If At First …

Most days my camera and I get along fine.

Some days — and today was one — we don’t. This usually happens when I’m in macro mode.

After the storm ended I went out to shoot raindrops. It did not go well.

No matter what I did, the camera refused to focus. Sigh. Thoughts of trading up to a DSLR flash through my mind.

Okay, I said, we’ll do it your way. I let the camera decide. If it wouldn’t focus I’d take the shot anyway. (Two can play this game.)

The outcome? None of the photos were in focus.

But to my utter surprise, I love them. Instead of predicable sun-shining-on-raindrops, the photos spoke another language of shape and subtle colour. Other worldly. Always there, seldom seen.

Sometimes the best way out of a predicament is to re-focus your expectations.



12 thoughts on “If At First …

    1. Hi SnowSomewhere … I found a solution to the focussing problem that seems to work 90-95% of the time. I put my finger alongside the object I want to focus on, at the same distance from the lens, and focus on that. Bingo! The camera focuses, I remove my finger and take the shot. My camera and I are happy together again. 🙂

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