Friday, January 27, 2012

I am a cotton headed ninny muggins

Film is an unforgiving mistress.  There is so much to consider that digital doesnt require.  On top of this there is no ability to review your shots so you simply have to trust in your settings and what you know should work.  But I was ready for all of this, I was prepared.  I paid attention to my settings, to the light, I was really careful to ensure I wasnt over exposing etc etc.

What I forgot to check was that I had loaded film in the first place.  An hour of magic conditions that I'd never seen before in a place that was usually packed all to myself.  I am an idiot!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My success in not spending in 2011

At the beginning of 2011 one of my desires was to stop being so gear focussed in my photography.  I am happy to report that I suceeded, however, I cant really claim a victory of willpower over marketing. The truth is my desire for restraint was three things:

1. Sony was really late releasing the A77 and/or the NEX7 I wanted.
2. I got really into triathlon so let all my photography slip somewhere between a little and a lot.
3. Whenthe A77 and NEX7 did finally turn up the Thailand floods made them impossible to get.

Anyway, I'll take a little help from the universe sometimes.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nikon D4 - Really? So thats it?

So, Nikon has a new camera, the long rumoured D4.  And to be perfectly honest when comparing this to the Sony NEX7 all I can really manage to think is really? Years of work, tens of thousands of manhours of some of the best engineers time and thats all you can manage.  Man, your company is in trouble.