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Photography comes and goes in phases for me; I have been absent here for some time but I guess it's starting back up again.

I broke my beloved Sony DSC-R1 last month. It still turns on, the circuitry and lens and everything seem fine and it still takes pictures, but the physical controls don't function correctly (barely at all), and I was quoted WAY too high a price for repair.

For now I'm borrowing my mother's little-used Pasasonic G2 (a Micro Four-Thirds camera, which is something I've been considering for some time now) with kit lenses. Frankly, I don't like it much. The controls are too cumbersome (not as many dials as the R1 and the interface isn't as well-designed) and the picture quality isn't noticeably better. And of course I miss the God-lens on the R1, but I'm just going to have to live with that.

Out of the blue I have some gigs/shoots coming up - a party this Friday, a big ball a month from now (a proper expensive one, hundreds of people, at the aquarium!) and perhaps something portrait-y/fashion-y/what do you call it when it's one or two people wearing interesting things and you go somewhere interesting and just experiment, with or without a solid plan? One of those. Not a cosplay this time, though.

Great time to kill my camera, eh. Not even kidding, for four years, that R1 WAS photography as far as I was concerned. (Not counting the last year cos I barely touched the thing.) Gonna miss you, buddy.
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  • Reading: George R R Martin - A Dance With Dragons
  • Playing: Dirt 3


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ISIK5 Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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DroothR Jan 2, 2009  Professional General Artist

Rob here (you may or may not remember me from Nandos ;)), just thought I'd mention that I'm exceedingly impressed with the body of work you have one display here.

Since we weren't officially introduced at all, I had no idea that you were a photographer, until tracking my way here from Ryo's LJ.
oscarfrancis Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there!
Sorry for my late reply, just been so busy lately and dA took a (very) back seat.
Thanks for the kind words! Your gallery is stupendous and I shall take a closer look soon.
Thank you so much for :+fav: :blowkiss:
ruabuddha May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant gallery! A great joy to view your work. :nod:
relhom May 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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f-Stopped Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Just had a good look round your gallery, you have some very nice work and some strong images. Very good work
Hey thanks for the DevStalk! Wicked awesome gallery you've got there ^_^
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