Vegetables

Vegetables
Canon PowerShot S95
2020

I couldn’t find my Canon PowerShot S95 after Christmas. I took it to my mom’s for the Grey family Christmas celebration but couldn’t find it after that.

It bothered me a lot that I couldn’t find this camera! I thought perhaps I’d left it among Christmas detritus and it had gone into the bin and thus to the landfill. I was forced to think about what camera would replace it. My wife has a Sony RX100 Mark I and it’s brilliant. I supposed I’d just get one of those. But daggone it, I didn’t want to buy a new camera! I like my S95 very much. I know I make a big fuss here about film cameras and film photography. But the truth is, my favorite camera is this ten-year-old compact. It’s very good but not perfect, and many newer cameras outclass it. But I know how to get good results from it. I know this camera.

It rained all through Christmas. When I needed my dress raincoat again in late January, the S95 was in a pocket.

Delighted to have found it, I’ve been shooting it more lately. Margaret had just come from the market with these vegetables, which were on the counter. I put the camera in black-and-white mode just to see how it would render them. (If you’d like to see them in color, click here.)

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single frame: Vegetables

Vegetables, from my Canon S95.

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6 thoughts on “single frame: Vegetables

  1. I think before I said – A touch of Edward Weston’s pepper studies influencing you here Jim? So glad you’ve found the PowerShot, you guys have been through so much together!

    • What’s odd is that all the lost comments are still in my system, I can see them in my admin panel. But they no longer show up on the associated posts. Weird.

  2. I, too, have a ten-year-old Powershot S95. I don’t use it leisurely, it’s in charge of taking all my product photographs for my online shop. In that sense, it is probably the most important camera I own and I hate to think that one day I’ll have to replace it. May our S95s live long lives, Jim.

    • Solidarity!!

      My S95 is my primary road-trip camera. It’s got the battle scars to prove it. Thank heavens it takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

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