Saturday, April 28, 2007
camera muse from sim lim
Not Dee, the camera! My new camera!
I have discovered that for some strange reason, I find it extremely hard to blog without a camera. I am just uninspired and uninspiring, finding it very tedious to write a chunk of text and nothing but text day after day.
Considering my former profession, that’s just weird.
Then there’s also the fact that one of the key reasons I maintain the blog is for KK and he’s a pictures man. Erotic fiction doesn’t do it for him, but show him a picture of a naked woman and bam. Actually I think most men are like that.
My new Canon S3 IS was, two days ago, still sitting on the shelf of a photo store in Sim Lim Square and how it’s sitting in my lap now 6,000 km away, is the result of my brother’s about-turn, a quick decision on my part and my wonderful air stewardess cousin.
Basically my bro suddenly realized he needed the camera he was supposed to send over, I, with no desire to pay through my nose for a Sydney camera, decided to choose a model online, get someone to buy it for me in Singapore and entrust my cousin to bring it over on her Friday flight.
Why the Canon S3 IS?
* It's what my brother recommended!
* I’ve always been a Canon girl, since the first camera I ever took decent pictures with was a Canon. It’s a heart thing. And I think Canon pics have great colours.
* Not for me one of those pretty palm-sized cams with huge LCD screens, I wanted a slightly higher-end cam which can take slightly nicer pictures. That means something from the Powershot series.
* It must not be too expensive, not more than $1,000 or so.
* The cam must have a video recorder function for the kids.
On that last point, I had to make the heartbreaking decision to eschew the SLR - something I have always wanted so I can take even better pictures – as the Canon EOS 350 (the only Canon SLR within my budget) does not have the video recorder function.
At the moment, I miss my old Canon G2.
Cameras, despite being just mechanical clunks, all produce different sorts of photographs. Some make you look nicer, some make you look uglier.
My old G2, every photo looked warm and if there were shadows, they would come out blacker than black.
My S3, well. All my pictures look more blue, grainier and somehow softer, like there’s a very light mist in front of my lens, black takes on a grayish cast.
Here’s how Day appears through the S3 lens.