So I just received a package from Amazon containing an SD card reader (it's that tiny little white box). As you can see, it arrived in perfect condition. Thank you Amazon. I think your packaging was a little bit too much though.Read More
In December 2004 I went to Luxor in Egypt with my first digital camera, a 4.0 megapixel Canon Powershot A80. It was before I was serious about photography and I wasn’t that impressed with the results, mainly because I hadn’t developed my ‘eye’ and didn’t know how to make the best of them.
Eight years later, I’ve sorted through the photos I took then and found much that is interesting and have uploaded a load of new images to my Egypt set on Flickr.
Thanks to Photojojo and its Photo Time Capsule, I just found out that on May 11, 2011, I took a photo of some old terracotta chimney pots on my way home from work and posted it to flickr. On the same day exactly a year later, I just happened, unknowingly, to photograph the chimney pots on the other end of the very same house. Now, this isn’t world-shattering news, but it is a coincidence nonetheless and therefore noteworthy...
Although the G11 was a great camera, the X10 is significantly better in terms of sensitivity and image quality. It has helped me to up my game and I think I have improved significantly as a photographer in the last 12 months. Having said that, I am still photographing chimney pots and succumbing to using post-processing filters a little too often! However, with the X10, the majority of the pictures I take could stand up with zero processing — without even a bit of colour correction. This was never the case with the G11.
To date, I have uploaded 6,555 photos to flickr , so I still have some way to go to achieve
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s benchmark and there is always more learning to be done and more chimneys to photograph.
11 May 2012
11 May 2011