Thursday, December 27, 2007

Crystal dawn

Crystals of frost on my garage window mimics the faraway branches of trees in a neighbor's yard, while the light of the new day shines through both.

I received a digital camera (Fujifilm Finepix S700) for Christmas to supplement the two film cameras I regularly use. Yes, it's my very first digital camera. I've been a filmie ever since I took up photography as a hobby ten years ago. This shot was a test of the super macro mode and aperture priority settings. So, kind blog reader, you will be subjected to the experimentations of said digital camera whilst I acclimate to its use, the main one being the sheer volume of images that can be taken.

I shot more than 150 frames the first day alone - equivalent to 6 rolls of film. Film teaches you to be very selective with your shots - each frame costs money to process and print. Many has been the time that I've meticulously framed a shot only to decide that pushing the shutter button was just not worth the time and money. It's a rare day that I end up shooting more than one roll of film. Digital allows you to fire away with impunity because after all, it's only electrically charged ions.

I'll let you know when I decide it it's a blessing or a curse.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

Hi James: Back from Southern CA and trying to catch up. This is a delightful picture...and I know you must be having so much fun with that new camera!!!
Good for us...lots of new pixs!

V. Schroeder said...

Pretty fantastic, look forward to more. V. Schroeder

Sheila said...

Look forward to seeing your work with the new camera.

olivia said...


Lovely photos on your blog and photostream.

I need orange said...

Blessing, definitely a blessing.

So many times I've got an image I think won't work, but when I see it on the "big screen" (pc!), there is something there that I didn't see when I snapped it. A tiny bug on a flower. Or whatever.

Being able to take unlimited pics means I am much more likely to get some that I like.

I resisted digital for a long time, but I would never go back....