actuality.log


Saturday, June the 5th, 2004

For the past couple of days, I’ve been carrying around the camera I got for my dad instead of my usual trusty one. It started off as a need to test it, as I figured I might as well catch any obvious problems here. I soon realized how simple it really is to use. It’s amazingly quick also – from the time you see something, take it out of the pouch, turn it on, and shoot. In all of this, I was under the impression that at least “the pictures that this will capture won’t be as good”. Or something like that, seemingly justifying to myself the price tag for the lenses and other equipment expended so far. But that isn’t really the case either. This, for example, is a point-and-click shot I took during my walk home last evening.

Yet another sunset
Clickey clickey

Maybe it does have more to do with the photographer than the camera. Then again, maybe it’s more to do with what’s being photographed than the photographer.

Update: For those less inclined to notice such things, notice there are subtle drop shadows beginning to appear around all recent pictures. It is a bit more work per pic, but I do plan to keep this up for a while. Even a simplistic ‘frame’ like this seems to add to it somehow, you know?

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3 Responses to “Camera testing”

  1. Vigvg says:

    yummy… drop shadows.

  2. wahgnube says:

    Dude, you’re alive! What’s with the IP trace ending back up at Pittsburgh? Shouldn’t you be in Bangalore or some such right about now?

    And I know, it’s totally the shadows. Shadows rock.

  3. Vigvg says:

    Me go to Blore only in July. My advisor decided to get me to do some “unpaid overtime” till then.


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