I do still have a ‘proper’ camera – it’s in the title of this blog – but nowadays it only comes out for special excursions. Smartphone cameras are now so good for normal occasions, and much more convenient than lugging around an old-school full camera kit all the time.
I freely admit that I have a thing about selfie sticks. To my mind their only possible useful purpose would be in the execution of a self-administered colonoscopy. There again, the heavy selfie-stick user is probably already so far up themselves that a camera would scarcely be necessary for said purpose.
Why go somewhere interesting and picturesque – like, in this case, the island of Burano – and just take photos of yourself? Bah, humbug.
We’ve just spent a few days in and around the – very picturesque – medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne.
This photograph was taken from the ascenseur panoramique – a glass-walled lift (elevator, if you insist) that climbs 100 feet inside the bell-tower of a church. From the top you get excellent – nay, panoramique – views of the rooftops of old Sarlat and the surrounding countryside…
…as well as these happy snappers reviewing their images of the bronze geese in the Place du Marché aux Oies – the Goose Market.