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Monday, July 31, 2006

WONDER YEARS


Oh, the wonders of wonderment.

Wouldn't it be nice if every day we took a minute to view our world through the eyes of a child, looking at everyday things in a whole new way.

Wouldn't it be amazing to see for the first time a swimming pool with sparkling turquoise water, or a banner plane flying under puffy white clouds that dot the clear blue sky. How about a huge orange sun sinking into a beautiful sunset?

To be able to see it all new fills me with wonderment.

Of course, so does my new complicated digital camera that left me wondering how the heck I screwed up the white balance so much that it turned all of granddaughter Chloe's birthday pictures blue.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Tammy said...

About that huge orange sun sinking into a beautiful sunset...Heading to Anna Maria Island today. Hopefully weather will permit this event to happen every night of the week. If I learn how to post pictures on my blog site I will capture this event and share with everyone!

Mon Jul 31, 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous dmc said...

Got a picture of the sunset on Monday at the Blue Claws game. So beautiful. Diana, sounds like you need a vacation, go explore new things.

PS: take me with you

Mon Jul 31, 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Norm said...

The best way to get help with things new, complicated, and digital is to ask your teenage children or grandchildren.

Mon Jul 31, 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous observer said...

I love your pictures! You have quite an eye. Keep up the good work. Every artist creates superfluous ideas of self critisism. That what makes them strive to be better.

Tue Aug 01, 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Well,I suggest that a writer of your esteem should have her own stringer complete with digital camera at the ready.You should be able to summon up a photographer at your whim to take all the pictures that you are dreaming of.
You need your own Jimmy Olsen there Diana! How technologically challenged is Spud anyway?
There's always the "Program" Mode.Let the camera do the thinking for you.

Tue Aug 01, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

This camera is a Nikon professional SLR digital that, even in program/auto mode, has a bevy of settings to choose from. Nothing like to old film SLRs or point and shoots.

Tue Aug 01, 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris &Josssey said...

Blue skies, Blue eyes,
Everyday for us guys...
Is new and an adventure...
Especially when we find our dentures!

Go have wine-relax, enjoy...
The next Grandperson is a boy!

Tue Aug 01, 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like baby smurf enjoyed her birthday!

Tue Aug 01, 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame the camera. However, always enjoy looking at your pictures, especially your granddaughter.

Thu Aug 03, 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Hartster said...

Who picked out the camera?

Ah, film SLRs... I learned to shoot with a hand-me-down Minolta T-something or other and a Canon AE-1. Finally decided to get lazy and get a camera with auto-focus, and I still have my Olympus IS-50.

I'm thinking about getting a digital SLR when I get the money (ho-ho-ho). But right now I'm pretty happy with my point and shoot - because they're the right size to be used in a crisis as a portable disk drive.

Sun Aug 06, 11:28:00 AM  

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