Tuesday, September 06, 2005
waiting for pizza
this weekend i was looking at pictures on my girlfriends computer, and found some that i had taken but forgotten about. i was delighted that i had found them because of the memories that are connected to the photos, but i had forgotten about them until the moment i clicked open the folder.
i can't believe how times have changed in the last 10 years. i remember waiting months or even seasons to see what pictures had been taken on a roll of film. there was always that slight bit of uncertainty of what was on the roll. "was the birthday party on this roll? or is this the vacation roll?" we'd drop them off at the pharmacy and then wait a week to pick them up. after waiting a week we'd pick up the package. opening a pack of pictures was always a little bit like christmas! we were anxious to see how we looked, and sometimes how much we'd change since the pictures were taken. then there would be those few pictures that had been on there so long that you'd forgotten completely about them.
now with digital photos, you do all this in a matter of seconds. you can see it right after you take it and delete the pic if you're eyes were closed or you didn't get the right angle.
are pictures better or worse because of this technology? did we gain something or loose something with this convenience? i'm a huge fan of sharing my digital photos with the rest of the world, but i do feel that technology is somehow short changing us.
anyway i hope you enjoy the "found photos" i found of one night waiting for pizza. as i finish this blog, i realize that these pictures are only a month old. not even close to the wait of an old roll of 35 mm film i remember from my childhood.
ceiling of flippis pizza grotto in pacific beach