Monday, January 31, 2011

Digital Harinezumi 2++

Just before leaving for a recent trip to NYC, I discovered a new way to take less than perfect pictures. I like my 12 megapixel Nikon digital SLR. It takes beautiful, focused, automatically-metered pictures--but they're not very interesting. Till now, to get interesting pictures, I've resorted to vintage film cameras or new plastic "toy" cameras with poorly-made lenses. This approach requires developing and scanning negatives, and is labor-intensive.

With the 3 megapixel Superheadz Digital Harinezumi 2++, which I bought in Greenwich Village, I can eliminate the film and get what I consider to be appealing pictures. I can also capture video reminiscent of old Super 8 home movies.

I had to work this past weekend. Sunday was a slow day, so I wandered around the hospital and took some photos. Since it's a Catholic Hospital, religious symbols are everywhere. In a bow to tolerance, the chapel even has Islamic and Jewish prayer rooms, with the appropriate symbols on the doors.

Superheadz Digital Harinezumi 2++

I also tried a few closeups in the reading room.

Coffee Cup Lid

Speech Mike Trackball, Unlit

Speech Mike Trackball, Lit

Computer Cooling Fan

Love that little camera!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Monochrome Weekend: Flatiron Building, NYC

Landmark designed by Daniel Burnham

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