Salford 1st September
Note to the reader : this piece may be about photography – but doesn’t contain any !
I lament the loss of film
happy was I when as a child,
I headed for the campsites, rugged and wild
Armed with my Cartridge camera case
and carefully choosing, taking pictures of place
Leaving work for the man in the processing lab
making photos with chemicals – I thought it were fab
till one day i’d noticed – a computer in store
and I wondered what it was there for ?
The film it did – change – the cartridge got small
now hanging up panoramic shots on the wall
as machines took the cartridge – producing the pics
and the time to produce was cut in a fix,
But then that all passed on – with the microchips
0s and 1s stored the pics with a pip
Secure Digital the buzzword the kids liked to say
photography looked like – it had lost its way
For while it produced some wonderful sights
the storage it held, had a bit of a bite
for the power it drained , cameras poor battery
and the images stored – were sometimes set free!