Day’s Verse:

“Beware, and be on your guard against eery form of greed; for not eve one who has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”

Luke 12:15


I have started to look at digital cameras to replace my old one, a fine little Fujifilm FinePix 2650. It serves fine as a point-and-shoot but for anything beyond that a new camera is called for. I have waited about a year after becoming really interested in so-called artistic photographs, just to be sure investing in a nicer camera would be worth it. Well, I continue to take pictures but continue to chafe at my camera’s limitations. So:

Kodak Easyshare DX7590

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

Canon PowerShot G6

Fujifilm FinePix S5100

Fujifilm FinePix S7000

Which one? Well, the prices vary from $400 to $700. As usual, I have decided to wait until after Christmas (crosses fingers). And probably afterwards, I will never buy a new camera because I’ll talk myself out of it. Ah well. I dream on.

On the subject of dreaming, since transferring to WPI I have had two major regrets: 1) I would not have the opportunity to utilize WPI’s global perspectives program because of the limited time I have here; and 2) I would not have the opportunity to use the E ’05 term for my MQP, which would free up three classes and a lot of work my senior year. Amazingly, today I received an email from the Tech Comm advisor to all TC majors: “There are opportunities to do TC or HU&A; Writing and Rhetoric concentration MQPs in London E ’05 and B ’05.” Whoa! This would let me use the summer effectively and go abroad – all in one swift blow. Although my heart aches at the thought of being apart from Ian for another seven weeks, I think this might be a chance I would be a fool to pass up. What do you think?

– KF –

6 thoughts on “Cameras and QPs

  1. I think indeed, it would be an awesome experience and bad to pass up, though I wouldn’t say you’d be a fool if you did so, you’d have your reasons. I say go for it, you only get these chances once in a long while, and it helps your schedule a ton. The less work you have your senior year, the better quality the time you get to spend with Ian, so it’s not a total loss.

    And no offense Deborah, but though of course Ian’s input matters, passing off the opportunity to discuss it with Katie to solely mention seeing what Ian thinks about it does rather feel like saying she should “ask for permission”. It’s how it feels to me, anyway.

  2. I don’t think it was so much of a “permission” thing as just a consideration issue – one that Ian and I went through when he went to London as well. But actually as soon as Ian heard I could do this he immediately started urging me to take the chance. We will see what my advisor says.

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