Hi, I’m Philip. I created this blog because I’m slowly getting reacquainted with an old love—photography. Call me a square but I’ve tried using Flickr and a few other photo sharing sites…I didn’t like them. Somehow or other I prefer the blog format and thought I’d start a photo blog since I’ve been a WordPress fan for a couple of years now (I have two other blogs: a main one here and a musical one here)
I’m 59 years old, I’m a musician, I love reading, and I spend way too much time sitting in front of the computer. So be it. Food wise I’m partial to pizza, pasta, yogurt, and chocolate. I don’t socialize much and my close friends don’t live close by. Fortunately this is a very connected world, so I have to be thankful for that. I prefer people who fly around the same wavelengths as I do, because I get to feel very comfortable with them.
No doubt you’re curious about my blog title. Let me see, where do I start. Um, I remember it was Christmas Day, 2010. Besides playing in the hotel in the evening I had nothing planned for that day, and I was very depressed. Word to the wise—when you’re depressed, don’t go shopping. But I did, and I made the mistake of going into the Canon store in the mall. Pretty soon I was holding the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D and to cut a long story short, I was sold. Of course it came with the kit lens, a camera bag, and other goodies. I walked out with a huge dent in my credit card, but—it felt good.
I’ve been a Canon fan since the early 80’s. The list of Canon SLR’s that’s been through my hands is a sight to behold: T50, AE1 Program, A-1, T90 (wasn’t that an awesome camera back in those days) and then I went AF with the EOS500N (which still used 35mm film) Things tapered off a little after that, and I made the mistake of switching brands when I decided to go digital—a Kodak 2.1MP camera which gave nothing but trouble. Eventually I went back to Canon and for a compact I have the Canon PowerShot G15, a really nice 12MP camera. I held off purchasing a Canon DSLR until that fateful Christmas Day.
In 2013 I bit the bullet and went full frame. The Canon EOS 6D became my weapon of choice, together with a few lenses and a Speedlite 600EX-RT. I do find that photography is kind of like blogging—you need to kick-start yourself to get the juices flowing. That’s why I decided to start this blog, to at least have a showcase of my humble pictures, and you know what, I think I’ll break a photographic rule or two, heh heh. Rules are made to be broken, yes?
If photography doesn’t make you a cup of tea, do visit my other two blogs, the links are in the first paragraph.