sometimes you just need a break from it all. a little separation does some good, allows one to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.

what I’m talking about: today I sent off my Canon G7 to be serviced, under warranty. The lens mechanism needs a good cleaning, as some dust found its way into the housing unit and occasionally distorts images with specks and spots; actually the dust is most-noticeable in movies taken with the camera, for some reason. the CCD, the device that renders the world digitally, seems to be able to compensate somewhat for still images, but for movies the dust becomes more-than-apparent.

so I’ll be without a camera for at least a week, if not 10 days. that means my Flickr account will be abandoned for the time being. still, I’ll have plenty to look at! Since my memory card last week passed the barrier by which the digital filing system can no longer count any higher, and it resets to 1. that’s right, I’ve taken over 10,000 photos with my G7, in under 7 months. That’s as many photos in the last 7 months as in the three years before that! Don’t ask me how that’s even possible, but the numbers aren’t too far-fetched: 10,000 images in 7 months would require 48 images/day. and there were some days where I was easily shooting over 100 images/day (such as here or here or here) and other days where even with only 3 or 4 images a day, I was shooting spaces worth mentioning (here or here or here). Point is, shit adds up. 10,000 photos. simple.

My barrier-mark photos were nothing special either:

img 9998
img_9998 – 9999 actually was the same image, but not as sharp.
img 0001
img_0001 – nearly the same as 9998, but with flash obviously.

ordinary photos. nothing special, but I like the ordinary. photos that record and track my time and space.

In the meantime, though, while I wait for my G7 to return, I have my previous 10,000+ (actually my archives number over 25,000) shots to peruse. so I thought I’d continue with my ‘a year ago today‘ format and present you with an intersection in Queens, 365 days past:

somewhere in Queens