Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Decorative Photograph

I changed the picture on this blog again. This pic is from a place much farther west than the last one -- a view looking southeast toward the Bridger Mountains and the Bozeman Valley from my friend's house in Montana. I took it with my first digital camera, a Fuji, that I still miss because it fit in my pocket and I could hold it up and take pictures of myself with it. My profile picture, for instance.

I lost that camera in a freak airline accident. For some reason a flight attendant gave me an extra can of cranberry juice. Instead of drinking it, I put it unopened into the same bag as my camera. Do not ask me why I was carrying a camera in the same plastic bag as my juice, magazines, and tissue. I was an idiot.

Somehow, the can got punctured -- a mystery that will never be solved -- the juice leaked out and my l'il Fuji camera was ruined. After discovering the travesty, I remember looking at the can to see how the juice got out, but only finding a strange, pencil sized hole in the middle.

My brother sent me his Nikon D100 when he upgraded, for which I will be forever grateful. I can use all my fancy lenses on it and actually look like a serious photographer. But I can't just stick it in my pocket on my way to a party, a ballgame, or a plane.

I certainly couldn't put it in a plastic bag with a can of cranberry juice.

4 comments:

Donna said...

My Canon Powershot SD is the size of a pack of cigarettes, so it fits almost anywhere. I'm on my third one because I'm rough on cameras, what with taking them along on horseback rides and motorcycle rides.

Michelle said...

That photograph is beautiful.I had a horrible experience with Montana in November and swear never to go back to that god forsaken place! I'm glad you enjoyed it though!

Remo said...

You're taunting me with that picture, right?
I agree with the Powershot SD. Good camera and so small you almost can't find it with a cavity search. Almost.

emmapeelDallas said...

The pic is great. I'm ready to move on from my point and shoot to a digital SLR though, and all for the light.