It’s July, summer in Winnipeg, so you’d think I’d be outside all the time. Not so! I rarely get colds or flus, but I just got over one. At the same time it’s been so terribly hot and humid in Winnipeg, which means I’ve spent more time indoors then is good for me. And that’s where I’ve been taking photos.
I’d like to show you my camera. I’m very fond of my little inexpensive Canon. I take 99.9% of my photos with it and the rest with my iPhone. I like that my camera can sit lightly in my backpack or swing from my wrist while I walk or ride my bicycle. Making it easy to stop along the way for photo opportunities.
Photography is really all about the eye. All the fancy equipment in the world can’t get you an interesting shot if you haven’t practiced with your eye. But my camera has a tiny zoom lens that I sometimes wish was a bit more powerful, however, we’ve reached an agreement and we know our limits. Don’t mind working within them.
My desk is pretty simple, as well. I spend a lot of time at it, writing poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, and editing photos. I won’t share a lot of the mess that accumulates on my desk, today. But I took some minimalistic shots of the things that hang out at the back of it or are normally hidden in its drawers. I’ll let those things speak for themselves.