Sun, 19 Jan 2003
We've got a new toy

OK, it's actually Rachel's, but...

We now own the cheapest digital camera on the market - a $50 (Aussie, that is) flourescent yellow single-chip effort. It's see-through, but you'll just have to trust me on this because it's not very good at taking pictures of itself :)

I'm going to try to take a photo every day with it. I used to take a lot of photos - I have a box full of prints from the days when I first got my SLR. I'm a little slack though, and if it isn't easy to get photos printed, I won't bother. I moved away from convenient developers, and now don't take nearly as many photos as I used to.

The digital camera though, well... It takes photos in an instant (really, they're such low resolution it's actually instantaneous and the whole 20 shot memory can be taken as fast as you can press the button ;)

The quality is ... well, it's apalling. I took a test shot, standing over the decking at home. The results clearly show that the lens is atrocious and the colour/contrast range is pitiful.

But I don't care. I took part in NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago - I knew that if there wasn't the specific goal in place, I wouldn't actually ever write a novel. But now I have. It's not good, but I'm glad I did.

Now I'm going to attempt to take a photo with the crappy digital camera every day, and my goal is to post it on the web for whoever cares (probably just me ;) to see. The new "daily photo" link on the right will take you to the page.

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