It was going to be a hot day so I wanted to get the watering done early this morning. As I watched the sprinkler sweep left to right in front of the apple tree, I caught glimpses of a rainbow.
I moved left and right, forward and backwards, up and down, in and out, trying to find the best picture of the rainbow. Then I started to notice how the colors and contrast in the tree changed wherever the rainbow hit it as the sprinkler continued to sweep left to right.
Ok...I decide that
Today is one of those rare southern California days where the sky is a bright, beautiful blue with lots of white, cottony, clouds making for excellent photos.
I have no film.
My normal 'kit' for everyday going to work, going to the store, etc, is a digital Olympus E3 (mostly for when I need a telephoto for birding, etc) and a bag containing an old folder and an old TLR...usually a Yashica 44LM for 127. It also has an Olympus XA2 for when I might be inclined to do some
Digital is quick, easy, instant, and cheap. The image quality is excellent and the versatility of digital equipment simply cannot be matched.
Personally, I prefer film. To me it really is more about the journey than the destination. I love the whole process. And in this fast paced world of instant gratification and instant disappointment, I find it very therapeutic to slow down and take my time to really enjoy the sunset, so to speak.
Ask the gardener which he prefers,
A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.
Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1
Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.
So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...
Have or will have
All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT
Need to get
Longer lens (200-300 range)
Shutter release cable
Updated 12-04-2013 at 09:01 PM by Christopher Walrath