Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Death of the Pocket Camera

I recently completed a trip. For decades, I always had a camera with me when traveling. That has been a 35mm SLR, a 35mm compact and, for well over a decade, a compact digital camera of some flavor.

On this trip, I took none of them. I used only my phone.

Chicago, looking to the north:


To the left, on the riverfront, is the (in)famous Watergate. To the right of that is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This photo was shot during the Potomac River Arrival into National Airport.


The photos are almost as good as I could have taken with my pocket camera. The tradeoff is that I had one less thing to bring along.

4 comments:

Harry Hamid said...

Yeah, you don't see many real cameras anymore. when I was in New York, the only cameras I saw were very complicated-looking things, indicating that the photographer was probably professional. Things, and industries, change quickly.

CenterPuke88 said...

You just missed a photo of KCGX, whoops, my mistake, Daley’s bulldozer playground, on the Chitown picture. Jesus that looks familiar from a lot of circuits of Flight Simulator with a yoke while I was learning to fly. Not sure how much it helped my learning, but I never had any issues with having the correct “picture” during approach...sorry if that’s a sore reminder, Comrade. I’ve got about a week of issuing clearances left before that’s over (due to medical too).

B said...

Next time you are coming to Chicago, let me know and if we can find the time to get together, I will buy you a beer or whatever beverage you would like.

Downtown is only 40 minutes away by car for me.

Comrade Misfit said...

B, Thank you. But, other than changing planes at either ORD or MDW, I haven't been in Chicago in decades.