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Wednesday, September 28, 2005


We had some rain last night. It's always a bit of an event here; we don't get much rain. I always fall for the rain cliches -- the smell, the freshness, the peace and contemplativeness. And then there are all the plastic kids' toys abandoned in the mud.

I did something remarkably masochistic last night. I looked at reviews for digital cameras. My Fujifilm was tucked in for the night, completely unawares of my faithlessness. I don't know that my financial inability to carry through with my desires would have spared its feelings -- that Canon EOS 20D calls to me and I respond to its hot hot seat and 8.2 Megapixels. Oh Fujifilm, I never meant to hurt you or take you for granted but I can't say my head wasn't turned when I was offered a depth of field preview and then it showed me that range ... f/1.4 - f/91. I think my heart had stopped beating. Then came the stats on that shutterspeed -- lightning 1/8000 s or a slow, sensual 30s. I think my hands are still shaking. But Fujifilm, you know this is a passing infatuation, like yours with Danny Elfman, Kate Bush and the actor who played Kahn's first officer in The Wrath of Khan who also starred in the short-lived television show, The Phoenix. I know we can make this work out, Fujifilm, I know we can. (Until I find an extra $2k laying around.) Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Julio said...

wow, never seen nothing like this. Great

Oricon Ailin said...

*lol* Poor Fujifilm. hehehe

Great pic though! Very pretty, that's the kind of thing I wish I could see around here. Too much desert though.

Hypatia said...

Thanks Julio! (Are you referring to my illicit affair or the picture? ;)

/grins/ Thanks Ori. We don't usually have enough humidity for this either. It was a bit of a fluke, which means I was actually noticed it. We average about 35% humidity, but today is a fairly typical 15%.

Aravis said...

I've just been catching up here, and your work and your knowledge about your subjects continue to impress me. Really wonderful!

Hypatia said...

Thanks, Aravis. Love that ego boost! :)