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    2011 - 07.28

    Looks as though this might be turning into a bit of a photo blog, and I’m totally ok with that.  Karin and I now both have our own Flickr Pro accounts* now (linked to in this sentence), and no it’s not a commitment issue, it’s because sometimes keeping things separate makes sense.

    I’ve been taking pictures for years, and some of them are even good ;-)  Karin doesn’t have the history of being a photographer, but she didn’t grow up in a family that was so photo-mad!  Is there a single person (with the possible exception of Grandma) on the West side of the family who doesn’t personally own at least one camera (and I don’t mean a camera phone)?  I don’t think so!  I wonder what the oldest age any of the kids got to before they got their first camera, couldn’t have been that old.

    The downside of that photographic tradition is that many of our photos aren’t in an easily shared format, this is less true for Karin, but I know that I took definitely hundreds of rolls of pictures, possibly even into the thousands (anyone else remember the good old days of Kirkland film packs?  Costco for the win!)  I wonder if maybe we should all get together and do a group purchase?  I know there are “cheap” photo/negative scanners out there ($100 or less), but if we pooled our resources we could probably manage to get a really awesome one for only a minimal investment each, and then we could pass it around so that we could all scan our old photos (or at least those worth keeping)… just throwing it out there.

    * If you want to check out pictures though, you should totally check mine out first… if only because it will take a couple of minutes (153 photos uploaded so far), while Karin has 3,779 (and she hasn’t uploaded any pictures from Wednesday yet… the glories of having a 16GB card I guess).

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    4 Responses to “Hmmm, Photo Blog?”

    1. Karin says:

      I didn’t have as many photo mad people as you, but it was concentrated down like crazy into my Mom and my Opa. Hee.

      • David says:

        I think that you probably make up for it, ever since you got your digital camera. You have enough pictures on Flickr to send out one a day for over 10 years, 10 YEARS (imagine that scene from Grosse Pointe Blank) and still have more left over, and we all know you only post a fraction of the ones you take. So you’re probably putting the rest of us to shame.

    2. Wendy says:

      Or we could lend you the photos and you could scan them :-)

      Grandma did have a camera at one time–it took half frame photos. I borrowed it when I went to Expo 67 in Montreal. I took slides; I don’t know if anybody ever used it for ordinary photos.

      • David says:

        I think I’m probably ok with doing the scanning, if I didn’t have to buy the scanner all by myself. Although I suppose I might need to buy more storage, I know there’s lots of pictures out there ;-)

        I didn’t know that about Grandma’s camera.

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