I am going to need a new camera soon. My current digital one is almost 5 years old and has moved into the “eating batteries for lunch” stage of it’s life. It’s not the charger, or the batteries. These things do happen. Now, here’s where it gets tricky. Of course, I would love a digi SLR, and it is certainly higher on my list than a point and shoot, but I will say that a teeny tiny pocket sized point and shoot is becoming increasingly appealing. I feel like I miss a lot of everyday, around the table, out at the mall, in the park with the dogs pictures just because my current camera is on the bulky side.  Jenn and I went over the the Blarneystone Pub to watch my brother play with a band the other night… and not only would I have loved to have snuck (is that word? sneaked?) a few pictures of people just enjoying themselves, interacting in an environment I’m pretty unfamiliar with, but most of all, Jenn is crazy and we would have had even more fun with pictures! (yes, crazy!) But there was no way I was going to try to keep track of a camera bag while enjoying my frothy nectar.

But oooh, digital SLRs are so beautiful and when I hold one it brings tears to my eyes. The depth of field is sooo pretty compared to a point and shoot and it makes me so very happy all the little things I can tweak. *sigh* When my batteries work I enjoy my camera very much. I especially love the following two pictures and think they will be framed on my wall soon. Ah, the joys of photos!

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Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.  ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

I absolutely love the above quote, but it also makes me feel sad. How many times have I wished a moment away instead of embracing the blessing of it? How many times have I been to preoccupied in my own discontentment to see the beauty right before my eyes? It is my prayer that I would keep my eyes open and approach every day with a thankful heart for all He has lavished upon me!

(PS. Do you folks get notified via email when I reply to your comments? I need to get my web developer to help me figure that out… HUBBY!!!)


3 comments to “A Picture is Worth…”

  1. craigb

    I dunno, reply!

  2. theresa

    Can you hear me now?

  3. Denese

    Hi Sweetie! Great pics! In a very small way, I really struggle with the same thing camera wise. I have that fantastic camera but sometimes just want something that can slip into my pocket! For instance, I considered taking a camera to the boardwalk with the girls last summer and then said “forget it” because of the bulk (and the fear I’d put it down somewhere and forget it.) Perhaps two???
    I am so in the same place regarding embracing the moment, every moment! Erwin McManus has a great book called CHASING DAYLIGHT that addresses that. But who wants to be reading when there’s so much to be embracing!!! Or watching t.v. for that matter! If you comment on my comments, I haven’t been notified by email : )
    Love to you. xoxo


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