If this is to be a photoblog, I’d better show some photos!
Below is an old photo, from 2006. I’m digging one out from the archives partly because it’s easily my favourite impromptu photo I’ve ever taken, and because old photos are probably going to be the norm here; I am ALWAYS behind on my photos; at time of writing I’m nearly ready to post from photos from October 2011 on Smugmug (where I keep family snap type photos). To be fair, I’d be more ahead if I wasn’t having problems with importing catalogues and photos into Lightroom 3 from another computer but aaaanyway… the point is that me being far behind the times is not unusual.
This image was taken because I try to never put my camera away. I heard splashing behind me, I turned, and this lovely couple ran past me out into the flooded square. Their exuberance and refusal to let a bit of rain (a bit, it had been bucketing gallons since the night before) ruin their day was instantly inspiring, so I raised the camera and SNAP. Personally, I think my lil Fuji Finepix S5500 did a pretty fine job on this one. It was subsequently butchered by hacks (my husband and me) in Photoshop which has blurred it a bit, but it still makes me smile.
I call this “Don’t Postpone Joy”. One day on another blog far far away, I asked the meaning of life. A friend posted the above image in response. It’s been one of my life mottos ever since.
Anyway, here is a really really rainy day in Piazza San Marco, Venice: