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On My Hatred for Cheap, Midline, Consumer-Grade Digital Cameras

Tuesday 01/25/2005 12:29 AM

So I'm talking to a friend of the other day about my favorite chocolate candy of all time and my specific, evolved ritual for consuming it.

She says, "You should put that on your blog."

I say, "Good idea."

So as it turns out, my father-in-law is visiting this evening (shameless plug for his barbershop quartet web site) and he wants me to download some pictures off his digital camera.

After completing said download, I think, "Gee, I have one more of those chocolates sitting in the fridge," and it's photo shoot time.

So I grab a small piece of china and a clean, but wrinkled white button-up shirt to serve as the background beneath the plate.

I stage the chocolate on the plate on a stool covered with the white shirt under my new GE Reveal bulb-filled overhead light and everything is perfect except for the fact that my father-in-law's digital camera is not designed for anything even hinting at macro-lens work.

So I back it up thinking, "well, I just need a small picture" but the picutre is still well... this is a family-friendly blog so I will avoid one of my more colorful succinttities (yeah, I made that word up — back off as I'm in no mood to be trifled with). Suffice it to say, you are getting neither a good picture of the chocolate nor my eloquent description of my consumption ritual.

I've already written more words here today than for the book.

Off to bed to sulk and sleep.

File Under: Chocolate; Family; Photography; Rant
Music: Franz Ferdinand "Franz Ferdinand"

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