Yesterday my other half aka: my roommate bought me a small, simple and rather cheap Nikon camera. It is silver and so small it is easy to take as I move around Jerusalem.
This is one of the only photos I've taken as yet, it is so vivid so that for me: there is no comparison between iPhone photos and Nikon photos, though I agree, one picture cannot prove that is so. (Nikon has zoom; also a flash.)
Okay so now I, in W. J'lem took another one of the old city. Let's see if it's better than iPhone's photos.
Seems to me less vivid. I think that is because the flash flipped on accidentally-- and no flash was needed as sunlight in Jerusalem is a downpour of light.
I am not the jealous type, so I say. I really do not envy most people for being better writers or bloggers, for being in better circumstances, in fact it makes me happy to see others succeed.
But for a very long time, I've had upload photo envy. Big time. I could not believe how many here and everywhere knew how to simply get a picture they wanted and snap, just like that: Upload it.
But the battle is far from won, though by summer's end if I can upload easily I will be one happy camper.
Just yesterday I found an old friend on LinkedIn and tried to add my photo to her page, as had many others. It was ridiculous really since what interested me was her essays on writing (name Sandra Gulland, excellent writer, great teacher). I never got to read her essays because my photos were too large. (That is one problem: size.) There went 3 full hours of my life I will not get back.
The other issue is that I guess you'all actually NAME each photo because on my iPhone with about 800 photos, they are all 001.jpg to say, 044.jpg from one day and then these numbers repeat over and over, each day I shoot. One is supposed to name 800 photos? Cannot be true.
To make them smaller I sent them (in small) to my email. But I do not understand how to browse photos and use email as a source. So after 3 hours I gave up and that was pure idiocy mixed with pure vanity because why didn't I simply read her, and not have a photo?
This morning and morning in Jerusalem is 7 hours ahead of morning on the East Coast --I woke to about 15 "acceptances" to LinkIn whereas in no conscious nor unconconcious way did I ask anyone to befriend me. So that made it clear that re: using the internet, I'm still at the beginner's level. Why this should bother me so much, I can't say.
My friend John I--not John Hills-yesterday. He came over to bring the best sunglasses which fell onto the back floor of his car. Lucky! Taken with the Nikon.
So, because Jerusalem is so exquisite I need to learn: how to turn off: flash. How to get the sun right (behind me) and then how to name these photos so that I can show you the beauty here, perhaps with greater clarity and then again, perhaps not.
(While writing this, Kathy Riordan (no link ability) kept coming to mind. I don't know why since most of you are pros but Kathy's photos just look so beautifully effortless. )