Monday, March 16, 2009
One of the peculiar things about memory cards is that they are constantly getting cheaper and their storage capacity is always going up. Yesterday's shiny new 256MB compact flash isn't so sexy beside a new 4GB card purchased at half the price, and so it gradually works its way to the back of the camera bag; like a half forgotten tomato in the musty hinterlands of a refrigerator drawer. Except in this case, rather than being brown, fuzzy mound of tomato-gone-wrong that requires a spatula and 409 to clean up - you find some forgotten pictures from a wonderful and pivotal life period. These were taken in late 2007 on a very fast train in Japan, although in the first two pictures it doesn't look like we're going all that fast.