way back when i started posting photos and text to myspace blogs - just over ten years ago - a requirement was a third party online image storage like photobucket. it was free so i started using that site and then never stopped, including when i switched to blogspot when myspace dumped the blog feature. not sure what year that was but the majority of my online posting/ruminating has been done on this blog. because i have never been super savvy when it comes to computers - maybe reluctantly adept at best - i completely overlooked the fact that blogspot lets you upload photos right into the template. my brain melts when i think of all the accumulated hours and stress wasted on doing it the hard way - pasting photobucket links, jumping between windows, computer freezing more and more over the years as photobucket got more infested with pop up ads and videos. a few months ago all my images on the blog vanished and photobucket sent me an email asking to pay for the storage. still not totally sure what im going to do about all those blogs which are now photo-less... anyways, the hard way is how i learn most things so fuck it i guess. im just glad theres still a free and easier option here.
sometime last year i started getting the serious itch to use a nice full frame digital camera again. the last time i "had" one [a canon 5d] was summer of 2011. since then its been mostly film. in late 2012 i did strike up a love/hate relationship with a series of two used nikon d70 bodies, each of which glitch out regularly. in spite of their anomalous flash sync capabilities that make shooting skating in reno's high desert light an uncanny cakewalk, the camera falls short in almost every other way and is undependable on top of being the wrong kind of outdated for what id like to be making. after months of research and vigilant craigslist watching i found what i was looking for. someone was selling a nikon d800 body for 700 bucks. i met a kid at the bagel shop with a pocket full of cash and jumped back in to having the means to gather perfect replications of the visual world again at my fingertips.
and then sell on ebay for more than you paid for them
a lot of these images are basically me just seeing what the camera does in different situations. more a record of curiosity than a stream of photographs i feel serious about...
renewal on the activity of looking, a secret golden ticket
sanity and revelation
fresh air palette cleanse
better go buy some chips
whats the world gonna give you?
ask and refrain from pushing
slow questions a break from fast answers
i may be adding more photos from a recent excursion...