Thursday, July 29, 2010

Erin Sees Tulsa: Opportunity Doesn't Care About Your Camera

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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.

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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.

2 comments:

roy zoellner said...

So very true. I shoot with a Canon 5D full frame bla bla bla, but some of my most treasured images have come from my cheap little sony point and shoot.

Casey said...

Gorgeous pics!

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