I’ve been a bit vacant on social media these days and my apologies for not checking in with all of you on a more regular basis. Life has been a bit busy lately! I hope to get back to normal within a day or so.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a picture I took last night of the moon rising behind the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge taken from Treasure Island. There’s another angle I’d like to try sometime but it wasn’t too bad from this side. I hardly ever do night shots mainly because I’m too lazy to go out later haha but I did enjoy it. Perhaps I need to make more effort in the future. 🙂
Do you ever wonder about that saying, “To think therefore I am?” This phrase was first expressed in French by René Descartes, a 17th century French philosopher, as “je pense donc je suis”. It’s much like picking up a camera for the first time and starting to take pictures over and over and trying to improve. One focuses (no pun intended) on the art of photography learning to master the camera, how to see things and translate them into images or even to post process an image. We are constantly thinking photography and therefore are becoming photographers.
In my social media existence I’ve seen people ask, “am I a photographer?” or “am I a real photographer?” or “am I good enough to be called a photographer?” and many iterations of the same question. To me, if you are conveying your emotions through photography you ARE a photographer. Putting a quantitative value on conveying emotions is impossible in my opinion, and after all…isn’t that what it’s all about? We see something compelling and we want to share that feeling whatever it may be.
I think I’m a photographer….no wait, I AM a photographer!
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The other day I took my camera club to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. (You can read about it here.) It was an amazing place! I had no idea the entire thing was a greenhouse which is so funny because even after living in SF only a few blocks away, you’d think I would’ve known that. Ssshhh don’t tell anyone! It was a very cold day in the city and I was bundled up as if I were going to the arctic. Needless to say I had to shed some of my outwear before going into the greenhouse. Whew it was hot in there!
There were several rooms at different temperatures and humidities and each time we went into a different room, our lenses had to acclimate. Wouldn’t it be great if lenses had little windshield wipers? LOL. Actually, I meant to use my macro but unfortunately it wasn’t in my camera bag, so I used the 28-300mm lens instead.