The clouds were in unique form the other day and I happen to have my super duper dandy camera with me. The one that takes so many different types of shots, aided by computer images, face recognition, anti jitter, you name the feature, it has it.
I am amazed at the quality of the photos nowadays, no more loading the film in either total darkness or sticking your arms into a changing bag while fumbling with a film loader to roll the film onto the reel for development.
Now it's there for you to manipulate, instantly.
No dodging , on exposure strips on the enlarger easel, no timers, solution with chemicals....whats the fun in all that?
If you consider what it took to present a photo to your friends and what it takes now, you have to sit down and really appreciate what this technology has done.
I won't even describe how it was to carry a Auricon 16mm sound camera on your shoulder along with the battery pack, sun gun pack, audio control box to get TV news film on the 11 o'clock news.... now it's in the palm of your hand. About a difference of 75 pounds of stuff.
In addition to all the photos and having the camera memory card hold thousands of images, my camera is also and HD video camera.
There are now more photos shot daily because of the ease of the technology than one can ever imagine what was even considered on the old box brownie or old Instamatics......
What a marvelous gift we have been blessed with!
Now go and take a snap shot of someone.