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A Whiter Shade of Pale…

First of all, I have a bit of side-stepping to do. Misdirection, actually…

You see, I had this camera. It wasn’t a particularly good camera by any means – but it was my point and click  instrument of choice for the photos I use here on Plate Fodder. I stand very still, I squint my eyes (for no apparent reason), I would hold the little box at an artistically correct angle and voila! a reasonable facsimile of what I spent bent hunched over the counter for the last hour working on. And if the pictures didn’t turn out all that well I’d tell myself that it’s just because I am not a particularly good photographer..

(although in all actuality – I am), and not because I was using a crappy camera best designed for snapping candid shots of Zippy jumping for a Frisbee as opposed to capturing the fine crackle in the sugar crust of a creme brulee.

At any rate, I didn’t give it much thought. Shoot, transfer, Photoshop to oblivion, publish. It had become old hat… comfortable – you might say. And while I may not have been  excited with the outcome, even if the colors were a little muddy – at least they were in focus.

until I dropped it…

and kicked it under the table…

and crushed the lens when I tripped picking it up. (I seem to have fine motor skill issues…)

In way of an advance apology –  I’ll be using the built in camera on my LG-C900… yes, that’s a camera phone. You know, it’s really difficult to say you miss something bad – until it is replaced by something terrible. So for the foreseeable future – this is going to be my “camera of choice.” Funds just don’t warrant purchasing something I really don’t need, for use in something that doesn’t produce any income.

But, for the time being… if you stand very still, hold your head at an artistically correct angle…

… and squint.

 

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