Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Lazy Photographer

It has not been a kind winter for photographers: at leat not for this photographer in this location.

Early on, we had record-breaking cold. I took a few iPhone pics, which I posted here, but then it got even colder, and I lost heart. This was followed by rain which left us with icy cover, and the result was not pretty. Then, of course, there is my general laziness combined with a certain amount of of reduced mobility although I get around fine for the most part.

I have shot a few hockey games, which is not my main interest, but it something at least. I have also done some snaps of the kids, but they are snaps to be sure.

These two photos come closer to real photography, but they are still lazy indoor photos and, once again, more snap-shotish than anything. But still, the results mollify me somewhat.

Yesterday, at least to begin with, it looked nice outside with the sun offering some decent light on freshly fallen snow. I looked out my den window and saw Lena clearing snow with her blower.

Lena is actually helping her neighbour out in that photo. She does this a lot. A little bit later, when we went out to clear our own driveway, she brought her blower over to help us out. We do have a contractor, but he hadn't been yet, and Sue had to get out, The snow piled at the foot of the driveway from the town's snowplows was very heavy, so we were grateful for the help.

I also like this quick indoor shot of Shauna's and the kids' cat, Sid. He is an elderly boy who, unlike most cats, doesn't bother with personal grooming, so he looks a little unkempt in the photo.

He resisted looking up, but it's not a terrible shot regardless. At least it's something.

Sid is not in the best of health, so his future is problematic, but in the meantime, he craves affection and stroking more than any cat of my experience, and he gave me a bit of a photo-op with his white against a dark background.


Marie Smith said...

Sid is showing his age. Great photo.

It is the same here for photos!

Shammickite said...

Sid is definitely very handsome, nice pic of him. OlderSon has a very fluffy cat who often looks a but scruffy. I think it's hard for the fluffy ones to groom them selves properly. I can't imagine choking on a hairball.... ugh!

Joanne Noragon said...

I feel your picture pain.

Mage said...

As you can see from my blog, I'm reduced to cropping and reusing old pictures. LOL Yes I really am looking up those fabrics in that quilt, but it gave me a fresh picture to put in my blog.

Then again, you can take still lifes. LOL

Tabor said...

I have been pulling out historic photos of my life and tweaking them and putting them on various websites and on Facebook. That seems to fill any creative needs I have.

Country Gal said...

I hear you , It has been a tough winter for myself and our Miggs as she cant be outside and play and that means I cant get out and take many photos either . It has been a cold winter and lots of snow on the ground as well and that makes it hard for us photo nuts to get out there . Lovely kitty pic . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Jenn Jilks said...

I find my white cat looks a bit cream-coloured in the snow!