...is something that has affected the way I look at photography.
Ages ago -- when she had a journal in another space, my adopted daughter began posting photos. Most of them had very simple subjects made more interesting by her point of view and willingness to push the shutter button no matter what.
At about the same time I bought my first digital camera (which I still use), I decided I needed a break from the kind of rigid approach to photography I had learned. Not having to pay for film and processing lets you do that. I decided to shoot anything that seemed to offer possibilities. Hey, it worked for her.
Thus a series of shoes-on-a-wire images, which Whatser really seemed to like, and excursions into night-life, kittycats and anything else that looked interesting. Without her inspiration and encouragement, I would never have made those pictures.
I bring all this up because I went for a walk the other day after chatting with her. Of course I took my camera.
Sunsets are cool, and here are two related but somewhat dissimilar views of that nightfall...
And I decided these gulls were worth a shot, even though the camera was furiously blinking its low-light warning at me...
Finally, this warm and inviting set of steps beckoned...
BW (Before Whatsername) I would probably not have bothered with any of these shots. I've had much more fun with the camera since then!
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