I am rapidly becoming a photo geek. Just tonight I was at Circuit City cautiously, yet lovingly brushing my fingertips over an Olympus SLR with some ridiculous amount of zoom that retailed for a cool $1199. I'm feeling the itch for a truly exorbitant camera now, and nowhere do I feel my current equipment is inadequate more than at the ballpark.
It's strange--I've always loved looking at photos, and now I'm getting into taking them more and more, but I'm also starting to feel a deep competitive drive when it comes to photography--great photos by others are things I admire, but they also make me seethe with jealousy and itch for that top of the line camera that much more. I find myself wanting to keep up, wanting to get to that level, more so than I probably feel about any other activity currently in my life.
I feel especially inadequate now that I've seen Sam's latest photos from the Michigan / Ohio State baseball game. Unbelievable stuff. Go have a look if you're a photo geek like me, or if you just want to see some photos that capture some of the elemental beauties of baseball.