My digital camera is a blessing and a curse. Of course I love all the perks of digital photography: cropping, zooming, fixing, sending in emails, etc.
But there's a huge curse.
I don't order prints. Ever! Is this inherent in the purchase of a digital camera? Does your mindset just abandon the prospect of a picture on paper the minute the clerk rings up the sale?
Anyway, I cherish my photo albums. I started them in 1985 or so and I have about 30. Albums. Each one holds at least 200 pictures. Some hold up to 400. As a kid I struggled with math but according to my calculator I have more than 6000 snapshots! Something's just weird about that when you consider I did not have little photo subjects until four years ago...
Anyway, today I realized I haven't ordered prints in more than a year. February 26, 2007 to be exact. So I've been working hard the last couple of days to get them in order and I finally got all my digital prints from the last 14 months uploaded to Clark Color. I'm ready to order 'em up for a very modest nine cents apiece, which is el cheapo as prints go.
Until you consider I have 1217 of them to order.
"Hi, yep, I've got pics of the boys. You wanna come to my house and see them on my monitor?"