38 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – My Photography Journey

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey, Sue. These photos of your parents, your daughter, travels,.. are precious. I especially love the last two photos, your granddaughter and your mother. Very beautifully done.

    • Thank you, Amy! I really enjoyed this challenge, looking back at some of the old cameras and the pictures that I took with them. I’d almost forgotten about the little Elph so I dug it out of the cupboard, charged up the batteries and gave it another whirl. Thanks for reminding me.

    • Thanks, Indira! I’ve taken a lot of pictures in some 60 or more years and wish I had taken more with a better camera while I was back home in England but I’m glad that I kept the ones that I did.

  2. What an amazing journey you’ve had Sue – loved traveling along with you. Of course your last two images are the best example of why photography is so important to us – to capture our fondest memories. All of your images are beautiful – I find it hard to believe you’re shooting on auto!!!

    • Thank you so much, Tina! Like so many of things that I attempt, photography is very often done on the spur of the moment and I find that the auto setting is the most convenient especially when it comes to wildlife. I’ve tried manual on occasion and wasted time twiddling all the knobs and buttons only to have the subject clear off and leave me in the lurch.

      • I avoided manual shooting for a long time but once mastered it’s hard to go back Sue. On the other hand, one of our pro instructors said that he feels today’s technology makes manual shooting much less important.

  3. What a journey, Sue – thank you so much for taking us. Wonderful memories and photos. The last two ones are really so precious – and beautiful.

  4. Thank you for sharing our story. I remember the Brownie cameras. Also ,on a side note, our 35 year old son has recently developed an interest in the Super 8 movie camera. He gets the film and shoots stuff and then gets it processed and edits it. I have seen some of the films he has done of London where he lives. There is a curious old world quality to the film. But it seems it has captured his imagination for the moment. Again thanks for taking us on your photography journey. The last two photos are a delight!

    • Thank you, Anne! I was interested to read about your son’s work with the Super 8. We had ours for many years and, at the time, it was our only means of taking moving pictures of our children. Despite its drawbacks, we had a lot of fun with it and spent many happy hours watching the resulting movies. We still have them, although much of the film has lost its original quality. I took some of it in once to be digitized but the cost was horrendous! I wish there was some way that I could save and extract single shots from it but I’m afraid that eventually it will no longer be viable.

  5. oh the ending photo collage was perfect – the grand baby and your momma (nice age to reach) and then above these two photos that beautiful vast landscape – connected it so well
    and nice to see the journey and like the sneaking up on the dog 😉

  6. Lovely photos and story, It’s always interesting to hear different people’s journeys with photography. It’s also interesting when you look back at your earlier work & see how much you’ve changed/developed over time.

    • Thank you, Ryan! Today’s technology has made it relatively easy to take a fairly good picture, and the software that is available now can certainly help to rescue some of the shots that weren’t so successful.

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