Creating a Community Through Blogging: A Q&A with Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography

I have been participating in CEE’s challenges for some time. She keeps me busy taking photos of roads and paths, searching for so-called odd ball photos, strange and weird, and we have a fun theme once a week. Let us not forget the black and white experiments. Yes CEE, you make my blogging a wonderful experience and may it continue. We also get to know each other once a week, divulging our secret lives answering questions when we share our worlds. It is fun and I go on regular quests with my camera for CEE. Carry on with the good work CEE, I really appreciate the energy you invest to make our blogging a great experience. Thankyou.

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By nature, blogging is communal — we write publicly and interact with readers. Some people, like Cee Neuner at Cee’s Photography, have built communities around their sites. Cee hosts weekly photo challenges that not only encourage people to practice their shooting skills — they provide a welcoming space for bloggers around the world to connect. Here, Cee talks about her love for photography and what motivated her to launch challenges on her site.


What is your philosophy around photography?

Cee with her camera

I am a visual person, so being behind a camera and looking for beauty and color is in my DNA. I take photos because I enjoy it. The world comes alive. I love looking through my viewfinder: I see life so much clearer than I do without the lens. I am fortunate as I have a natural ability for composition, and that makes taking photos so…

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Daily Prompt: Facts

Walker

It has become a fact that if I want to go anywhere this walking aid comes with me and I am not very happy about it. Just a walk in the apartment, and I have to manoeuvre it around corners, over obstacles in the way and eventually park it in a place near. It has become my companion.

In this case I just wanted to go outside and take a few photos. I had to guide it over the steps remembering to lock it in between, otherwise it might run away. If I go anywhere it goes with me. Luckily I can fold it together when I take a ride in the car. I have a container on the front where I can deposit a camera and my Kindle also fits nicely. At home I am also accompanied by my iPad and telephone which have room on the platform.

I am not really liking my facts of life at the moment. Gone are the days of indenpedemce.  Now I have to think about it first of all. The walker is parked next to my bed during the night and I have to take it to that certain place that most of us visit at night. Cooking with it can get complicated when I have to chop the veg or use the cooking range. I have devised a method where I can stand and not move and use my walking stick. Now and again I have  to tidy it, as the bag at the front seems to collect bread crumbs, various vegetable remains, pasta and paper handkerchiefs.

Today my physio therapist informed me that it is now only six weeks since my accident, as if to say, I am not ready for taking independent steps. But I did achieve my goal this afternoon.

Lenten and Christrose

I took a photo of my lent roses, on the the left and my christrose on the right. They are one of the first in the garden, and I did not want to let them disappear without a photo. They are late this year probably because of the snow falls. It is not easy taking a photo with the walker, especially has I had to do it free hand, without holding onto anything.

But every day something new and different.

Daily Promompt: Facts

Good Morning

Breakfast

This is all I can manage for a photo this morning: just my frugal breakfast and a computer – what a life I lead. Glorious sunsets are not in the programme and outside it is nothing spectacular, although the snow has now disappeared and some Spring flowers are beginning to show.

This morning my physio therapist is arriving at 10.00 and I should be washed dressed and ready when she is here. In the meanwhile there is breakfast to be dealt with and a cleansing session in the shower, as well as a blog to write. Even that is pear shaped as I just pressed something and my blog page turned into a mega size with giant letters. However, I have now got it back to normal size with a Ctrl mouse,

Shopping

Mr. Swiss will be off on a shopping excursion for food and a few bits and pieces. We tend to forget some important stuff lately but Mr. Swiss now takes a photo of what we need to enable him to find it in the store. Yes we are cyber golden oldies and apply all our online knowledge. Before I garbaged the empty containers I showed them to Mr. Swiss and he captured the image with his mobile phone camera. The image automatically goes into my photo programme and there is no danger of not finding or forgetting what we should buy.

No. 2 son and his wife will be visiting next Sunday with No. 1 grandson which I am looking forward to. Time goes so fast and junior, Alexander the Great, is growing and is already 6 months old. Time goes quickly.

And I must now go, this is really just a quick note to tell everyone that I survived the night, although my knee reported back at 2.00 in the morning which I was not very happy about.

Walker

In the meanwhile my walker is parked in the kitchen and ready to take me to other places.

Have a good day, take it easy and be careful where you tread.