I've never been a great photographer, and so I've steered clear of splashing out any significant mazuma on a digital camera up until now. And in fact, I've still avoided it.
A 5 megapixel camera for under £40 sounds too good to be true, but I've had it for four days now and it hasn't fallen apart, exploded, caught fire, or run off with the silver yet. As I'm about the last person in the world to succumb to the digital photography revolution (apart from my parents) and everyone who has deliberately spent money will have a better model anyway, I won't recommend that you rush to Tesco to buy one.
However, I'm quite pleased. Although some day I may pay real money for a camera that will be capable of taking macro pictures of miniatures (that sounds wrong!), I don't want to spend megabucks on a good camera when my 35mm still has a film in it that I inserted in 1988.
In four days, I have taken more pictures than I took in the whole of the nineties - literally dozen! Yes, I've burst through the barrier into double figures.
Just to show how mad I've gone, I took some pictures in the dark and fog on my way home from work. I present you with the TARDIS landing (36kb) in the square at Kingsbarns. Other pictures came out in interesting colours - red or green fog, depending on where I was in relation to the streetlights - but as it was after dark and below zero, they suffer rather from camera shake.