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January 28, 2009 :: 11:20 PM

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bruins vs. caps :: fleet center td banknorth garden, boston, ma :: january 27, 2008

My mom was one of those moms who documented every second of my first few years.  As I got older, and the alcohol took control of her life, there were fewer pictures in the albums and I was the one in charge of the camera if I wanted to document something.

I was never really a big fan of carting a camera around - it goes against my base instinct to NOT carry some sort of bag when I go out.  But, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten better at bringing the camera with me.  I love my Nikon D40, but my little Olympus Stylus 1010 has become my go-to camera because it is small enough to fit in a pocket. 

I started taking the Stylus with me to hockey games.  From there, the camera went to the R.E.M. concert with us and I’ve got some amazing pictures from that night.  Now, the camera is going with me to Instrument shows.  The boys in the band like my stuff enough to ask me to be their photographer, so I must be doing something right.  *grin*

I still have a lot to learn about how to actually get what I want out of the camera (without resorting to Photoshop), but I do think I’m getting much better.

I took around a hundred pictures at the Bruins game last night and this is my favorite.  It’s not perfect by any means, but I do like the interaction between Thomas and Semin. 

I never thought of myself as a “photographer”, but maybe I should start…


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