from my D40. Taken Friday at 2pm.
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