Friday, June 15, 2012

A Child, A Woman, A tree

I've mentioned before that I don't know anything real about photography. I only have a point and shoot camera. I don't know how to use a flash so I avoid it at all costs. And I have no idea how to edit a photo once it's been taken.  But I love, love to take photos because they help me see the world so I can imagine it better when I sit down to write.

Most of the time, when I see a photo I took, I don't like it. I think, it doesn't look the way it really looked.  I often find that dissatisfying. Very rarely do I think, this is exactly how it looked.

While in Spain, we discovered that I love to take pictures of three very distinct things:

1. Children
2. The elderly
3. Trees

So...I give you three photos that I think look the way they really looked. My medley.  A child. A woman. A tree.


  1. These are gorgeous--the old woman is especially arresting. She looks like she's got some personality to her. :)

  2. The child is so precious! The old woman is disgruntled about something. The tree is so lush. Point and click cameras are just fine.

  3. Love the pictures. Photography is something on my "I'll learn when life slows down" list.

  4. They are beautiful. Someday I want to be a fabulous photographer too - there is time for both of us :) You have an eye for what is beautiful and captured it well. I often take pictures of people I don't know (my husband loves this trait of mine).

  5. I really like the old woman and the tree. I love trees. They provide sanctuary, shade and solace. I used to hide in them when I was a little girl. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  6. Love that child photo, and even that lady w/the beret. Great shots there. Gorgeous tree! Thanks for sharing, Melissa! Spain must've been divine~ :o) <3

  7. Beautiful! I love taking pictures too. It's like owning that moment or scene. :)

  8. I know exactly what you mean regarding photos not really reflecting what you actually saw, and that's what finally drove me to purchase a DSLR (Canon Rebel, in my case). I love, love, love photography and got so frustrated by my point-and-shoot's limitations. Maybe you'll be due for an upgrade soon. :)

    That being said, so much of photography is developing your own tastes, palette and perspective. And it looks like you've got that down! I really like the shot of the older woman -- her facial expression is so telling. And I like that the young man and others behind her are bustling past, seemingly oblivious to her presence. Like she's being left behind. Very interesting.