Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Unexpected images

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Until last August when he fished his camera and tripod from the bottom of a New Mexico pond Eaves owned an ordinary Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera.

After five days of trying everything but mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the lens and viewfinders cleared. He popped in four new batteries, slid the once-wet Sandisk flashcard into place and turned the camera on.

"It fired up like it knew where it was going," the excited former Korean War photographer said.

But when he looked at his Coolpix monitor, the colors were streaked, halos magically appeared, and every time he moved the camera the colors would change. When he photographed a subject, no two photos were alike.
Article at the Lawrence Journal-World. For more photography by Farrell Eaves, go to Bruce Dale's website. Via Make.