Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often? 

I have to confess that I haven’t taken many pictures lately. I see people snapping shots all the time, but unless it’s something really nice I usually just let it go. One reason for this may be the fact that the camera on my phone works well, but it’s really hard to retrieve the pictures. I’ve had several people look at it, and no one can figure it out. I can look at them on my phone, but it’s super hard to share them with others.

I expected that most of the pictures would be of my grandchildren, and several years ago that was true. However, as time passed I’ve taken fewer pictures of them unless it’s in a special context such as a holiday.

I do take lots of pictures on vacation. Some of them turn out well. I’ve watched our family grow and age just by looking at vacation pictures. I do promise that there will never be another vacation picture of me in a bathing suit, though.

I have lots of pictures of my pets. They’re all so cute, and when they do something funny or sweet I grab for my phone. You can’t tell a dog or cat to stay still so I miss a lot of nice shots.

If you go just by quantity I think I’ve taken more pictures of the holidays than anything else. With everybody together I make sure to take plenty of pictures. I like to take pictures of my Christmas decorations too. I do more for Christmas than any other holiday. I used to decorate for all of them, but it’s just too hard to do now. That’s a shame because I have some beautiful Easter decorations.

What about you? Do you take lots of pictures during the holidays?

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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6 Responses to Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    How frustrating to not be able to retrieve and print the pictures on your phone! I think I’d bring my phone back and exchange it for one that’s easier to use – but then pictures are really important to me. The holidays are a great time to record your surroundings!


  2. Jeff Salter says:

    when I still had my 3G phone — Autumn last year — if I needed a photo taken of something, it was better for me to simply ask my wife or daughter to shoot the pix and send it to me. That phone was so cranky!
    Now, with this “new” — actually, my wife’s old phone — 4G device, I’m able to snap my own pix and email them to myself. From email, I’m able to upload to my computer. On the PC, I’m able to flip, crop, whatever… and then either file them in a folder or send them to whomever was interested.


    • Elaine Cantrell says:

      I did exactly what you do with pictures on my old phone. My current phone won’t let me email pictures anywhere, not even to my own account.


  3. We used to take pictures at the holidays but now, we seldom all gather, never have out-of-town guests anymore and no one sits still. If I get the grandteens together, I try to get pix.


  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    It’s hard for us to get together too, and one of my sons often runs out before we get around to pictures. Most people probably assume we only have one son because Scott is seldom in the picture.


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