Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Photography and Fiction
Minutes after taking this photograph up Glenshee yesterday, my camera decided it was past its sell-by date. Further photographs I took are completely distorted and having poured over the manual last night, I think the picture control button has lost any control.
Rather than send it off for repair - because I know that will possibly cost more than a new camera - I'm going to spend a while this morning making an effort to find another decent 'point and shoot' piece of equipment. Any advice will be most welcome.
It's been mentioned by a few of my readers that I haven't acknowledged we now have a published author in the Scottish blogosphere - although it must be said that his blog has a much wider audience than Scotland. Congratulations to him and my offer of organising his official book signing still stands. Dare I say that I wouldn't be keen on standing around up the Grampians, even though the publication date is April. A couple of trestle tables, (one to hold the tipples), on Aberdeen beach would be a great revenue because parking would be free, it's easily accessible and most of all smokers could enjoy their tobacco without harrassment. Then again, he may prefer the classy environment of Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Here's his promotional cover. I'm going to buy it. But only if it's signed.
Off to browse the Which website before my £1month's trial runs out.