Wednesday 27 July 2011: AU REVOIR BUT NOT GOODBYE
When I began my blip life (egged on by MsGable) I viewed it as a way of documenting my life with a photographic aide memoire but I soon became hooked and it became imperative for me to post a photograph each day.
As time went on I managed, very slowly and in very tiny steps, to improve, at least in my eyes (and it must have improved in the eyes of other people too as one of my photographs is currently advertising the play 27 which is to be performed at the Lyceum theatre in Edinburgh during November this year), my photography skills.
When I reached my 365th blip I told myself that I would not blip every day - but the control freak within me wouldn't let me desist!
However, after my 365th blip some of the facilities attached to my Canon camera gave up the ghost and I was left with limited functionality. In despair I purchased the only camera that I could afford at that time - and was (and still am) truly disappointed with it as it has virtually no capacity to have its functions manually controlled.
As a consequence, all the skills I had gleaned from using my Canon camera were quickly eradicated. So, I have decided that the control freak within me will be dominated this time and I shall post an entry, perhaps, once a week (and for a time this may consist of Missymoo's challenges) or if something important or unusual happens in my life (don't hold your breath on that one), or when I take a photograph that I am pleased with (that will be a miracle with this camera!).
My admiration of the world that is Blipfoto (and the people who are its community) has not diminished in any way, shape or form but I am acutely aware that the calibre of my photographs has deteriorated (and as a result my enthusiasm to go searching for suitable subjects has also diminished).
I shall continue to visit every day and view the photographs of the good friends I have made within this amazing website.
If you are kind enough to look in on me from time to time I shall be extremely grateful but if not I fully understand and so, until I get enough money together to purchase a camera that I am going to enjoy using (I already have my mind set on one) and will be able, with it, to start the learning process once again I shall say au revoir but not goodbye.