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August 23, 2005

Random Visual Attack 4

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Like zillions of other digital-photography amateurs, I've discovered the joys of the "Macro" setting. My little Kodak seems to be able to focus down to about one inch. Here's a sophisticated abstract composition -- er, actually a lucky closeup of some bookjacket or other. Nice glare!

book jacket abstract 01.jpg



posted by Michael at August 23, 2005


That's gorgeous, actually. I want a camera! ~sigh~

Posted by: Jill on August 23, 2005 9:16 AM

I'm glad to hear it's a bookjacket. I was afraid for a minute there that you'd put up leather wallpaper or something.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on August 23, 2005 11:04 AM

Strange to say the least. Alien fingers or a random space shot...

Jill, I have camera envy as well. A result of three kids in college and one still in high school. My old Brownie will have to do for a while longer.

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie on August 23, 2005 11:27 AM

The Kodak I have -- nice enough as a snapshooter, though it does eat up batteries -- is now selling for not a lot more than a hundred bucks. 3 megapixels, 3X optical zoom. Takes crappy-but-fun little video clips too.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 23, 2005 12:02 PM

I was kidding about the Brownie, you know *grin*. Wished I still had mine, though...

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie on August 23, 2005 12:12 PM

Alien fingers...

Baby gorilla fingers in cherries maraschino?

Posted by: ricpic on August 23, 2005 2:28 PM

Mmmm. bronze. Just like my new retro-50's maryjanes sandals.

Posted by: Tatyana on August 23, 2005 8:28 PM

Pattie, you can probably get a new Brownie off of ebay for less than 10$. I'm not kidding. Holgas are also expecially cheap and make some pretty interesting pictures.

Posted by: lindenen on August 23, 2005 11:22 PM

MB, your photos are very good. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Jonathan on August 23, 2005 11:28 PM

I have one of those cameras and almost everything I take is terrible. I was a bad photographer before the camera, and I'm STILL bad. I used to blame it on my inability to close one eye. But now with that larger viewer thing ... I'm not sure what the problem is.

Oh well, we can't all be so talented as to catch a bit of glare and some alien fingers. :-)


Posted by: laurel on August 24, 2005 7:18 AM

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