You may have not noticed but I’ve been adding a lot of photographs recently. It started out as fun for WordPress challenges but it also struck a chord inside me that I had gotten used to the idea of wanting one but never actually going out and acquiring one. A camera that is, when I was young (really young around 12 or 13) I wanted a Pentax Asahia K1000, I was really into photography in those days and had read a lot about the cameras of the day and most 35mm were ridiculously expensive. The Pentax though was fairly reasonable in price and highly regarded as a student’s camera for those just beginning in photography.
What I ended up with was a Kodak 110 instamatic…
It was a good little camera and I got a lot of good pictures out of it I even added an electronic flash so I didn’t have to keep purchasing the infamous Flip Flashes which allowed twice the number of flashes of the more infamous Magic Cube! For awhile I contented myself with this little camera and still have it today. However, I always kept that longing of the Pentax or another 35mm camera. But, that’s what it was just a longing. As time went on and other things took precedence in my life and I never got that camera, though every time I’d see someone walking around with a 35mm I’d get that little geez I gotta get on of those thought would pop into my head.
So last week I took the plunge and purchased a digital camera. A Canon Powershot A1400 HD, nothing fancy, but what seemed to be both a good point and shoot as well as having a few higher capabilities like an extended shutter to allow for pictures in very low light as well as settings for extreme distances and extreme close-ups. It doesn’t have the Fun Frames like my camera phone nor does have colored filters though I can set it for black and white photos. It also allows me to take photos in a series and can be used as a camcorder as well.
So, I decided to add a second page to my blog to allow for more experimentation with photography while allowing me space here to concentrate on my writing. I hope all of you will take the time to check it out, the link is located in the menu bar on top.