Friday, September 30, 2011

My Photography Top 10 and Book Winner!

Yesterday I got a kick out of Paul Harwell's blog post entitled, "Top 10 Signs You Just Might be a Wildlife Photographer". Boy, could I relate! So I thought I'd try to come up with my own Top 10 for photography addiction.
My daughter took this of me in Portland.
One of my first outings with the 400mm lens.
You know you're a photography addict when:

10. Just the idea of going outside with your camera makes you giddy.
9. Your camera bag is with you more than your purse.
8. You are keenly aware of how light is bathing an object even when not shooting.
7. You spend more time editing photos on your computer than with the family.
6. A gentle breeze is now considered a nuisance.
5. If an outing doesn't involve photography or isn't favorable for photos, you're not interested.
4. You feel naked without your camera.
3. If you go more than a few days without shooting, you dream about it.
2. When watching a sporting event you are more interested in the camera lenses on the sidelines than in the game.

And the #1 reason you know you're a photography addict:

1. You would rather have camera gear than nice clothes or jewelry.

What about you? Can you add to the list?

And now for the winner of the Jesus Calling book: NADINE, Chewy & Lilibell!! I have been so excited for this give-away. Nadine, please contact me with your mailing address and I'll have it shipped to you asap. Congrats! I hope you'll be as blessed by it as I have been. :)


24 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Congratulations to the winner. What a great prize!

I enjoyed the top 10 list. I could certainly nod my head at some of them in agreement. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i'm probably not as addicted as you, but i can still relate to most of these! :)

septembermom said...

Gail, I loved this post! It must be wonderful to see "picture perfect" moments all around you :) What a beautiful way to see the world!

Congrats to the lucky winner too!

Evelyn S. said...

You have a 400mm??? Wow!

the wild magnolia said...

Congratulations to the winner.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Wheee, I'm so giddy over here, I never win anything!!!! Guess it's a sign from the Heavens!

Linda R. said...

That is too funny.. I can definitely relate.. Especially with your #1.. Who need new shoes when there is a new lens with my name on it. Thanks; now I know I am not alone! Hee Hee...

Pat said...

Great list! How about when you use your camera bag instead of a purse!

lisa said...

LOVE your Top 10 Gail!! :-)
Have a great weekend!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Like you list Gail. I can't remember the last day I haven't taken a photo......but mostly I am quite content with my non DSLR, happy to play with what I have.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love cloudy days to photograph! No shadows! Love visiting any store that has a camera department! Want to sign up for every photography class! And the list goes on! I love your post!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Love your list, Gail. I notice light a lot too and I certainly spend too much time editing photos :)

Starla said...

I haven't met all the "you might be a photography addict" just yet (I think it is due to the fact that I don't have a decent camera) but I made the #1 spot! I told DH that I would rather he buy me a decent camera (versus my little p&s) instead of replacing the lost diamond in my wedding ring!! How wacked is that?!!

Andy said...

I can relate but as a male #9 is definitely out ;)

Leontien said...

Whoo congrats to the winner and i just loved to read your ten "addict points".

At least it is a "healthy" addiction!

Leontien

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh my gosh... every single one of these applies to me!! But I already knew I was addicted, so I'm not really surprised :)

hootnonny said...

It looks like a wildlife photographer to me! And I saw snippets of myself in the top 10, though I'm not about wildlife, unless they present themselves to me.

Kittie Howard said...

I really, really admire your dedication and totally love your photos. I take my little digital with me but delete more than I save. Something about the camera not seeing what I see *sighs*

Congrats to the winner! Awesome prize!

Kerri said...

Great list. I can relate to them all.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ab-so-lute-ly!!! LOL! We're kindred spirits. :)

Henrietta said...

Okey I'm addicted, I'm photoholic:) I have to right these up to remember, this is funny.

Hilary said...

I can't say I've ever dreamed about it (yet) but I can totally relate to all of the others. We're click.. I mean sick. I shutter .. I mean shudder at the thought.

beth said...

i think your list is PERFECT !!!

Georgianna said...

I love this, Gail! Wonderful!! The only thing I can add is 9a. When your camera bag IS your purse. :)

xo