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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

You Capture - Technology

I love flexing my creativity muscle and these photography challenges definitely do that for me. This week's You Capture challenge was technology. At first I thought - what in the heck can I do to make that look interesting but I thought really hard and came up with a couple of ideas. I'm eager to see what the rest of the group came up with but this was as creative as I could get this week. Each week I always see at least one or two pictures that I want to try myself which is always a good thing.

When I hear the word technology, I am instantly grateful for my iPhone, blackberry, and laptop - what did we ever do before these were available? It wasn't all that long ago but I'm not sure how I would function. I am someone who needs to stay very connected and having information at my fingertips is something I love. Have you heard about families that give up technology for a week or even 6 months? My husband and I would NEVER survive. Besides, how would I blog and share my photography with the world? Not a challenge I am willing to take on.
 Next up is my camera collection of course! Well actually I as cleaning some drawers out this past week and found some cameras that I didn't know I still had. The closest one is my Lumix point and shoot that stays in my purse at all times, followed by the first digital camera we bought in 2002 with a whooping 3.2megapixels, then 3rd in the row is my film camera from college, and last but not least my Canon Rebel DSLR that I bought about 5 years ago. I've recently moved from the Rebel to the Canon 40D so if anyone is looking to buy a new camera let me know - I'm looking to sell the Canon Rebel along with 3 lens. It was fun to look at my old cameras to see how the technology has grown.
Next I decided to capture the inside of my husband's car. His car seems to have all the fun stuff but my favorite feature is the screen that shows the radio stations, etc. Does anyone love XM or Sirius Radio as much as I do? What a great invention!
 Last but not least, as much as I love technology, I HATE all of the wires, chargers, and cords that come along with it. We have a box in our office full of all of them and I had to label the cords to be able to locate the right cord as quickly as possible. I thought I would take the chaos and try to capture them in a fun picture.
Interested in seeing what others came up with - check it out here.

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21 comments:

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

I love the tangled cords...our house is the same way! Hope you will check out my post - I plan on putting it up in a few hours.

Brooke said...

Great shots - the angle on the first one is awesome and the cords look really neat!

Colleen said...

Wires! They kill me. We have so many and I'm sure that half of them have absolutely no purpose at all.

Love the camera line up.

Tara said...

I love the angle of the first one! All of your photos turned out great!!

Jamie said...

Hi!! I'm including your mess of cords in my you capture faves round up at 7:00 tonight, check it out!

Carrie said...

You have several great photos, but I think my favorite capture of technology is the MESS OF WIRES that comes along with it all!! Great take on this weeks theme!

Kirsten said...

So I have to ask. Why the BB and the iPhone? Work and play?

Courtney said...

Good shots! I love the first one! I meant to do a couple shots like this but didn't get around, yours make me happy because I wanted to do much like them.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Ah yes- the wires- hate them but need them :) Great captures.

Stillmary said...

You NAILED this assignment. Every one of your pictures if interesting and beautiful and I think that's quite an accomplishment when the subject is Technology. Nice job! (BTW, I LOVE the wires!)

Stephanie said...

I focused on the wires too!

Love the shot of the cell phones and the laptop!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I was going to shoot my cameras, too...but I took the easy way out. :) Wonderful captures, Melissa!

MWP {the blog} said...

I love the shot of the cameras, with their reflections. Awesome photo!

Jane said...

I love the shot inside your husband's car and yes, the angle on the first photo makes it something different and interesting. As for cables, I hate them too. Now if only someone could invent invisible cables :-)

Jane said...

I love the shot inside your husband's car and yes, the angle on the first photo makes it something different and interesting. As for cables, I hate them too.

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

The cords shot is fabulous, I love the colors of them.

Thought about shooting my own camera but wasn't really sure how...didn't think to photograph a bunch of the other ones we have around here :)

You totally "brought it" this week! Awesome shots!!

How much are you going to sell the camera & lenses for? How many megapixels? We might be interested :)

tiffany at noordinaryhomestead.com

shellycoulter said...

Yes...I was unsure about my Kindle for a while but am totally used to it now and LOVE it. I love being able to get books so easily. I go to the library every week with the kiddos but don't exactly get to peruse books for me. So I do at naptime on Amazon instead.: )

I like your shots this week too!

Stephanie said...

great pictures the phones are cool

Caroline said...

Love the wires! I think they're everyone's worst nightmare!

Caroline said...

I might possibly be interested in the camera.. can you get me some more details?

Paula said...

Love your angles in these photos...brilliant shots! :)