It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...

i'll take your photo for ya, drive you around the corner

mused in my daily log yesterday about taking a single photo at the beginning of my day. My thinking is that I'll do it from within 50-100 feet of the truck but no more, just a daily record of where I am, visually. I know I'd never have the time or inclination to grab the photo out of the camera and post it, so I compromised by making a deal with myself to post them weekly in my journal.

The other issue I was running into is the impractical nature of my current camera. Don't get me wrong, I love the quality and features of my Fujifilm Finepix S5100, but it doesn't serve all of my needs, largely because it is too big and bulky. I have been toying around with the idea buying a small point-and-shoot for some time now. I need something I can shove in the pockets of my cargo pants or in my coat. I need something that can ride on the dash while I'm driving. Since I've been a fan of my current Fujifilm product, I decided to go with the Finepix A700.

It's fully automated, only a 3x optical zoom, and best of all, small and cheap. When I need the extra zoom or manual settings, I still have the S5100. This is strictly for quick snapshots. I put a rush order on it with three day shipping, so hopefully I'll have it by Friday before I go back on the road next Monday.

I tried to take my first daily photo this morning with my S5100, but all my batteries were dead. Maybe I'll take one later when we stop for fuel as a substitute.
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