I bought an ILCE Sony A6000 back in 2015. My little Canon Powershot G3 bit the dust. I bought that one back in 2003 and it just wouldn't quit for over 10 years! Pretty good for digital. Do they still make them to last like that?

The Sony E-mount kit lenses - 16-50mm f/3.5 and 55-210mm f/4.5, and I added the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens. I want a bigger Macro lens. 90mm to 150mm f/2.8 or something.

I also have a Canon SX50HS.. for those close-up Moon shots.. heh. I actually got it before the Sony and used it for a year and half, before deciding I needed a changeable lens camera.

I started this blog to upload my own photos so that i could participate in other photo blogs to submit to. Nothing more, nothing less.

I like taking photos of a lot of things I find interesting.. mostly flowers. I also have another blog "Phlower Power" to show off my flower photos.

Those Photo Blogs I submit to are in the sidebar. I hope I've piqued your interest.

Thanks for stopping by........

Oct 6, 2010


I look at a lot of pictures and photographs from other web sites. It gives me inspiration. I love the edited pictures that pop out at ya like they were from a magazine, by everyday ordinary people..

They know how to use their Photo Editing Program/s. The Actions, Brushes, Shapes, and Overlays. I especially like the grungie/over exposed/surreal poster qualified renderings. They've really mastered those editing features, especially if they don't over do it.

So, if they know how to do all that just so.. why are their horizon lines crooked? Seems they'd get the feel for custom rotation wouldn't ya think? As common an edit can be.  And I feel an important edit.

I hate it when a beautiful picture is on the screen and the water/horizon line are so crooked you feel like everything is going to fall off the page.  YUK!  Can't they see? I guess they're looking at the wonderful edit they did and not the whole photo.  To me, it's the difference between professional and amateur. 

What I'm really saying is, Please learn how to use the Basic Tools, before you master the advanced artistic edits. 

Basic:  Color, Composition, Rotation, Crop/Resize. STRAITEN IF NEEDED, and it usually does need it.