Monday, April 26, 2010

10,000th photo

from my D40. Taken Friday at 2pm.

DSC_0001 An out of focus shot of me in the mini van.

The result of my playing with my quick response remote and various auto focus settings.

Had I remembered that I was nearing my 10,000 photo, when the camera counter turns over and starts again, I would have tried to take a more meaningful shot.

Or at least a more in focus shot that didn’t give me a double chin. Something that showed how my skills have progressed

This was the first shot I took with the camera


So apparently I have regressed in my photo skills.

The coffee canister is at least in focus.

I got the D40 on Nov 4, 2008, passing the UPS truck headed toward my house while I was heading out to vote in the presidential election and I stuck to my civic duty and did not do a U turn and chase down the UPS truck as I wanted to do.

Because I’m all politically minded like that & I had a vote I was determined to throw away on people with an I after their names. (I am under no illusions about my life long 3rd party-ness).

But I made up for it later. I have taken 10,000 photos in just under a year & a half. Mostly I blame my 365 projects on that. I tend to be of the ‘take 14 photos and choose the best’ school of thought on good days. When I am trying to learn something new, like diffused lighting sources, it’s more like take 75 photos.  But it’s also the D40’s fault. I had taken 1700 photos by Dec 31, 2008 because taking photos with the D40 is just that easy!

I read where the D40 has about a 100,000 photo lifespan.

Wait…let me get out the calculator…

10,000 photos… 18 months….times 10…divide by 12

…subtract 1.5…(right? or not?)

That’s a 15 year life span at my current rate of photos. So, 13.5 years are left.

I seriously hope so anyway since it’ll take me close to that long to afford a replacement


SciFi Dad said...

Your math is good; you've got 13.5 years left at your current clip.

You're also insane. We have a Canon DSLR (obtained early January 2008) that has fewer than 5000 images on it. However, we also have a P&S that we use as well.

secretmomthoughts said...

Congrats on 10,000 photos. That is awesome.

Erin said...

I didn't realize digital cameras have a counter! I'll have to find mine :) I'm so happy for digital because you can take 12 pics of everything and then choose the best!

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

LizzieMade said...

Ha! I love your Camera Lifespan calculation there! So funny! I hope my cameral lasts me a while... I also would have trouble finding the pennies for a replacement just yet. I've had this one for two years now...
I rather liked your self-portrait, even if it was in "soft focus" mode! It makes you look friendly and shows your blue eyes rather well...

So, only 90,000 photos to go then...


10,000! Cool! I've had my XTi for about 26 months and I'm pushing 30,000...probably will hit it in the next couple of weeks. =)

greedygrace said...

10K pics??? Amazing!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Creative Junkie said...

Holy crap - 10,000 photos?!?

I just got my Nikon D90! I have no idea where, or even if, it tells me how many photos I've taken but I don't think I'll get to 10,000 anytime soon. Unless, of course, I actually become good at using it. Then, all bets are off.

humel said...

10,000 photos??? 10,000 PHOTOS??? Actually, I'm just relieved I have no idea if or where my camera has a photo counter (though I doubt I'd be in your league anyway....) But hey, I love your photos, so keep 'em coming :-)

Aunt Becky said...

Now THAT is a hell of a lot of pictures, dude.