Winter does not seem to want to let go. It had been so nice and warm recently. Today, it’s cold again. That’s ok, I suppose. I’m armed with cozy lounge pants, one of J’s sweatshirts, thick socks, and plenty of tea and cappuccino. Hopefully the cooler temperatures will pass quickly and I can go back to being comfortable, temperature-wise.
As I sometimes do, I’ve been poking through old pictures I have taken. I always smile when I see this one. It is a portrait of one of my (many many many many) adorable little cousins. I have another from the same set that has her facing the camera but for privacy reasons I never share that one publicly. The two are among my favorite photos I’ve ever taken, and also among my favorite portraits. I don’t really like taking portraits much – it tends to feel too structured for me. I did edit this one to convert it to black & white. I can never decide which version of this one I like best, the original full color or black & white. For the moment I am leaning more toward the black & white version. Hence that being the one I am sharing.
I have not done much with photography for quite a while. My heart has not been in it like it used to be, though I am starting to miss it. My DSLR was giving my fits the last several times I tried to use it anyway. I should charge the battery and see if it will cooperate with me. I have the feeling it won’t, though. Which means I’ll have to stick to the point & shoot. Not necessarily a bad thing – my point & shoot is mighty nice. There are things it can’t do that my DSLR could do of course, and that may pose a problem.
I fear the DSLR has run its course. It shouldn’t have – it’s not an old camera, really. A bit outdated at this point yes, but not old enough that it should no longer work. I’ll probably have to find a repair shop to get an estimate on repairs and go from there. Nine times out of ten repairing a camera costs more than replacing it, though. It might end up being added to my little collection of cameras that are purely decorative, and a new DSLR will be added to my wish list. That will be a hard task. Every time I browse Canon’s current offerings I tend to want them all – narrowing it down to just one is never easy. I like cameras, what can I say?