Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Camera

This week Carmi is turning our cameras inside out so to speak! So grab whatever device and let's show off our shooting stuff!







"For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition 
and spontaneity."
Henri Cartier Bresson 



Here, hubby and I are having a shooting dual!

It's a face to face- shoot-off!


"People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody sees the person holding the camera."
Erica O'Rourke


Unless there's a mirror clearly reflecting the photographer.








Catching a live action shot!





Below are three devices I shoot with.




On being faithful to your lens-

Henri Cartier-Bresson shot with several lenses while on assignment working for Magnum, but he only shot with a 50 mm lens when shooting for himself.  He took his pictures for decades with that one lens allowing his camera to become an extension of his eye.



19 comments:

The Silver Fox said...

Ha! Fun shots!

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't know that I could limit myself to a 50mm lens like Henri Cartier-Bresson. Well. I can for a day? Hmmm. Maybe not. I ought to try it for half an hour to see how I can handle it. ;))

Saucy Siciliana said...

Cute pictures! I have the exact pink Coolpix.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoyed these fun shots and post. Especially the ones with you and the grandkids. Have a happy day!

RedPat said...

Fun, Karen.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like this series, Karen!

(I want another camera for distance shots, but it's not in the budget yet.)
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sage said...

Great shot--I am taking more and more photos with an iphone... but I also have a Fiji waterproof camera and a Nikon DSLR

humbird said...

Interesting! Love photos with mirror! Thanks for stopping by :)

Elephant's Child said...

Love it. I happily hide behind my camera. Often. A weapon I want to be on the 'right' side of. Always.

Jeanie said...

What a fun post! I love your collection of working cameras. I often hide behind the camera in crowds and become the "unofficial photographer." Much easier!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your trio of 'tools'. :)

Alexia said...

A great collection of cameras. I sometimes think that the pictures people take with their iphones are better than my "proper camera" ones!

Gail said...

Wonderful captures.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the lessons, Karen!






Aloha

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I would like to get Arlynda a really good camera someday.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a really cool post! I have a Cool Pix, but am not happy with this second one. I loved the first, but it wore out. I am kinda' lost now.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

You may have just inspired me to get out the camera more often and take pictures of something besides food! :D

Bob Scotney said...

Taking shots in a bathroom with a large mirror in the vicinity can lead to all sorts of embarrassments as I have found out to my costs. I like that Bresson quote a lot.

Tony McGurk said...

That's a great Superman costume. He looks so big & strong. Up, up & away!!! Does modern day Superman still say that. Haven't watched the movies, I still remember it from the original B&W TV days. Actually I remember the day Dad set up our 1st ever TV. Can't remember how old I was, probably about 7 or 8 I s'pose but when he finally turned it on there was Superman in all his B&W Glory. I was amazed!!!