Archive for April, 2001

The Blant Begins

Posted: April 28, 2001 in Miscellaneous

Who knows where this blog will lead? I understand that these blogs are part diary, part bully pulpit, and part glass house. I also understand that you may stumble on to this web page and think, “What drugs has this guy been ingesting?”

Anyway, I’ve taken the plunge and started this thing. I’ve been suffering from lingering flu effects for the past week and I probably should be in bed but it really isn’t that late (yet). I wasn’t supposed to be this sick this year. I got a flu shot in Oct 2000, but somehow this is the 3rd time that I’ve gotten sick since Jan 1 this year. This series of maladies is severely inhibiting my attempts to get into racing shape. Once again, I’ve been off of the bike for over a week. Not good.

I have been having fun with my new Olympus E-10 digital camera. This thing has re-awakened the creative part of photography (digi-graphy?) that I put into hibernation the past few years while using a point and shoot Kodak DC210. The Kodak was a great camera for its time, but as it turns out, it stifled my creativity. The E-10 lets me do things with images that I forgot that I knew how to do.

I also got to participate in E-10 Day on Apr 21 (see the link on our E-10 album). It was my first experience with a virtual digital community and it felt great. Imagine 140+ photographers from every continent on earth except South America posting over 1,200 images from one day of shooting.

Enough blogging for now. (Am I hip, cool, whatever, or what?)