from the Archives: the FinePix S7000 (2)

(aka even rank amateurs are sometimes capable of mediocrity)

(or even a broken clock is right twice a day)

It’s my birthday today.

This post is not in celebration of that fact.

Here we have a couple more from my days with the FinePix S7000.

I like the sorta dreamy quality in the one above. And, as you probably know, I’m a sucker for sunlight on metal.

And this one is kinda interesting…even hacks are sometimes capable of mediocrity|2|©JamesECockroft-20040418

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from the Archives: the FinePix S7000 (1)

(aka Looks Familiar)

As part of a hard drive reorganization, I’ve been going through my archives, and… wow… just, wow.

I bought my first digital camera—a Fuji FinePix S7000— in late 2005 if memory serves.

I didn’t like it much… It was noisy at low ISOs, I found it nigh on impossible to control in manual mode, and it was fairly slow.

Of course, at least one of those might have been remedied by, say, reading the manual, but I was 25 or 26 at the time and didn’t much get into manual reading until later.

I knew something about RAW files at the time (if I recall), but I only shot jpegs with it. And I knew enough about manual camera controls and mode dials to move the camera into manual, but not to change the shutter speed or aperture.

I also knew some things about Photoshop—I was in art school at the time, after all—but I processed files from the Fuji in iPhoto only, if you call converting files to black & white but othewise making no adjustments whatsoever processing (I don’t, but I don’t know what else to call it).

Anyway, it’s interesting to look at these again after so long.

I’m tempted to batch-delete virtually all of them. There are some pictures of old friends that I’ll keep around, maybe. But the others are more or less garbage.

This week, I’ll be sharing the best of a bad lot. It’s interesting to look back 10 years later and find that I default to shooting some of the same subjects over and over again… Continue reading “from the Archives: the FinePix S7000 (1)”