Monday, November 29, 2010

The Truth about Photography

All of the extended Brier family headed to Houston on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate with Barry's side of the family. We arrived at Barry's brother, Mike's, house on a drizzly Thanksgiving afternoon. We all got to meet Baby Dash who was in Houston to spend Thanksgiving with us. I managed to get a photo of him with my iPhone.
I felt this is all I could do since the battery did not charge for my camera. We had Barry's camera. However, it was in the car, and neither of us wanted to exert ourselves to go get it. There is an even sadder part to this story. When we got ready to leave, I went to get my purse, and there was Barry's camera bag. Barry nor I had any recollection of carrying it into the house. Scary, huh? So due to the apparent onset of dementia, this photo of Dash is the only picture taken Thanksgiving Day.

Friday morning we woke up to cool, rainy weather. We all met over at Joanie and Jacob's house. As the sun started peeking through the clouds, it was decided a trip to the zoo was in order. First, we stopped at James Coney Island for lunch. After I took this picture of Ben, I decided to give up my crusade for a new camera. There is only so much any camera can do for a photographer with this kind of skill.

This photo in the zoo parking lot was the only photograph I managed to get of all three grand kids together at the zoo.

Photography is hard. And that's the truth.


  1. Knowing how many bad pictures I take to get a very few reasonably good pictures, I very much have to agree that photography is hard.

    That picture of Baby Dash is precious, though. Your iPhone takes much better pictures than my stupid phone does. And you do quite well taking pictures of those moving targets otherwise known as grandchildren!

  2. Cute photos. Dash was adorable, and it was great to meet him!

  3. Well, to be fair, kids are really hard to photograph. I noticed Dad got lots of good shots at the zoo of the reptiles in the reptile exhibit. Reptiles that live in the zoo do not move nearly as fast as three crazy wild primates (Ben, Scarlett & Ava)!