Sunday, January 24, 2010

More Pictures, and Cameras

I don't know what's wrong with me, I keep wanting a new camera . . .

I LOVE taking pictures, but I'm never quite pleased. Would a new camera help? I keep looking at DSLRs (Digital Single Lens Reflex). Better sensors, supposedly faster, certainly sharper, but also a hefty chunk of change, which I don't have right now.

I have never even shot one photo with a DSLR, but I lust after one.

Oh well, I just thought I'd share. Maybe I'll find a good used one somewhere along the way.

It seems that my photography goes in cycles. I see something, I like it, I shoot it and the next thing I know, I'm off on a new tangent. Ghost Ranch started me on black and white photography, but now that I'm at the bosque, color seems to be on my mind.

Black and white
seems years away

By the time I got out to shoot,
the sun was declining.
I liked the way
it made itself felt,
refusing to be ignored

The light and color
was really perfect,
changing by the second

These tall shrubs
are one of my favorite plants
here at the bosque.

The silhouette they make
against the sky
always attracts

I stole this photo idea from Terry,
he always shoots pictures
in the rear mirrors.
Now I see why he does it!

The combination
of the blue skies,
the various foliage,
the water . . .

Shooting straight into the sun

Those shrubs again
they provide such
striking contrast

I thought I should include
at least one picture
of the cranes

one shot of the moon

I can't help but wonder
what these would have looked like
if I had that DSLR . . .


Roy Dameron said...

Kate, as a 40+ year imaging professional, a new dslr will not make better images. It's the artist not the brush. Your images are very nice.

Roy Dameron

Kate said...


Thank you sir,for your kind words, they are appreciated


Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Your photos are really nice and I understand about always wanting a new camera...I feel the same. Seeing others photos, they are so vibrant, colorful and jump off the page and then mine are not. That is when I feel it is not the artist but the brush!