About Me – Last Updated 4-01-2013
I’m sure there are many wondering why ol’ Jer is posting things other than photographs.
As at the top of my blog shows, there are my titles, and one being “My Photographs and More”. A a part of that title says “and More”.
I may not be popular in any subject that title implies I will post, however, I’m not looking for popularity nor fishing for replies. “I AM that “I AM” nothing more.
Sometimes I wright personally what I feel and other times I post what my heart says is real or has good reason to believe is real. I learned a long time ago there is more than ample disinformation and untruths in the world dispersed by the ram that won’t nothing more than to lead the sheep to slaughter.
I take the word of no one, especially in poly-tics nor religion as truth. For within those institutions I have found the greatest untruths. Not by listening to anyone else but through research, study and thinking for myself.
If a red flag pops up I question it. In fact, there is very little I don’t question.
Calling on the governments and religions is like calling the fox, wolf and opossum to save your hens giving the preditors carte blanche to a free meal.
I refuse in any way to follow the ram and accept the mark of the sheeple.
If you are insulted by my personal update that is fine, for you have the same as I…free will choice and I don’t judge you on how you choose to excercise it.
I can promise you this though, I care about every human being, animal, plant and rock. Yes, even the rock is an expression of loves creation and it too lives.
May each and everyone of you be blessed so much in all aspects of your lives it will defy your understanding…it will defy “ALL” understanding.
As stated below, I am an amateur photographer. I’ve always loved taking pics since “Moby Dick” was a minnow and the “Dead Sea’ was sick.
A few years back I bought a Canon Powershot A 460 and fell in love with macro photography.
I had taken a shot of a fuzzy caterpillar on a stick. I was holding the stick with my left hand and shooting with my right.
I held onto that photo and happened to run across an online photo contest which I had entered. I had titled the photo “Out On A Limb”, sent it in and was notified months latter of my winning.
I was beside myself because it was going to be published in a well known photography book.
I recieved a copy of the book in 2006 and lost it and everything I owned to a house fire.
That Canon just recently went bad and was over exposing all the shots. So I kinda give up on learning photography.
About two months ago I picked up a Canon Powershot S2 IS (which is still basically a point and shoot with a few more frills and thrills) for $50 in a pawn shop.
I was happier than a pig in slop.
So, I started my new adventure in photography determined to become a professional at least by the time the “Dead Sea” healed.
I’m taking pics of everything and I mean everything and disappointment started to set in. Out of 10-20 photos, I’d get home to find out most if not all were out of focus. Most of the time I was lucky if I got one. I’ve read all kinds of tutorials and must admit it is a bit of a learning curve from standard point and shoot. I mean really, looking at all the controls for this and that I felt like I was sitting in the cockpit of a Boeing 747.
I have since come to terms with the fact that the Powershot S2 IS is about 5-7 years old, it may have lost it’s focusing ability. However, I have also determined that I have not lost that much expense wise in the cost of the camera. I also decided at least I will strugle and learn how to use all the bells and whistles as best as I can under the handicap I am working with. While I’m doing that, I will be saving up for a real DSLR.
By that time the “Dead Sea” will have healed and I will be able to jump into the drivers seat as a well seasoned propho.
Till next time, happy shooting.
I am a lover of photography of all kinds. My preferences are macro, super macro, night photography, nature photography & Shallow DOF.
Here you will find an assortment of my photographs.
I am an amateur and welcome all constructive comments.
It does not matter if you are professional, amateur or just an observer that has a love for great photographs, your comments are welcomed and appreciated.
So feel free to look around and be sure to leave your thoughts.