Monday, 1 March 2010

New York 2004

Thanks to my ever expanding collection of pictures I had to buy yet another pair or hard drives today. This actually prompted me to think of how it all started and funny enough it started right here in New York.

It was here in 2004 when I bought my very first digital camera, it was the not so impressive but quite capable Pentax Optio S40. The camera works to this day and aside from using up batteries in only 30 pictures it's quite nice.

This made me look back and I decided to post a series from 2004. These are some of my more interesting pictures from that time and my first digital pictures. Don't expect much as my understanding of photography at that time was zero and got only as far as choosing a scene mode. I also had the stupid idea that pictures taken at 1600x1200 resolution are enough since it would fill my screen.
The pictures are all taken with the Pentax S40 and the Canon G3, that I had with me for that trip but disliked due to the size.


  1. Hello Cris! I like these pictures, are so... innocent. It's like seeing the world through a virgin eye.

    I used a borrowed G3 for a long time. I loved the camera.

    But my very first camera was a Benq DC310. Two megapixels, focus free, non optical zoom. But gave me very cool pics.

  2. Thanks for your comment Marcelo!

    Hehe, these were the times when I had no clue what I was doing and just snapped away. Now I still don't have a clue what I'm doing but don't just snap away anymore ;).
    To be honest I enjoy looking at those pictures as they show me where I started.

    The G3 is excellent as I know now and my parents still use it at times.

  3. What I saw in these pics even they're not technical perfect, are strait from the heart type of colloquial photographic dialogue. which some will be smoothed out through time and by experience and skill.
    Anyhow I like what I saw.

  4. Thanks a lot for your comment!