Saturday, October 25, 2008

Unexpected Benefit #3

There have been several unexpected benefits from beginning this blog. The first one was that I finally learned how to set up the internet so that I could be notified of breaking news on friends' blogs. The second has been having friends read my blog and sometimes leave comments, bringing a sense of connectedness to people who live farther away than I like.

The third unexpected benefit of having this blog has been finally having a reason to learn how to use a digital camera. As a teenager, I bought myself a moderately fancy point and shoot. It served me many years, but when digital cameras finally started getting fairly good, I realized what a drain on the pocketbook a film camera was and quit using it. Problem was - I didn't pick up a digital camera as a replacement. Rather, I just stopped taking pictures.

Then along came my husband who brought some very nice belongings into our marriage, and I finally had at my fingertips a digital camera. However, the complexity of the settings and the processing skills necessary to turn out good pictures were still hindrances to my doing anything with it.

However, now with a place to share any pictures I might take, I feel more compelled to learn how to use this camera, as well as to process the pictures afterwards.

And thus, I leave you with this frame of New England color:

4 comments:

Marianne Elixir said...

Yea for blogging with pictures!

I, too, have been quite surprised at the many perks blogging has brought me. I am glad you are blogging.

Robby said...

I'm glad you are using the camera. I still don't know all the bells and whistles on mine. Just so you don't forget, go here to see some Oregon color. I took the picture from the swing in our back yard.

And I'm glad you are blogging, too.

sufferingsummer said...

soooo glad you are blogging and blogging with pictures is even BETTER! woo hoo...can't wait to see what your little eye beholds.

Sarah said...

I had the same relationship with cameras. Zeb's nice digital one was the first non film camera I used and I'll never go back. So much cheaper and easier.