Sunday, November 9, 2008

Meet my li'l point-n-shoot

When I was working in a camera store, I wisely took advantage of the employee discount and, among other (more useful) things, bought a small but well-made point-and-shoot camera so I wouldn't have to lug a big SLR out to the bars and so I could have something to keep in my bag for photo ops. I have a Panasonic FX-06, which has a wide angle (complete with vignette!), great black-and-white and really nice video (I may or may not have edited a small "news story" on bar nachos with video clips taken by this plucky camera. I highly recommend the camera and would like to point out that Panasonic also manufactures the Leica point-and-shoots and Leica just slaps on a red dot and $200. The quality is still there.

Anyway, I was digging through some archives and found a bunch of decent shots taken with this camera so I thought I'd share them here. All the black and whites were taken in B&W, I only juiced up the contrast a bit.

Enjoy!

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Nicole in left field at Fenway Park. She was my guest for Family Day last year; I've always loved this shot but wish I had done a better job on the framing. I like the hyper-green tone of the photo: getting to run around the outfield at Fenway is a fairly surreal experience.
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Shots like this are why I'm glad I keep the camera with me. Pastor Lorraine at First Holiness, working in some beautiful light.
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Taken on the fly in Paris while walking in the tunnel that goes from the Arc de Triomphe to the outer circle of the Champs-Élysées. One of my favorites from the trip.
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Taken on the fly in New York City.
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Dominick doing my dishes as a thank you for me cooking a farmer's breakfast as a thank you for him taking care of me after my widsom tooth removal surgery.
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Life as a young professional in New York City - or - John Tozzi after work.
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Tozzi showed me the New York Public Library; I got this while he explained (or made up a story about) the lion statues.
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Jodie. IHOP. A delicious breakfast at the end of my trip to Indiana (2007 was a year of such travels!). Don't be fooled: neither she nor I were ever this proper on the trip.

1 comment:

Matt H said...

Hey Phoebe, nice pics. I really dig that one shot in the tunnel, well amongst others. Some crazy lighting skills going on too.

Thanks for the postcard a little while back. I am going to put a link to your blog on mine if that's okay. Christine's is listed on there too. So that makes two!

Hope all is going well.

-Matt
http://matthewhealey.blogspot.com/