This isn't a great picture at all.. some might even consider it a poor image.  Fair enough.  I chose to share a couple "feature" photographs today only to remind you what becomes possible with even a $125.00 point and shoot compact and how much fun it can be if you just charge up that battery and go for a walk with your camera.

Fuji Finepix F100

 

This isn't a great picture at all.. some might even consider it a poor image.  Fair enough.  I chose to share a couple "feature" photographs today only to remind you what becomes possible with even a $125.00 point and shoot compact and how much fun it can be if you just charge up that battery and go for a walk with your camera.

This image was captured from nearly 400-500 meters distant from my balcony and as you can tell it's our local mosque which serenades us with fine music no less than five times per day!  As you can see, even an ordinary inexpensive point and shoot camera is more than capable of capturing the fine detail of a distant scene if the settings are properly set (full automatic is how I use this genre of camera) and the camera properly braced.  This image is significant because it represents possibilities anybody, with any level of camera, can capture.

 

Nope, we weren't photographing a cattle drive this week.   Using an inexpensive pocket point and shoot I pulled it out during a meal at the Chok Chai Steak House to photograph what I thought were thoughtful and unique lamp shades.  At the time I had no idea what I was going to use these for, or use the at all.   I did remember a friend who's a master artist who makes such iron objects and figured perhaps I'd sent it to him for inspiration.  I forgot all about it.. :)

Fuji Finepix F200EXR

 

Nope, we weren't photographing a cattle drive this week.   Using an inexpensive pocket point and shoot I pulled it out during a meal at the Chok Chai Steak House to photograph what I thought were thoughtful and unique lamp shades.  At the time I had no idea what I was going to use these for, or use the at all.   I did remember a friend who's a master artist who makes such iron objects and figured perhaps I'd sent it to him for inspiration.  I forgot all about it.. :)

The point I'm trying to make this week, is any camera will take the photograph you want.  Don't let your lack of equipment hold back your creativity.  It's not about being a professional or having professional gear.  It's only about having the desire to have fun and be creative in the process.  I'd be thrilled if next week or the week after I was flooded with such ordinary pictures sent in by readers having a great time.  And I'd publish them all!  God Bless Photogaphy!    (someone famous once said..)