Thursday, July 29, 2010
In the world we live in today, most people I know are rarely without a camera.
The pocket size of point and shoots make them easy to keep within reach - mine is always in my purse. And since cell phones basically don't exist anymore without a built in camera, it's not hard to capture a moment on a dime's notice.
For me this is a good thing.
I recently found myself driving through the country in south Tulsa. With the windows down and a deadline looming, there was no time to stop and enjoy what was pretty much a perfect summer day.
However, there was no way I was letting this moment go undocumented. With only my point and shoot on me, I hung out the window and snapped some pictures as I headed back into town. I looked backwards, forwards and upwards. I stuck my camera out the sun roof, out the windows and barely bothered to look through the viewfinder.
This is what I saw.
And this is what I remembered.
It's more important to capture the memory then to let it go because you may not have the perfect camera. Plus there's always great editing tools like Exposure 3 that allow your nostalgic mood to turn a digital image into the timeless feel of film.
Tulsa photographer Erin Conrad photoblogs weekly at Tasha Does Tulsa as Erin Sees Tulsa. Check out her recent posts here.