Art Blogging 16: Photography Subjects

I’m scrolling through my iPhoto trying to determine if there’s a trend among the things I like to photograph. From what I’ve seen, it’s mostly beaches and the Nova Scotian coastline, and my dog. That’s not so bad, all things considered.

I’m struggling as to how I want to approach this post. Have I told you about my camera? It’s a Nikon D5100 that I received as a graduation present. It was a really hard last semester for me just before I graduated from my undergraduate degree, and as my birthday coincides with school ending every year, I was lucky enough to get this fantastic present. I’m still learning how to use all the advanced features, but I’ve enjoyed the process. It’s such a powerful piece of technology, I’m surprised at some of the things that turn out even when I’m just fooling around with the settings.DSC_0845

All that said, I really do depend on my phone’s camera most of the time. I’m looking forward to getting an upgraded model (I’m still using an iPhone 4) as the camera is rather poor quality compared to the newer ones, but I digress. I also carry around a point-and-shoot when travelling as sometimes it’s not appropriate to haul out the big camera. I know it’s a lot of technology to be dragging around. I can’t help it! I like having all my options at my fingertips.

I know I mentioned sharing the photo of the big fiddle that I saw in Cape Breton yesterday, so here’s a photo of it (clearly from my phone). It was very cool and I loved the construction. It was down on the waterfront where the cruise ships would come in and dock, so the area was very much developed for those tourists. There weren’t any ships scheduled while I was there so the place was rather quiet. Made it easier to take a photo, at least.

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