I stumbled into a Ron Paul rally at Rosedale Mall Monday afternoon. There were a lot of people there. Long lines snaked the length of the mall on both sides waiting to get their books signed at the Borders bookstore there.
So I’m poking around PicApp because they’re running this promotion where they give you a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate if you post 20 of their photos before the end of the month. (Ahhhh, yeah; that‘s what’s with all the photos!)
So anyway, I do a search for Minnesota Vikings and I come across all these photos of our spanking new deep threat, Bernard Berrian and I have to laugh because, apparently, in addition to being able to get past safeties, Berrian is something of a fashion stud.
It’s amazing what a good camera will do to your ability to take interesting photos! It makes all the difference in the world. While I don’t pretend to know what I’m doing, I am having a lot of fun with my new camera as I try to figure it out.
On Friday I met up with some friends at the Leaning Tower of Pizza on University by Dinkytown and aside from the abysmal service (I have never ever in my life not left a tip, so this was a first), I had fun and part of that fun was taking pictures.
It’s funny. The one photo I thought would turn out to be pretty interesting wasn’t that at all but one that I just snapped, not thinking much at all about it, turned out pretty nicely. I just like the way the people are framed, engaged in conversation. I especially like the contrasts in light: The dark interior with the lighted exterior and how the blue light from the Cocktails sign highlights the booth, table and plant:
I must’ve been the only person in Minnesota who was happy that we got a blizzard yesterday. I was afraid I would have to wait an entire year before being able to take Winter photos with my brand, spanking new camera.
I was inspired by the Punch Pizza Flickr photo contest and the remarkable photographs that were submitted. So I broke down and got myself a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS from RefurbDepot.com. I’ve been telling my friends, beware the recently converted because when I get into something, I tend to jump in with both feet. This is no exception.
I’ve already uploaded hundreds of pictures to my Flickr account. I’m not saying they’re great, far from it. I know I’ve got a lot to learn. But it sure as hell is fun!
I guess now I need a photo blog.