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I’ve told myself over and over that if a person wants to take some good photos, you have to go take pictures! I think we all forget this from time to time.

If you have a half hour to spare on a nice day, grab a sandwich and your camera and head to the nearest park. You might be surprised what you might be able to capture.

Even a goofy chipmunk makes a good picture after a few days off from the camera habit.

It was interesting to see what appeared after sitting for just 15 minutes or so.


I put my telephoto lens on and set the shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second. When something moved I shot it. Nice bright sunny days make this easy.

It was soothing and relaxing sitting out in the sun. And in the Zen spirit, on a nice spring day, it’s good for the soul to spend a little time contemplating nature and letting a little bit of stress go.

I did have to walk about ten steps to take the shot of the Mallard. But I managed that feat of exercise without a sweat.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Don’t waste the nice days. A half hour break with your camera in your hand beats an hour of sitting at your desk eating your sandwich and looking at all the emails in your inbox.


It isn’t easy to do something different. Until you do it, that is. Get up and go get your camera. While you are doing that, decide on a nearby spot where you can take a quick break and take some photos. Then just stand up and do it.

So bust loose and do it. Work will not mind waiting for a few minutes today.

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