If you regularly read my blog you would realize I have a bit of a thing, some may call it an obsession, about old newspapers and history. This post is not about any of that, it is about the other thing I am obsessed about.
I recently bought a new camera. I know this might not necessarily sound like a thing worth a blog post, but for me it is a very big thing. It means that I will be retiring my old camera, and that is not something I take lightly. My thinking about retiring a camera is a little like growing bored with your puppy and trading him in for another one.
You see, I love my cameras. LOVE. Love with a capital You-Touch-That-And-I’ll-Kill-You. I love my cameras in a way that I am sure totally annoys my family. One thing that caused me to suspect this was when the man of the house bought an expensive inverter for charging batteries on our camping trips. He would never have to hear me moan about flat camera batteries again.
I knew I had a problem when I bought myself a (slightly) cheaper backup camera that could live in my handbag so I would never have to worry about being caught without one. Yes, my mobile phone has the ability to take photos, it is no fun to take photos with, hence, it is not a camera. Yeah, I know, it’s ridiculous. Obsessions don’t have to make sense…..
That isn’t to say that I am a wonderful photographer, I just love looking at the world in small slices. I was a little scared when I bought the new camera though. The old camera has an effect on the little critters I find, it seems to have the ability to hypnotize them, and they are very reluctant to leave while it is looking at them. Very convenient. The other, less special, handbag camera I have has the ability to make most creatures leave as quickly as possible. I was very worried that I would spend all this money on a new one only to find it has the same annoying power. Fortunately, so far, it seems to be fairly successful in avoiding scaring them away, so, phew!
I thought I would share a few pictures from my beloved old camera in this post. Hopefully I will have some photos worth sharing from the new camera too!