Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Driving Through The Hills

There's not much of a story behind my pictures today. They were a couple of pictures I took while driving through the hills. On the left of the road is where the wild buffalo live. I still haven't seen them though. One of these days...

On my time away from here I had some time to think about the way to do things here. Before that I was struggling a little bit with my writing. Trying to say something interesting about every single picture had just gotten so difficult. That's when a slightly new thought dawned on me.

I can write about anything I want here. I don't even have to mention my pictures if I don't want to. I love the pictures, and I love talking about them, but they're just not always easy to write about. They are really only there to enhance my writing anyway.

I write best when I just type the first thing that comes to my mind. That's really the way I've always done it. If I have to think about what I'm going to write, then I begin to stumble a bit. That's when whatever I put down here never seems to be good enough.

I'm also thinking about posting a little more randomly. Sticking to a strict schedule is a little confining. I may post two or three days in a row now, but then skip three or four days. I don't know. I'm just thinking about doing it that way. Anything to feel a bit more free.

I took a bunch of pictures with my cellphone camera, but when I got home and looked at them the quality was just too poor. I'm going to have to go back out with my good camera and get some of them again. I guess that's the breaks. I'm learning how to use each camera properly all the time.

I think that's enough for today. I'll talk to you later.

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  1. A thought during driving through hills.

    That's an inspiration, by the hills.

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    1. I think you are right. It really did inspire me.

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  2. Pretty photos! My human's photo blog almost never has text at all - just a headline and photos. So if there are times when you don't want to say anything at all, maybe you can let the pictures do the talking.

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    1. I may try to do a few posts here and there with only pictures. I never did that before. I can't find your human's blog. I'd like to see it.

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  3. It's not always easy to settle on the best approach to blogging, is it? I've settled for now to posting less often so that I can focus on quality of my posts. Like you, my blogging is really linked with my photos because they are often the story but I have noticed that my most popular posts are the ones where I explain how all of this made me feel. I just find it a challenge to always write like that!

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    1. That's pretty much exactly my situation. I can't always explain my pictures and what was happening when I took them. It's also not quite as easy getting those pictures on a strict scheduled basis this time of year for me.

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  4. I love photos like the ones you have posted Ratty, such serenity in a world where there is so much hustle and bustle. It's nice to remember how things should be!! I think you should write what you want when you want, this way our blogs remain our pleasure instead of becoming a chore not just for us the authors but for our readers too!! I have finally picked a camera out. It is a Nikon not a cannon but I think I am going to be pretty happy with it if I can get to grips with all the settings. Wish me luck and thanks for your help!! :-)

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    1. Even though I like the Canons a lot, my current camera is a Panasonic. I always start with the Canons when I'm looking for a new camera, but whatever camera ends up as the most suitable is the right one. I was looking for specific features when I got my newest camera too. In my case the Panasonic was the one that had exactly what I wanted. I'm sure yours is the same for you.

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    2. Wasn't what I was after so back to the drawing board but I will keep you informed!!

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    3. One of these times you'll find the perfect camera.

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