"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." - Ansel Adams
Ken Rockwell has this great article about why your camera doesn't matter.
Our photography instructor, Tom Geisler echoed this when he pointed out that Ansel Adams could take a pinhole camera and take a better photograph with one shot than most people could with a top of the line digital camera.
That's true. But it's also true that Lance Armstrong could beat me in a 100 mile bike race if he were on a bike with two flat tires and a corn cob for a bike seat. The point they are missing is that Lance isn't going to enjoy it too much :0 :) !!!!!!!!!
So yeah, I am still using my point and shoot and I'm not enjoying it much. Nikon got my camera on 3/27 and I approved the repairs ($131.....cheaper than buying a new body) yesterday, so hopefully I'll have it back in a week.
In the mean time, I went out this morning to TRY to take some shots with the old camera. It's really frustrating not being able to manually focus, set a custom white balance, and I keep reaching for the lens as if I'm going to be able to adjust it to frame the shot.
Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery. The tombstones always remind me of soldiers lined up on a hill before the battle.
It's hard not to feel thankful when I visit here. I also hope that my children never have to answer the call.Play Ball! Glad to see I'm not the only idiot out in the fog at 7 in the morning. (see? I've gotten so over shooting this mediocre shots that I didn't even bother cropping out the score board on the left;) )I wanted to get a better view of the baseball diamond so I climbed up the steep hill through this water runoff and got my feet covered in red clay. This isn't a great shot, it just shows that a part of my enjoyment of photography is climbing over things, getting places where you probably aren't supposed to be, and having fun doing it.
This is where not having my DSLR camera drove me nuts. I found some GREAT spider webs with dew drops, the area was rotten with them. But the autofocus of the camera absolutely would not focus in the low light, no matter how much I begged it or cursed it.
At that point, It was getting to be 8am and I decided to call it a morning. I think I'll go start my first homemade pastrami (should be done by tonight), go for a run, and then get to painting the spawn's room.
Have a great weekend!