Since my post earlier this week regarding the “land of too much”, I have been going through a lot of “stuff” trying to decide how best to put it to use. (eradicate it!!!) Michelle, being a rather keen student of observation, has been watching my antics with some interest. And so……
Late this afternoon, she came wandering into the bedroom.
Mom, since you are getting rid of stuff, do you *really* wanna save this?
As she made her entrance into the room, I looked up in sheer disbelief, thinking “this” was long gone from our home!
Purchased early in 1999, this was our first digital camera! It was a Kodak DC210 and when Mark introduced me to the world of digital imaging, I was over the moon! To be able to shoot a photo, then immediately print it was just beyond my imaginings! I had no idea the impact digital photography would have in the lives of people all around the world! To print images is one thing, but to be able to trasmit them from a computer right away was incredible!
I was trying to think where we went from this camera. It would have been the Olympus c-5050 zoom from which I hopped into the world of D-SLR’s with the Nikon D-80.
Wow. It is simply mind-boggling how photography has progressed with the advent of point-and-shoot cameras, which then made the transition to digital models.
I had to smile, remembering the old Kodak. We would use four “Double A” size batteries in that camera. We were lucky if the batteries didn’t die before we took maybe 20 photos! I remember when we purchased the Olympus; when I took 40 or 50 photos and the batteries were still going on, I was awestruck!
Yup, the Kodak camera is now sitting in the bedroom. It is unnerving the memories that silly big old clunky camera carries with it! The kids were so little when we bought it and I still remember many of the photos in my mind’s eye. Ah, memories, memories!
Now the reality. What does one do with one silly big old clunky camera, after all?