Everyday scenes from a life...
I carry a little Kodak DC290 3 MP digital camera around with me pretty much all the time now. It's just a snapshot camera -- but I'm an inveterate snapshot taker. Friends, relatives, sights I see on the road, bits of Downtown Oakland, Berkeley, the daily grind, travel snaps -- things like that. Nothing special, but that lack of specialness -- and the lack of artistic (and physical) heft that goes with it -- sometimes makes it easier to capture a life or a place or a feeling than with the larger cameras.
The following is a small collection (forty or fifty or so images) of the sort of things I've taken with this camera since I bought it sometime early 2000. Every image is of a place or thing or person or event that has or had some sort of special significance for me. The places and backdrops range from Berkeley through Boston to Sydney and all sorts of points in between. Unfortunately, I've left a lot of the people shots out, because I typically don't get permission to do this from them (a pity really -- the people shots are some of the most suited subjects for this format). The snaps don't really fit into the main Pandemonia site, but they probably give you some idea of how I see the world (or not). The only editing or manipulation I've done to the images is resizing them to a uniform 1008 x 675 pixel size (yes, you'll need a lot of bandwidth here...), and playing with the brightness and contrast / colour balance controls. No cropping, even.
And remember: this is very much a work in progress, and things may change overnight. I'll definitely be adding snaps every month or two.
[Go!] -- start snapping...
[Note: My snaphot camera died some time ago unfortunately, so this is all there's likely to be until I get a new one in the distant future -- HR, 2003/11]