It’s been fun! But I’m tired. Today is the last day of my 5-day black-and-white photography challenge.
And how appropriate that the last day just happens to fall on April Fool’s Day!
What have I learned these past five days?
I learned that even my pretty basic digital camera has way more features that I ever thought I would need. I don’t know which of my daughters chose the particular camera for me, but to whichever one it was:
Good job, Sweetie! If you ever want proof that I’ve enjoyed a gift from my children, you and your sisters only need to read this blog.
I’ve learned that if challenged to do something outside my normal comfort zone, I can rise to the occasion. Thank you, Doobster – I never would have joined the challenge on my own, and I’m glad you invited me.
I’ve also learned that while photography is fun, and I’m not as bad at it as I thought I would be – it will never be my first love. Photography does not speak to me the way writing does, nor does it haunt me the way writing does. I never once woke up in the middle of the night with a photo idea, or lay awake wondering what I could do to tweak a photo to make it perfect before posting.
I am a writer. I will always be a writer. I will never be more than an amateur photographer, nor is there an itch to be more.
That’s not to say that I won’t continue to take photographs for this blog. In fact, I intend to go on “photo shoots” once the weather is warmer so that Teddy Rosalie can get out of the house a bit. So far, she’s only been photographed at home and at the car dealership while I was getting the oil changed:
On this final day of this marathon event, I feel perhaps I should bring in medical assistance. And I know a doctor who also does some wonderful photography. Therefore, my final invitee to this challenge is: Victo Dolore, of Behind the White Coat.
So, Victo: If you have the time and the willingness, we’d all love to have you participate in this challenge. All you need to do is post a black-and-white photo each day for 5 consecutive days, and nominate another blogger on each of those 5 days. Piece of cake, right? I’m sure your patients will understand if they must wait a little longer to be seen …
Images by Cordelia’s Mom