Wednesday, March 17, 2010


03.17.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

A short face-to-face visit with my Flickr friend, Carol, meant a photo shoot, albeit short. Our friendship is the result of a virtual connection (originally through a DEN webinar that led to 'disastrous' Second Life stories) strengthened by similar work goals and photography. Today's shoot was fun and instructional - she knows much more about the camera, settings, and light than I do...and note her intensity! It will be interesting to see our different visual perspectives from the same walk (will need to upload those tomorrow!)

Online connections have been criticized for being superficial and unrealistic. Certainly, there are examples of such relationships in both the real and the digital world - they don't have to be that way, though. Just like the old-fashioned'' friendships, there are special qualities that make online friendships meaningful...sincere, caring, fun and commonalities - you can capture them virtually and in 'real life'! Freedom Park, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed with the camera. I don't think online connections have to be superficial - if you are engaged in meaningful discussions, pursuits, you develop a relationship based on those exchanges - far more meaningful than some of the f2f superficial relationships. In both cases it is about the reasons for the relationship, the commonalities, the exchanges that make a relationship rich.