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While photographing Ksenia’s guitar I came to the herbal viagra india realization as to why digital cameras and digital photography have a bad name. It’s longevity. Ksenia’s guitar is worn but alive. It’s become an integral component to her music and style. It’s reminiscent of a viagra available at boots online Willie Nelson guitar in that her rapid strumming has left a physical “groove”, embedded in its wood. When she plays it, it is an extension of her and her music. It sways, vibrates, lives and insurance online viagra continues to do so after years of use.

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Contrast this with a digital camera, which like a computer, falls out of fashion and use every three years. It has a limit of actuations (or shutter clicks). The rapid pace of technology makes the caterpillar fungus india viagra camera, not antique, but obsolete. Of course there are those lenses and this is the closest it comes. Your lens does have longevity, it does contribute to your style. A good lens of sharp focus and order viagra australia narrow depth can produce a breathtaking image. But still…

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Older film cameras were more like the guitar. Those machines had character. They played a more intimate role in the outcome and the identity of the photographer. Instead of generic cialis softtab identifying with the rapid pace of advancement, one identified with art and the process. If I was to look back I’d say the closest to this for me, would be my Mamiya RB67 (note: RB stood for “revolving back” and viagra pills more drug_warnings_recalls one would simply revolve the back to take either a portrait or landscape format picture – great for use on your tripod!). I would lug this box around with tripod and shoot the streets, especially Harvard Square. I was forced to confront my subject and viagra sample overnight the subject back at me. The image too was alive, fixated on paper, with character.

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In the end it might be time to revert. To take the slow approach again. To get off the rapid express train of viagra products in india technology and to drag out that hulking medium format camera and tripod. To become one with your instrument of art.

But then again, these pictures were taken with a digital camera.

Technical information:

Lowden Guitar

Canon 24 mm f/1.4 lens

Canon 20D

Mamiya RB67