Sometimes it takes a little encouragement to step out of your comfort zone. And sometimes, when the encouragement comes from your nephew and niece whom you could have sworn just got out of diapers, and are now 24 and almost 18, you just feel old – well, maybe just old school. I’ll be honest, I’ve been dragging my feet with the whole iphoneography thing. I’ve been trying to take pictures with my iPhone but, it just feels wrong. I can see my Canon sitting in the bag, longing, waiting to see the light of day. There is a little guilt. But there’s something else, my iPhone pictures really suck. They’re out of focus, there is strange lights coming from the edge, even my composition is off.
When Jill and Tyson were visiting last month, we did a lot of playing around. We took our time, enjoying the warm days and strolling through the plaza’s. We’d get strange, healthy drinks the color of spring. And as we went, we took pictures with our phones. Maybe it was the fact that we were figuring things out together, or that there was funny tasting wheat grass in the drinks, but I actually began to enjoy that little camera. There is something freeing about trying something new and enjoying the moment.
So like so many before me, I will enjoy experimenting with a thinner, newer and younger plaything. There may be some guilt, but with some fast talking, a few excuses and some weekends away with the older model, I’ll be able to enjoy them both.