Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Lameness of Cellular Cameras

Last night before I left work, there was a big fire burning at what I believe was an abandoned church. Huge flames shooting into the sky and surrounded by fire trucks. We had a great view so I attempted to take a picture of the event, and I got this...

Yeah boy, that really captured the moment.

By the time I was leaving and got to the parking garage, the fire had been put out. I tried to take another picture since I figured it might turn out better with no glass in the way...

Slightly better, but not by much. Oh well. Good thing I'm not a newspaper photographer. If I was, I'd probably have better equipment, though.

All this being said, I have had some fun with semi-spontaneous pictures taken by cellcam before. On my last trip to Albuquerque, I was driving along and came to an intersection near where the local newspaper is published. I saw a sign I just had to take a picture of for MM...and I snapped this one.

I added the text in later with MS Paint. Anyhow, I'll read up on my cellphone camera instructions and hopefully take some higher quality pictures next time I encounter a newsworthy image opportunity.


Thimbelle said...

OK, cellphone cameras pretty much stink. I recently bought a "Point and Shoot" digital (HP M537) that is 6+ megapixels. Just leave it in the car with an extra set of batteries for those *interesting* moments you come upon!

T. :)

Chuck said...

Thimbelle - I agree with you about cellphone cameras, for sure. I have an old 2 GB digital I use for trips that doubles as a web cam. It's nothing fancy, at all, and is semi-obsolete, but it suits my needs fine.