Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Last Photos From The Old Camera
When we got home, Roger tried taking it apart, but those cameras have crazy insides like weirdly wired little robots. No hint of what thing does what to which other little thing to make pretty pictures. He couldn't even get to the on/off switch which was behind a shield that had no hint of entry. When he put the tiny, tiny screws back in the camera was dead.
I'm surprised I never thought about what kind of new camera to get, even though I had been disappointed with the old camera's ability (or lack thereof) to autofocus on clouds. It hardly ever captured what I saw with my old eyes. I know I'm a lazy bum when it comes to understanding photography. I have learned the names of hundreds of birds and many, many cloud formations, arcs, halos, and atmospheric phenomenon over the years. But no matter how many times I tried to grasp shutter speed and aperture, iso--blahblahblah, it never made any sense to me, and I promptly forgot it every time! So, here I am thinking about buying a new camera and trying to figure out what to get that won't tax my brain, but will show the close-ups and the far-aways with vivid clarity.
These are a few of the photos I took over the past week, the last from the old camera. When Roger and I are on the road, we never eat road food. We always pack a lunch to take with us. When we drove from southern California to the beach house, we stopped at Pismo Beach to eat our sandwiches. When we drove from the beach house back to Arcata, we made a special stop and had our homemade egg salad sandwiches sitting in the sanctuary garden at our blogger friend's house. "M" lost his loving partner Trace last month, so we stopped by to hug him and take one of the last photos the old camera clicked.
Posted by robin andrea at 3:27 PM