11
Sep
2016

digital photography, 2002-2016

I purchased my very first digital camera in January 2002, one month after a big economic crisis hit Argentina. How I wish I’d had that Canon PowerShot S30 during December 2001! Definitely low res by today’s standards, but what a fantastic camera. Unfortunately the lens jammed & rendered the camera useless. Over the years I upgraded to a Canon SuperShot G3 (still works, a brick of a camera), a Canon EOS Digital Rebel (left in Argentina), a Canon PowerShot S80 (might work if I could recharge it!), switched to a Panasonic DMC-LX3 (still around, probably my best camera ever), back to a Canon PowerShot S95 (basically fell apart piece by piece), then a Panasonic DMC-LF1 (dust inside the lens but still ok). These days, I’m not sure if I should stick with Panasonic, go back to Canon, or try another brand altogether. Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, I probably don’t treat my cameras as well as I should… but they are always at hand to document where work or vacation takes me. By coincidence, I realized that I’d taken a photo on this particular day every year since 2002. How is that possible? The fact that we can look back & see where we were at different points in our life is amazing. Probably something we’d never be able to do if cameras were still analog only. Whether I was traveling with friends, working, packing up after my mom passed away or investigating material for a new Endless Mile guide, these pics bring back lots of memories:

España, Spain, Medinaceli, 2002

Portugal, Lisboa, Lisbon, 2003

España, Spain, Madrid, 2004

Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2005

Argentina, Buenos Aires, suprema maryland, 2006

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Flores, cementerio, 2007

Australia, Sydney, 2008

USA, Iowa, Centerville, 2009

España, Spain, Jerez de la Frontera, 2010

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Art Nouveau, 2011

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Chacarita, 2012

España, Spain, Catalunya, Barcelona, 2013

Portugal, Porto, 2014

España, Spain, Catalunya, Barcelona, La Diada, 2015

España, Spain, Andalucía, Granada, 2016

Have you documented the past 14 or more years? Check your computer & look back at your first digital photos. Although I post many photos on this blog, the better ones wind up on Flickr. See you there!

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