… time flies — not a very imaginative title, but that was what got me thinking this morning. I’m signed up for this service called Photojojo — I think many of us are. It sends me my own pictures from one year ago.
These are just three, simple tulips, but I remember vividly when I shot them … where I was and what it was like!
Gerry … my husband, was in France last year. Three weeks, he was away, and I had big plans how to spend those three weeks. I was going to take long walks, each and every day … that was one thing. Walk to Rockwood Park with the camera, of course …
Well … it rained for more or less three weeks! One Sunday morning, it was looking half decent so I decided to take off right away. When I got to Somerset Street, the first raindrop fell on my nose!
So these tulips were shot outside the dry-cleaner’s when I made a quick run to the grocery store, which is right below here.
Don’t think I’ve ever watched as much CNN like I did that period. First they killed that evil man in Pakistan … that was for starters! I never forget that night — I was just holding the remote to turn off the TV, when the screen went all red and they said that President Obama was about to make a statement. Then, I followed the DSK case … Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whom you may or may not, remember, and there was also Arnold Schwarzenegger 🙂
Now, one year’s gone by … and what have I done?! It’s like John Lennon’s song «So this is Christmas»… I’m another year older, but have I accomplished anything … have I learnt anything new in my photography?! I honestly don’t know. I still like to take pictures of little flowers and ducks. Is that okay? I feel a constant pressure … that I need to move on … to evolve, and those are the times I must remind myself of that photography is my hobby … it’s a fun thing I do — not a competition or a job!
On a personal level, I’ve sure learnt a lot of things. One being to think really hard before I buy anything expensive … not on a whim! I’ll write about that in another, later post. Let’s just say, that I was lucky this time and it didn’t cost me a cent. I was really happy about that so I went out on the balcony and shot another little flower … this dahlia — I love its colours! This is the same flower I had manipulated in Photoshop in a previous post. While I was doing that … it took me quite some time to cut out the flower … I was thinking of Fibonacci numbers … that always tickles my mind to think about.