Paralysis of Choice or why I love Analog

I’ve been reading through my blog today and wanted to share this piece once again.

It might have some good ideas….

Why Use Film Cameras ?

I think I finally made out the WHY in! The site’s name came to me as I pondered over really why I like film and it’s gorgeous cameras. It was obvious to me that I loved them, but less obvious to pinpoint the reason to it.AE-1

A word of warning first! I am not a luddite by any means. I love my iPhone, I love my computer and use them daily with great pleasure. I love the convenience of having access to virtually all the world’s knowledge, facts, and even ‘alternate facts’ according to some strange individuals, at the tap of a finger, anywhere! When in man’s history has this been possible?

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Adios Adobe!

From Wikipedia:
Adobe (US: /əˈdbi/, UK: /əˈdb/;[1] Spanish: [aˈðoβe]) is a building material made from earth and other organic materials. Adobe means mudbrick in Spanish, but in some English speaking regions of Spanish heritage it refers to any kind of earth construction, as most adobe buildings are similar in appearance to cob and rammed earth buildings. Adobe is among the earliest building materials, and is used throughout the world.

That’s where it’s at for me and Adobe. From now on Adobe is just a mud brick for me, not any enslaving subscription software (I wonder about the ‘other organic materials’ mentioned in the definition above 😉 ).

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I hate my Couch or how to chose the right software!

Yes, I hate it with a passion!170125 - Leica IIIa (Pinhole) - Ilford HP5 - 012.jpg

Those last two weeks I’ve been spending my days between the bed and the couch. Speaking of a choice here! Before the surgery I had a number of great scenarios in my head… At last having time for myself, at last being able to think about the answer to life, the universe and everything… (42’s the answer!).

Nope, boredom’s the real answer!

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Just a Word of Warning!

About one week ago Adobe put out their newest Lightroom iterations, and a faithful subscriber to their monthly photography plan I grabbed the updates.Adobe_LightroomCC_MacPro_sld6-1024x635.png

On paper, Lightroom CC – the new one, please do not mistake it for the previous Lightroom which is now called Lightroom Classic CC, confusing, isn’t it? – is a very nice thing. Lightweight and fast. When I tried it out it even ran very fine on my 7 years old Mac Mini.

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“What has it got in it’s pocketses!?”

Do you know this famous outcry of Gollum when he’s unable to solve Bilbo’s unintended ‘riddle’?bilbo-and-gollum-trade-riddles

The question is a valid one. What have we got in our pocketses nowadays? I guess most of us carry a shiny square of metal/glass/plastic that has become the Swiss Army Knife of our civilisation, if I may call this sorry state a civilisation, sorry to all you Romans, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Phoenician, Maya etc out there.

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