Trying to be Random


Sometimes the camera on the cell phone turns on by itself. If I were paranoid I’d say someone was watching me through that innocent little lens. An actual picture is rarely taken but sometimes I’m feeling a little exposed (pun unintentionally intended). I’m sure it’s just my clumsy handling of a delicate piece of technology, like a butt dial. Is there a name for that like a cheap shot or something?

In any case, some of the random shots were intriguing enough that I felt the whole shoot-at-will thing needed some more study. What I found out is that being “random” on purpose is really hard! It was almost painful to not compose the picture, not adjust the surroundings and so on. Could it be that I just can’t let go of my “eye” and the need to make the shot right? Maybe that takes a certain type of personality. Someone that can let go of control. And here I thought I was just that loosey-goosey-artist-type that could do that. Nope, apparently not. But I’m going to keep try until I get bored with it.

I will be trying this again. Standby….

3 thoughts on “Trying to be Random

  1. What a lovely surprise to find a Penny post in my in box this evening! Haven’t seen her around town in some time but it seems her camera has been capturing all sorts of interesting things — intended and otherwise. So far, my iPhone only randomly calls contacts. I would rather it took pictures! Loved your show at the Library…a long time ago but I am always running behind!!! Some days I go backwards……Hope all is well with you and yours and your many book characters. ….. Happy New Year! — Pat

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