Reaching my 100th post I thought I would attempt something new…
(“Start successfully blogging?” says a voice in my head.
I ignore this, so it adds:
“Getting more than 10 views?”
But I am not engaging with an inner critic, now.)
…namely, putting the first images on this blog.
For anyone reading…
(“Both of you!” Quips the voice)
…who may be unfamiliar with my situation :
I am struggling really hard to keep going, through severe levels of chronic illness (see Losing my Muse ).
Being down on one post per week: I experience difficulty managing even that frequency.
A great deal remains for me to do: in placing my unpublished writing online. It will take at least another year, probably longer.
My computer is so old I cannot find a scanner to work with it, for uploading artwork.
Never had a camera, either. Hence I bought my first smart phone.
Unfortunately, due to neurological symptoms, it is tough learning new things. Short-term memory is affected, and the ability to follow sequences of instructions.
Thus, despite knowing that photography involves terms such as “ISO, f-stop, aperture, shutter speed,” etc: I am unable make them cohere together in my mind. Therefore I have been reduced to a basic point-and-click approach.
Looking for beauty in my environment I decided to take a few flower pictures.
Here are some initial efforts, as a total beginner:
It is often breezy in the West of England, where I live. I had not realised how much flowers are moved around by the wind, until getting close up to them.
Though once an artist, I have no confidence at all with a camera.
I hope to return next week: with more normally abnormal philosophical ramblings.
(daily notes/photo/photography/lostness/mental health)