“If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius” – Larry Leissner


Sometimes I get really frustrated with myself, especially when I am trying to learn something. On January 6th, Jennifer Cole wrote in her blog about different types of photographers (click here to view). She discussed the idea of technical versus non-technical photographers. I definitely am a “non-technical” photographer. When people talk about anything beyond the very basics (“good composition”) I feel like a newbie who hasn’t acquired any knowledge in the 14 months since I got my camera.

I simply like to take pictures.

Today my frustration is about something not even that technical: our tripod. The thing just made no sense to me so I was taking time today to try to learn how to use it and it did not turn out well. I received a small tripod for Christmas that can contort to anything and I have to say I get along much better with it – there are fewer adjustable parts!

All that said and done, I decided to post a photo that truly is one of my favourites. It was a shot that just happened as I was taking pictures last spring. It’s a reminder that there are days, and then there are better days.

5 thoughts on “There are days…

  1. Meanderer says:

    This is really beautiful. I love the colours, the soft background and the focus on the bug. The plant looks like a euphorbia – a very Martian looking plant!


    1. Paula Turner says:

      Thanks. I was focussed on the plant when the bug just appeared in a shot.


  2. Nandini says:

    I loved the photo! 🙂


    1. Paula Turner says:

      Thanks! It’s a keeper!


  3. neat shot Paula – so delicate and that bug is so colourful.


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