So what is easy?

@maggs224 (1774)
Alicante, Spain
January 4, 2016 8:20pm CST
It's easy to forget how much you like doing something when you don't do it for a while. I decided to do a bit of editing today on one of my articles on another site. It was a photographic essay of a river walk. I wrote the article to encourage people to get out with their cameras and take photographs. It has been a while since I have been out and about with my camera. I found much to my surprise that as I was editing the article the desire to get out with my camera was being stirred up. The article took the form of a walk along the river banks and has some of the photos I took on the walk. As I looked at each photograph it bought back the memories of that day. I was out on that walk for over three hours and took over 200 photographs and this article has the pick of the crop. So it is easy to forget how much you enjoy doing something when you haven't done it in a while. Is there something that you haven't done in a while? Maybe it is time to get out there and do it again. A photo I took another day on the same river walk
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@JudyEv (96304)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
That's a lovely photo. Isn't it easy to take heaps of photos once you have a digital camera?
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@JudyEv It is not unusual for me to take 300 plus when out with my camera. Once you have your camera and memory cards you are no longer restrained by the cost. Even if you want to have a print of some of your photos here you can get a 100 for about 20 Euro which is cheap as chips lol...
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@JudyEv (96304)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 Harvey Norman regularly have great deals on printing photos too. Do you go through them and delete a lot or mostly just keep them all? I find it hard to delete. Once gone, you can't get it back.
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@JudyEv (96304)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 This worries me too - deleting the wrongs ones - and it has happened once or twice. I have photos of horses in all sorts of poses and only my sister would be interested in any of them but I can't bring myself to delete them.
@fishtiger58 (30284)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
Your photo is wonderful. I don't take as many photographs as I used to but have renewed interest and it's exciting.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 There is nothing quite like that moment when you upload your photos to your computer to see what you have captured. Often it is not the ones that you were most pleased when taking that prove to be the best. You are right it is exciting :D
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@fishtiger58 (30284)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 I know what you are saying. Having not the best eyes and the camera screen so small the surprise when you load on the computer is like opening a gift, you never know what you're going to get.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 You are right it is like opening a gift and isn't it great that we can open our gifts as soon as we get back home instead of having to send it away to be processed :D
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@jaboUK (49995)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
I'm surprised that you haven't been out with your camera for a while Maggs, as I know how good you are with it. That's a great photo that you've used here.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@jaboUK Sometimes Janet life just seems to fill up with other things, plus this year something happened to the bees. Bees are one of my favourite things to photograph and they seem to almost disappear overnight. Usually there were lots of places in Villa where I could find bees throughout the year. I am slowly beginning to see the odd one or two but nothing like as many as there used to be :)
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@jaboUK (49995)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 Yes I read somewhere that something was killing off the bees. There weren't many in my garden last summer.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@jaboUK I think that it has been happening pretty much all over the world. It was not just the bees there has been fewer bugs and beetles about too. It is sad, the only thing that has seemed to thrive are the flies.
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
5 Jan 16
that's a great photo. I am sure there are tons of things I don't do anymore that I would love to start doing. Baking for one. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day anymore.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@T_gray Not having enough time is one of my excuses but I know that if I really put my mind to it I could make time lol... If you like baking and want some inspiration try this it will reignite your baking fires :D
Bakers attempt three challenges each week trying to impress the judges enough to go through to the next round and eventually are crowned Britain's best amate...
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 awesome I'll check it out
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jan 16
@T_gray If you like baking you will love these :D
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@Platespinner (18056)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jan 16
Its sad how quickly we can get derailed from doing things that we enjoy and are good for us.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jan 16
@Platespinner The good thing Joanne is that we can pick things up just as quickly too :D
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Jan 16
@maggs224 Absolutely, but the trick is to be paying close enough attention to avoid getting derailed in the first place (definitely something I need to work on, myself).
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
5 Jan 16
This is a wonderful macro photo Maggs. I told my husband that we should go out shooting photos more often. This is a good excuse to walk more.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@LadyDuck When I have a camera in hand I tend to walk for longer and farther. A camera and a dog are both good excuses for a walk lol...
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@LadyDuck (118120)
• Switzerland
6 Jan 16
@maggs224 We have no dogs, but we both have our personal camera. You are right it's a good excuse to walk longer and farther.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Jan 16
that is quite a lovely photo
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt I am glad that you like it Jessa :D
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@marlina (60531)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
Love that picture.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan 16
@marlina I am pleased that you like the photo, the flash of colour caught my eye. We usually have blue dragonflies here this was the first dragonfly I had seen in this colour :D