Several weeks ago my camera was stolen. I’ve tried using my phone’s camera, but the resolution is just not very good. I had recently purchased a computer tablet because I’m doing most of my reading via electronic books these days. The tablet has been working out well for that, being much smaller and lightweight than a laptop, but with a much larger screen than a cell phone (6.5 X 9.5 inches). It also has a very nice built in speaker (so I can listen to Alicia Keys’ “Holy War”).
I used the tablet’s camera for the photos from our latest #NoDAPL gathering and was surprised at how well those turned out. As I was taking photos during that event, someone remarked “Oh, Quakers Know Black Lives Matter?”, which reminded me that I had placed one of the stickers that Jenny, a Bear Creek Meeting Quaker, had created, on the back of the tablet. Another way to spread that message. Interesting juxtaposition: Black Lives Matter and Native Americans.
This is what the “subject” sees when I’m taking a photo: