Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Silly Self Portraits

In honor of AOL-J Land's three-year Anniversary (and yes, I know I'm late), I'm going to revive this journal, the first blog I ever had, and post the Monday Photo Shoot here, seeing as how I never did actually leave AOL.  I'm still paying for it, and will continue to do so until we get the computers networked to the cable modem.  Despite my angry words of nine months ago, I may as well get some use out of poor old Musings.  So:  here we go! This week it's from Joe instead of John:

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a photo that shows you with your camera. A mirror or other reflective surface would probably help here.

Also, tell us a little about your camera, and how you use it.

Self Portrait, Take One

Same photo, crayon effect, color boosted and midtones lightened.

Color saturated, high contrast

Spiral effect

Whirlpool effect

Take Two: no flash

Ghoul effect. A moldy oldie from 2004.

Captured by aliens!

Dalek effect. August 2005.

Since you ask, Joe, I'm pretty hard on my camera, and use it almost daily.  The lens cover doesn't close well and I have no case for it, but I put it in my pocket or my purse anyway.  I'm sure the motor on the lens and whatever is supposed to open the iris have been messed up since I got the camera in early March, but it's been getting worse.  A good cleaning might help - a little.  It's a Nikon Coolpix P1, with 8.0 megapixels, a 3.5x zoom (which didn't work as of yesterday), and WiFi, which is more than my computer has.  I researched this camera when my Canon broke.  It would have been a great deal, had it not been defective.  I didn't want to believe there was something wrong with the camera until it was too late to return it.  Darn it.

The ghoul shot shows the Sony Mavica, which was our first digital camera.  One of the reasons it's so big, aside from the fact that it's a fairly early digital, is that it stores its photos on - wait for it - floppy disks!  If I send off the Nikon for servicing, that's what I'll be stuck with for a camera until I get the Nikon back.

The Dalek shot (the Dalek covers up the camera) was taken with the Canon, the one that doesat the end of February.  It was a good camera while it lasted, but then it started freezing up, and suddenly it was gone.


See also: My Year In and Out of J-Land
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ryanagi said...

Oh no no no... I have a hard enough time keeping up with you in ONE place. (And sad than I never seem to find the time to get over to your fiction blog.)

rap4143 said...

((((Karen))))) I feel like it is OLD times!!!

plittle said...

Fun stuff. Will you be regularly posting here again?

helmswondermom said...

I was very surprised to get an alert from this journal!  Welcome back!

lurkynat said...

wowie! jowsers! you go Karen!