Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some Random Pictures

I honestly don't know how I survived
(or how many beautiful moments I missed)
before digital photography!

I began taking pictures seriously when:
tripods & high speed film (no 'action' setting lol) prevented blurs.
When light meters were essential
When bad photos on printed paper elicited a a sad sigh of 'oh well'.
When there was no such thing as 'overnight/while you wait' developing.
No personal photo editing - that was for professional photographers
(and how I envied them - limited by todays standards - but still....)
I remember the absolute magic of Polaroid
(raise your hand if you remember the swinger camera?!)
I fell in love with 'freezing time' in photos back when new cameras
had flashbars bars of flashbulbs - and oh gosh, remember flash CUBES?

I confess, I fell under the magical spell of photography long ago. 
So I am giddy at the volume and beauty, the quality and quantity of pictures
I can now capture without having to sell blood to pay for the film & processing.

You can easily imagine, I have far too many photos, gleefully capturing
images by the thousands. Weeks of time disappear to editing and such.
I do my best to resist over-exposing (hey a photography pun, lol) you
to my obsession with pictures, really, I do

But these moments, views, memories~captured are a significant part of me
so they weave their way into posts and at times are the post itself...
I hope you enjoy them!


Raspberry Hill Crafts said...

Thank goodness for external hard drives or there would be photos piled up all over my house. I still have my old Pentax film camera, can't part with it, still believe it took better pics than my digital ones. Sad in away that all our memories will be on disks, etc, not the same feeling as looking thru an album.

Woman Seeking Center said...

You make an excellent point about cyber images not being the same in the tactile viewing - there's something special about curling up in a chair with coffee and photo albums that digital images on a screen can't touch (figurative and literal). Much the same way I still prefer a magazine in hand to one online (tho online does prevent me from ripping out bits to save or read later, lol).

I don't blame you one bit for holding fast to your Pentax - an excellent camera that captures an amazing quality of image.

Funny to think we may be one of the last generations to have primarily used (and loved) non-dig cameras & wet film....

And before I go I wanted to say the images on your blog are really stunning. Exquisite composition, quality and technical expertise. I'll be following your blog as soon as this is posted! (and thanks for your visit and follow here - welcome)!