Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Random Ramblings

I am not completely sure where this entry will take us tonight, but I feel like putting something up on the blog, and it has been a few days since my last post. For some reason, writing has become more difficult for me, the words don’t flow into my fingers like they once did. Maybe I lost my muse, but it is more likely that I am learning that unless you have something meaningful to contribute, perhaps you shouldn’t say anything at all. Yes, it is cliché, but the more I learn the more I realize that I really don’t know a lot. There are so many guru’s out there, who actually know what they are talking about, I am not sure what my experience and opinions bring to the table.

Being almost two weeks into my job officially as a software engineer has been interesting to say the least. My co-workers are supportive and patient, but also very demanding. The problems that one solves with regard to getting information to and from a database aren’t too difficult alone, but when you introduce the browser into the mix things get pretty interesting. I remember once upon a time saying that I wanted to know how JavaScript worked, and now I can say that I have played with it, I am getting better every day, it does some cool things, and that sometimes you just hate it. I am grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

I broke down and purchased my DSLR. I decided on the Canon 30D. It has been a lot of fun, but now am realizing that shooting with my little point and shoot for the last year has changed some of the way that I see things. I got so used to the fact that what you see is what you get in the point and shoot, that the control the SLR gives me feels a little bit overwhelming. The camera is nice, powerful, and more than I really know how to use. My photographic seeing class started last night, and it should be an interesting way to re-connect myself with my love for photography. One of the big stretches that this class asks for is that we as photographers loose our fear and inhibition. The current set of assignments has me feeling uneasy, because I am not sure how to approach them in such a short period of time – but I’ll go out on a limb and give it my best try. I have decided to try and take the camera with me where I go… looking for opportunities. Sooner or later, inspiration will hit.

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