Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blame it on digital

Duble's comment on my last entry got me thinking. You can blame it on digital. Since the day my grandma bought me my first camera I've had the photo taking bug. Saving my allowance and collecting soda bottles to buy film and having it developed. It went from 12 to 24 to 36 exposure film, and I learned that not every photo comes out as you expect. Oh the disappointment I felt after walking up to the drugstore to pick-up my pictures only to find that 3 of the 12 shots I took were maybe worth keeping.
As I grew up the cameras got better and rolls of film got bigger. But there was still that disappointment after finding taking 36 shots there still was only a few that came out like you hoped they would.
The last time I used my film camera Pen and I were on vacation in Arizona. In the week we were there I used 8 rolls of 36 exposure film. After paying a fortune to have them developed I found that after years of taking photos I was getting better. But there still were those shots that just did not seem right. And those still out weighed the good ones.
Ten years ago Pen bought me my first digital camera. And since that day digital is all I have used. From the Sony FD 73 to the Sony A100 DSLR I use now. I can't imagine what it would cost to develope the film if I had taken all the photos I've taken.
Taking 600 shots does not mean I'm going to get a great or even a good photo. It means that I can now afford to take two or three shots of something to get what I want. And in the case of the photo in my last entry there was no time to take more than one shot. Luck has a lot to do with it, being in the right place at the right time and having a subject worth shooting. But most of all is having a partner than understands your wants and needs in pursuit of your hobby. ROB

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Weekend

Hope everyone had a great 4th, I sure did. Spent the weekend at the Red Bull U.S. Moto Grand Prix. This year I wanted to take more photo's than I've taken at other races. And guess what, I took more than 600 shots. Have not gone threw all of them yet, but I am really happy with the one below. If this is the best shot I got, I feel my weekend was a very productive one.

Off to check out more. Will be adding to my flickr. Rob

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Living Life in a Bed

It feels like i'm spending more and more time in bed, and i'm looking as pale as my white set of sheets.

The weather has been on & off again sun/clouds. It would be nice to either get the el nina they say we are in, or go back to our normal summer bank of fog.

Either way, I will be stuck watching it through the window next to my bed or futon.

BTW... TV sucks this summer season.