18 October 2007

Music or pictures???

I was going to write about the awful time I'm having with my peripheral neuropathy but decided against seeing that there is nothing that can be done about the pain and it is just something I need to learn to adjust too. I see my doctor on Friday and will ask for additional pain relief. Anyway, as for a different subject, many of you know I'm coming up on a very special birthday in a few weeks and I need to make a decision. Even though my wonderful husband is taking me to Melbourne for an extended shopping trip and to see Priscilla I am also supposed to choose between two big gifts. I have to decide whether I want a new iPod Classic 160G or a digital SLR camera to be specific the Olympus EVOLT E-510.

Now I use my old iPod constantly and it is completely full, in fact I have to constantly take music off to add new music (recently the new Annie Lennox and the new Joni Mitchell). I would definitely use the bigger iPod but as it stands the old one works fine except for the musical chairs I have to play with the content. The new camera on the other hand would be a completely new experience. I love taking photographs but I have never had a professional camera and this digital would be as close as I would get to having a professional camera. I would be very interested in taking some photography classes, because I would have to learn how to use it properly. The whole picture taking thing would be a hobby as I'm sure I would never be good enough to sell any of my photos and that would not be my intent from the start. I wouldn't say no if some one suddenly wanted to buy a photo that I took but I'm not going to actively pursue that thought process.

So the question stands what should I get the iPod or the camera?

6 comments:

Steve said...

I'm a big photography fan but of 35mm. Have my own darkroom and everything. It's a great hobby, and I think you'd enjoy it. I'd go with the camera, since you seem to 'make by' with the current Ipod :)

Sorted Lives said...

I say get both!!

Ur-spo said...

hold out for both i say too!
tell'em you'll make life an absolute tornado unless he puts out!

sorry; i got carried away there....

Melyssa said...

That sounds like so much fun uncle tony!!! I hope you have a great bday!! Miss you like crazy!!!

jps246 said...

Go with the camera!

Moys said...

Ok, here's my two bits. You can listen to music any day.
A picture paints a thousand words and some of the pictures you have taken are really good. Expand your knowledge. Get the camera.