I saw the morning light playing quietly with the rose bushes. I like to try to capture the feeling of the light. It's a difficult thing to do.
I like the way the light is filtered through the delphiniums onto to the coreopsis.
I am a sucker for lilies.
I have a mind that does not like too much detail. I think I am what is called a 'big picture' type. Give me what I need to know and don't bog me down with minutia. Or at least what I consider minutia. I want to know how to work it, not how it works.
This is true with photography as well. I will never be a photographer because I don't want to become engrossed in the how. I simply like the doing. I never take hundreds of photos, I am not able to concentrate on anything long enough to do that. Snap, snap...done. This is why I am a taker of pictures and not a photographer.
I don't alter, other than cropping. I am not creating art. I am snapping pictures of a moment in time. Sometimes I get something that astounds me, but I know not to let it go to my head. I point and shoot, I just do it with an SLR.
I don't read manuals. I know there are so many things about my computer and my camera that await me if I would open a manual. But I hate technical reading. My eyes are scanning the page but my mind is going la, la, la, la. It's not that I lack curiosity, it's that I lack curiosity about stuff like that. I am an annoying asker of why about things most people would like me to shut up about. But techno stuff. Gives me a headache.
I hate cell phones and almost never use mine. I have no idea how to retrieve messages. Smart phones, why would I want a phone that knows more than I do? Apps? This is short for Appaloosa to me. I'm hopeless. And I'm OK with it.