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I was tempted to get a GO PRO .. I was on a cruise & kept passing the photography area & one day the guy had no customers so I had him give me his sales patter .. looked very nice but there was no zoom & no GPS so I passed. But I see lots of people using them. Anyone have a Go Pro & want to share their experience with it?
I have developed a collection of photos taken with a gap of several years. I call it "Then and Now". I'm attempting to write about a photo and also put a photo into a post here. To do that I think I have to enter the photo into a blog first. So this is a first attempt. It isn't one of my better ones, but it was te easiest to find the photos and write about them.
My family went to Europe when I was 12 years old in 1950 and my father took pictures there - slide film. We visited Copenhagen. When I went back to Copenhagen with my 12 year old granddaughter, I discovered that I had a digital photo of one of the same places.
This was a building with a thermometer on the side of the building and at te top there are two gold-plated statues which acted as a weather forecaster. If the forecast was for fair weather the girl on her bike appeared. The girl with the bike is in my dad's photo. if rain was predicted another girl with an umbrella and dog would rotate into view. The girl with the dog is in my photo. Unfortunately the girls no longer rotate as the movement mechanism broke down in 1996 and the astronomical cost of repairs has made it prohibitive in getting the girls into action again.
The building still exists, but it has an advertisement on it for a Thai restaurant now.
I posted the photo I posted - not because it was a spectacular photo (although I like it) but because it was the first one I found that would illustrate the question I was going to ask. It is the reciprocal of the question of what places stand out for photographic potential. What places are the hardest places to get interesting photos? For me, the main photo site difficulty is when I am on a yacht in the middle of a big expanse of water like the ocean. There are some times when you can photograph the clouds, or, if it very calm you can sometimes get reflections, or weather events (like that rainbow), or sunsets or sunrises. But there's only so many rainbows, and the sun rises and sets for a finite time in the day. Even flat land has more to take photos of than the sea with no land in sight.
The other place I have a problem is when the object I am photographing is very big and I can't get very far away from it. So I am restricted to taking pictures of parts.
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