I finally got a new camera back in December and have been tinkering with it. The problem, or rather one of the problems, is that I have not really been taking too many pictures. Just a here and there, every so often. I think I feel a bit of a tourist taking pictures, there is a stereotype of Asian tourists visiting NY, LA, Las Vegas…etc. and taking a lot of pictures. I think people here used to feel that it was a bit strange to drag out your camera to capture an image that was otherwise be considered banal. But I am trying to overcome that ridiculous notion and take more pictures.
At first I would wait for moments when there wasn’t anyone around to see me in action. Exhibit A…
Then a few days later I was sitting in my car at the red light waiting. I looked over and thought that the landscape looked pretty. So I snuck out my camera and click.
Feeling my Wheaties I found and stalked a squirrel a week later. But he got the better of me.
Over the weekend I went for some dim sum and noodles, it was New Years Eve after all. While waiting for my take out I noticed how pretty they had decorated the dining area. I realized there was a wedding reception to take place in a few hours. There was only one other set of customers so tried to look nonchalant as I surreptitiously took out my camera.
And today while at the bank I decided to play with the fish eye feature of my little Olympus. (Claps hands and says, “Go little cheap camera!!!”)
Now that I think about it, this actually turned out to be a photo journal of the month of January.