I visited LolaBola at Chim Pom Pom‘s and saw that she had been tagged to tell seven random things about herself.
I take photos. Lots and lots of photos. I think it annoys the hell out of most of my friends but I take them anyway.
Why would it bother people that you take lots of photos? Well, I don’t know, but it does, and I know it.
It annoys the hell out of my daughter, not being able to go to a restaurant without having her mother taking photos of the food ;)… or of other things. She feels embarrassed. We almost got into a fight when I photographed this good-looking and yummy mushroom paté.
My friends get bored, because I stop every other step to photograph something that they find totally uninteresting. I find that I am not getting any better. I am even getting worse and worse.
Actually, this is one of the reasons why I love taking walks alone. I know I am not bothering anyone then. But still, I do hear people remarking on the crazy things I am photographing. 😉
When I was younger and took slides, it used to cost us a lot of money to develop all the films that I took, and the worst part was that a lot of the photos I took were not good enough to keep and we’d end up throwing away quite a lot of them.
Digital photography didn’t exist then, but we acted as if it had 😉
My husband would tell me that I took photos instead of looking at things and people. But then, he got the bug too and started grabbing the camera from me quite often.
Over the last two years, I have been scanning slides, which is a very lengthy and boring process, and found that I was throwing away even more slides than we had when we came back from our trips.
Quite often, I don’t even remember where or when the slide was taken.
Maybe if I had kept a journal, or a blog –only blogs didn’t exist in those days, and I have always been much too lazy to keep a journal– I would be able to remember more about all those places we visited.