My husband’s son is down here, visiting, from Quebec. We were out yesterday, and he asked whether I take as many pictures as I used to. I thought about that for a while and said “no, I’ve probably taken as many duck- and squirrel photos I’d ever need!”, and laughed a little. Of course, I don’t need any duck- or squirrel photo! It’s just this little rewarding hobby that I have. Nothing or no one is forcing me to “develop my style as an artist” or anything fluffy like that.
What I can and will develop, though, is my shooting and editing skills. For those who are into editing in Photoshop: How come it’s so easy to remove colour-cast in NIK? Why can’t it be that way in Photoshop itself? Compare these two:
Looking in my Waterfowl folder now, I realize there will always be new ducks to shoot, it won’t go away. This is the Northern Pintail — one of the most elegant ducks I know of — and when I see them I will shoot them … no matter how many pictures I already have.