Coolpix 950

Blur from the Past


I have to admit I’m burning out on the street photography I’ve been doing for the last few years. So there’s probably going to be a lot of blasts from the pasts here on for quite some time. Anything and everything.

Here, with a color goosing and frame filter from Exposure 5 is an absolutely ancient digital image that I actually have framed on my living room wall. I don’t know why but there was a time when shooting blur pictures at night had a magic feel to it.

Taken so long ago with a Nikon Coolpix 950. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Look Back: The Nikon Coolpix 950


I actually bought, if not the first, then one of the first digicams marketed to the masses, the Casio Something or Other. Thanks to a liberal return policy at the now long gone Good Guys, that camera, which I believe set me back somewhere in the neighborhood of $800, was quickly taken off the charge card. I didn’t even think of buying another digital camera until about five years later. There was a very cool-looking camera from, I believe, either Canon or Olympus. But then there was the camera that won the highest ratings from all the camera reviewers.ย The Nikon. And I’d always been a Nikon guy.

But this camera was a weird looking thing, with a twisting body type, and it had a decidedly uncool name. Coolpix 950. But I went with the consensus opinion anyway and honestly never looked back. Until now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ In retrospect, it WAS a cool camera. So cool the idea of shooting a ‘Coolpix’ camera again, this time the allegedly fantastic Coolpix A, is an intriguing thought. It would be like coming home for me actually. Stay tuned. As an aside, I love that this blog gives me the opportunity to traipse through my entire photo history, dragging any visitors here along with me. So stay tuned for more of that, too.

Most if not all of these images would have been taken prior to 2004.

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