Friday, May 22, 2009

Looking back: Samos 2004

Personal memories of Samos 2004. A collage of photos taken on Samos in 2004 with my first digital camera, a 4-Megapixel Canon IXUS 430. Looking back, a small but very good digital camera for a start! A solid metal housing, after all these years almost no scratches on the surface! Built for eternity?
And lovely small jpg-files on the hard disc of the computer. Nowadays I'm used to 15 MB files for one RAW photo of my Nikon D700.

But, nowadays, who would buy a 4 Megapixel camera? The 4 megapixel photos are still much more than is needed for HD (1280 x 720 pixel; 0,92 megapixel!) or full HD (1920 x 1080; 2,1 megapixel!).
O.k., if you want to zoom in to some extent, you might need 6 Megapixel photos. On the other hand, the video mode of the IXUS 430 with 320 x 240 pixels and 15 fps was pretty limited then, nowadays this is much better with HD and 25/30 fps becoming a standard rapidly!

This was a unique feeling then, because it was my first time on Samos during the month of May. There I was, middle of May and I was fascinated by the green and blossoming environment and by taking my first really colourful photos with the new digital camera.

I'm preparing a presentation with many of those 2004 photos, but this will take a couple more rainy days in Germany. ;-)

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