Slumming it with a Nikon Coolpix 2500

December 2002

I am a curmudegeon when it comes to digital technology. Regarding film versus digital, I'd rather fight than switch! But I did get my wife a little Nikon CoolPix 2500 for Christmas after I learned that it was a USB mass storage device!! How cool is that? You plug it in and you can mount it on a Linux computer and it's a disk full of pictures! And what's more, it lets you take photos of yourself by spinning the lens around!!

Well, perhaps because the CoolPix is so obviously a toy, so unassuming, so patently incapable of any photographic pretentions, I couldn't help but fooling around with it. Kind of like a modern-day Holga.

So here's my portfolio based on my first (and probably only) week of being a digital photographer.

Greta in the morning.

Me and Greta. Everyone with a Nikon Coolpix 2500 has a bunch of photos like this.

Remember "lightbright, making thi-ings with li-i-ight?"
That's Ted hard at work creating.

Doesn't this look like a Norman Rockwell painting or something?

Three Generations of Ronans

Cousins and their Christmas Loot

Mother and daughter.
I don't know how I got this effect, but it's kind of neat. Like looking through the bathroom window, or severe reticulation.

Th' tha' th' tha' that's all f-f-folks!

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 2500