Trying to Find My Photography Eye in Europe

The Eiffel Tower

We finally got a new camera.  In terms of travel necessities, it was a much-needed purchase.  Armando is an accomplished amateur photographer with the technical ability to shoot great pics with a DSLR camera.  Yet, a DSLR is not the most convenient camera to lug around the world.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris France

I’m a point and shoot girl, but I like to think that I have a natural eye for photography, although no technical knowledge.  I gave up my loved Canon for a waterproof camera Armando was interested in a couple of years ago.  I trusted his judgement but soon realized that he only chose that camera for the fun feature it had:  shooting underwater!

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Brussels, Belgium

Sure, it shoots underwater photos but any other photos are not of quality.  After the novelty wore off and the realization that an underwater camera in a pool screams “creepy”, we were ready for a new camera for our Europe Trip.

We are in Europe for three weeks.  Armando is on an exchange course for his MBA program in Paris and I’ve tagged along for the ride. I’ve been getting requests for some blog posts but I’ve just been so busy exploring and playing with our new camera, a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, that I have been neglecting my poor, little blog.

I decided that I’m going to try a little photography blogging to share my attempt of finding my artistic photography eye.

Arch of Titus, Rome Italy

These photos I snapped in Paris, Rome and Belgium.  I just found that the beautiful flowers around these powerful, historical sites gave a softness to these magnificent structures.  But, I must admit that seeing too many historical sites at once just seemed to blend them all together and they started to look all the same after a while.  How many old churches can one possibly see before saying, “Okay, I love you God, but I’m done.”?

The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

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