Waltham VI - August 06, 2005

I think this is the last Waltham shot for a while.

This one is for Jess. She loved it when she saw it.



On the topic of yesterday's post. I just finished looking through some old posts on photoblogs.org. It was an eye-opening experience regarding the photoblogs "popularity game." I guess I knew that element was part of it. I just didn't realize what a big part.

Well, I'm happy as a clam with my five readers. Thanks folks. :-)


Update 2

So tonight I am bored.

First, as much as I have said that I enjoy reading photoblogs where the photographer writes a lot, I've just recently discovered that sometimes I wish they didn't. Sometimes it's boring. Sometimes it's almost offensive. And when I love the person's photography, it really harshes the buzz.

Photography to do list:

1. Get a remote shutter release. I can't take long exposures worth crap until I do this.

2. Get a super wide angle lens. Even though I already knew it would enable me to do things I can't right now, today, for the first time, I had a particular shot I just couldn't get because of it.

3. Relax about the positively overwhelming amount of good photography that's out there.

4. Relax about photoblog popularity.

5. Start dumping stuff onto my flickr account.

6. Start looking at the full portfolios of the photographers whom I've liked but only seen one or two photographs from.


you are 100% dead on about photoblogs.org being a popularity contest. Some of the best photobloggers out here are doing it just for the photography, just for themselves not to be featured or top 100 at photoblogs.org. Once I started doing that, shooting for myself, for the photograhy, I picked up some fans, but I'm not doing it for them and the blogging comes much easier. It is nice to have people who enjoy your work, but I like to make sure I enjoy mine first and if someone else likes it ... well it is just that much better ... BTW ... your photography is just great! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: dph on August 8, 2005 01:29 PM