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I carry a camera everywhere, but I hardly use it, these days.

Part of it is that what I have is a small digital camera, a few years old now, but with a very limited range on what it can do. That wasn't a problem when I first bought it, but it is why I stopped using it as much. I found myself facing the realisation that to do more of the things I wanted, I would have to upgrade to a better camera. Photography isn't that big a deal for me, and the price of good cameras is a bit out of my lifestyle, so it was a thought that came, went, and resulted in me taking less photos. I still carried the camera around with me, though. A habit, I guess. At any rate, yesterday, I took this, and I kinda dig it, and maybe I ought to start pushing the limits of my little camera again.

(One of the things that I reckon would be interesting is taking photos of the people and the houses I go to. It'll never happen: it's invasive and without real artistic merit, and not why I'm there. But I jump economic strands two to three times a night and day, and the difference can be, sometimes, quite jarring.)

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benpeek
Sep. 3rd, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
it's just a powershot canon thing. 45, if i remember right.
fetishpunk
Sep. 3rd, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
I bought J a Canon 300D a few years ago and although it's a great camera I do kind of miss the crappy HP one we had before that - which my dad won but when he couldn't figure out where the film went he gave to me :) Anyway I loved that HP BECAUSE of it's limitations, dodgy autofocus etc - I used to have a lot of fun sort of forcing it to do things it wasn't supposed to do like wierd focus or over exposing it to light just to see what would happen. The light in particular was good in that I have a lot of pics where the sun is like rods of yellow-white or an explosion taking place in the corner of the picture. Fun.
benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
yeah, i do like the kind of weird things i can make the camera do by dodgy focus and over exposure and playing with the various settings. still, i do kinda wish i had something big and nice and with the ability to do glorious things.

if only to play with it and force it to do the things it doesn't want too ;)
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benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
sometimes i agree with that. however, i must admit, there are just some things this camera can't do--like take a shot from a distance with any detail, or focuson small, minute details. which is a bit of a bummer.
lucius_t
Sep. 3rd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
in this photo I see none of the security measures, the violent protests, the gridlock, etc that should attend the onset of any economic summit. Where are the water cannon, the chopper surveillance, the word balloons containing cries of outrage?

:)
benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
that's cause i live outside the area that the economic summit will be in. cause, y'know, economic summits aren't held in the lower economic areas :)
lucius_t
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
That palm tree (if it is a palm tree) could be a listening device.

Well, if there are to be no word balloons of outrage, we can at least expect posts of outrage, I should hope. Wear that new CP t-shirt. Let it inspire you.
benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
i can't remember if it is a palm tree. heh. maybe. people have some weird shit in their yards.

that communist party t-shirt won't be hear by friday, i am sure.
lucius_t
Sep. 4th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
palm tree identification was my best subject in schoool, amd I'm here to tell you that is either a palm tree or a clever alien replica.
benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
i think i'm going to have to agree with you there. cause no alien flies billions of miles to come to the western suburbs of sydney...
(Anonymous)
Sep. 4th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Still and all, when that commie T-shirt comes, I wouldn't walk too near that palm tree.
benpeek
Sep. 4th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
nah. i'm going to wear it through american customs ;)
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