June 25, 2004

The really BIG Picture

I totally dig my digital camera (sony DSC-P32). It has it's flaws... but for the most part it meets my low-budget needs far better than my old-skool 35mm SLR. Note, I didn't say it takes better pictures. I'm just all about convenience these days. My camera is almost small enough to fit in my pocket and takes tons of decent picts per memory stick.

Friends and coworkers taunt me with smaller/more feature-rich/higher resolution/more expensive alternatives. I'm content enough... for now. Others aren't so. Turning to a marriage between film and digital to produce
"some of the highest-resolution landscape photographs ever made."

"Mountain I, a 5-foot-by-10-foot color photograph captured by that camera, is on display at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York through July 30.

Details of the mountain's snowcapped peak -- 7 miles from the camera -- are in sharp focus, as are individual blades of grass only 100 feet away. When sections of the image are magnified nearly four times, other details are clearly visible: the shingles on a barn 4,000 feet from the camera, a red bird in the grass 150 feet away."

Now, if only Ross could make a pocket-size version....

Posted by Lito at June 25, 2004 01:03 PM