outdoortruths 03 300KENTUCKY (4/27/14) — I don’t consider myself computer illiterate but I’m also not a tech expert.

I fall somewhere in between.

I used to spend more time learning about new gadgets but now I sort of just maintain until I’m forced to adapt or be left behind.

One of the things that I’m trying to adapt to is my digital camera. I know, I know, don’t laugh. I’ve actually had the camera for a couple of years but all I’ve been doing is taking pictures the simplest way I could. I thought all of the buttons where there so they could sell it for more. (I feel the same way about my cell phone.) Why can’t they just give me big numbers, lots of volume, and plenty of light?

I digress.

I’ve always wanted to take pictures while I’m hunting or fishing but I never knew how to set up the timer feature. So this year I was determined (forced) to learn. I was tired of looking at all my pictures and always having the check in station in the background. It sort of lost the effect of the hunt. This turkey season I’ve become a picture taking monster. I carry my bipod and my camera and have taken some really neat shots of me holding a turkey while in the woods. I love it.

Now while I’ve really enjoyed the more realistic pictures, they still don’t tell the story of each hunt. Each photo still has only three basic features; me, a turkey, and the woodsy background. The story is up to me to remember, relish, and share. If I were to show you one of these pictures you would simply admire the bird but be clueless to the effort that was involved in getting that gobbler from the limb to the lens. You might have assumed that it was an easy and effortless hunt and you may be wrong or right.

When you and I look at each other we often do the same thing. We take a mental picture and quickly add our own story whether that story is accurate or not. We may assume that a person is rude or kind, arrogant or humble, aloof or approachable. However, most of the time, we just don’t know. Life is so much better when we give others the benefit of the doubt. It seems that we all default to seeing the bad and the negative. It’s the first button we learn to use on our mental camera. Maybe it’s time we all realized there are other features that may give us a better look. And maybe it’s time we learned to use them.

Gary Miller This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing Mid-Town Commons

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/15) — The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting… Read More

Madisonville Fire Department Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, KY (3/28/15) ― After investigating a Friday morning house fire that displaced a family, city officials… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5730

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5347

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5123

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5059

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4246

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4033

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13637

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11579

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2908

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1927

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1557

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1335

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1148

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 989

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 925

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 28, 2015 870

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 847

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 837

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher