … is that my interest in photography had started while we lived in Quebec. I lived there for five years and we did buy this little digital, point & shoot camera, with only digital zoom. I knew nothing about cameras when we bought it. After a while I started looking for the little ‘tulip’ on the dial, because the one we had at work had that [macro setting]. Ours didn’t, but we got a printer/scanner with it, and I think that was what settled the purchase.
Anyway, as I said … I knew nothing, and the pictures I did shoot of Quebec City — which is an extremely picturesque place — I didn’t even save the full resolution of. Didn’t realize that that could be a good thing to do.
No, my photo interest was awakened in 2009 … for St. Patrick’s Day, to be exact, and by then we’d lived here in Saint John for about six months.
Now, when I look at things a little differently, I see that I could have done so much more. Not only Quebec City, but the whole province of Quebec — we did drive around quite a bit!
About a year before we moved away from there, we bought a better camera …a Canon SX100is. Things got a little better. One shot, that I really like on a personal level is this cannon ball, because many people who are actually living there, haven’t even noticed it!
So … this wouldn’t really have fallen under the subject ‘Regret’ … and I think of the old Beatles song …