Friday, May 05, 2006

Photo's from your camera

I took some photo's on my camera phone some months ago.

I've a works mobile phone, and it doesn't have the capability to send pics via mail (either that or the settings aren't configured, though I have tried).

Camera phones have definitely come on a bundle since they were first introduced, I'm stunned at the quality of them.

This is a photo of Jack looking up at the wheel in Birmingham city centre, next to the Symphony Hall (just across the road from the ICC if you're reading this Adrian).

This next photo is the Symphony Hall, a large convention / concert hall venue, opposite the Wheel, as you can plainly see by the reflection in the windows.

Birmingham is an incredibly cosmopolitan city with fantastic places to eat, great music venues and a diverse mix of many cultures.

I have to say, I love Birmingham, and I'm ever so proud of the city, its culture and people.

I'm getting a bit better with my techy stuff. I couldn't for love or money work out how to get the pics onto my pc, I knew I could buy a data cable that fitted into a USB socket, but that just seemed a bit... clunky.

I bought a 'dongle' that fits in the back of the lap top to make it blue tooth, a fantastically versatile bit of kit that works realy well - and obviously works as you can see.

This is a picture on Broad Street, Birmingham's night life hub - often referred to as a parallel to Ibiza. This was taken very early evening with a low sun.

I liked the perspective of this picture with the blinding sun against the beauiful blue sky.

As I took these pictures, it struck me how easily citizen journalism these days actually is. This thought has been highlighted by the awful 9/11 and 7/7 incidents - and here's what got me thinking: I believe we're all really nosey, or, interested in real life.

Celebrity life doesn't intrigue me as much as the life of the man on the street.

I often look at an elderly person and wonder what story they have to tell - the more lines on the brow, the more stories to tell, I believe. My dad once said that you should take time with an elderly person, they will always have something to teach you, and I certainly know that to be the case as I have often remembered dad's advice. I'm also fascinated by folks from other places. Swaziland was a real dream for me.

As you're reading this, you may well be in another part of the world; the map in the right hand corner of my blog page never ceases to amaze me.

I often wonder what other folks are doing in other parts of the world, or indeed, other parts of the UK. The web, blogs & podcasts can create a wonderfully intimate place - somewhere you can escape to, somewhere you can learn about other folks.

If you have a picture you'd like to share - a camera pic with a bit about who you are, where you live - your thoughts, do please send them to me by mail or post a link. If there are enough responses, I may even create a seperate page and link.

I am pretty sure I will be posting more pics too, though the quality isn't great, I hope you get the sentiment and idea.

I look forward to hearing from you / seeing from you shortly.

1 comment:

Adrian Pegg said...

Lovely pics Paul. And you're right about the citizen journalist thing. You can already sign up to a company like Scoopt so that if you find yourself in the right place at the right time you can upload the pics to Scoopt and they will take them to the press for you...