xD maybe it always just wanted a shorter release
Fantastic story, I laughed all the way thru it! (I´m not 19 anymore either, you see )
Be well and wish you a good 2012
My thoughts are with you Chris. I know it's been a tough year for you and the family, and how you have approached it so logically is very admirable and healthy indeed. Interesting that you are taking up the other kind of shooting. I can relate to that parallel very well. When I lived in the UK, I used to have access to 300 acres of land to shoot on....I had an airgun and shotgun, and ate what I took. Shooting had been in my blood, my father shot pistol competitively for the metropolitan police when I was very young, and was permanently armed as one of the Royalty Protection Officers (Prince Charles body guard for a while). So I had the unusual for the UK anyway, upbringing where shooting and guns were normal. It was in my mid twenties that I found photography. That said, shooting guns and cameras seemed to go in cycles for me. Now that I live in MN, I continue to have this cycle of shooting both cameras and guns. At one point, I shot competitively too in the NRA Highpower Match competitions in the area....It got me into reloading ammunition, and yet another hobby started. So the parallels between the two are absolutely there. At the peak of my shooting career, I made it to Expert level, but never got to get up to distinguished as it took so much time discipline and work to get there. Then roles reversed and I went back to my photography cycle around 2007 and no longer shot competitively after that, only recreationally, and to practice for deer hunting and to go shoot with my son/ firearm safety and all that.
Photography is what keeps me occupied most of the time anymore. My guess is that you will be back in a little while. We all have to take a hiatus and do something different sometimes, but if the passion is there, I reckon there is room for both. That said, guns and cameras are addictive investments!! It can become so easy to get GAS when looking at all the choices. I hope your journey continues to be a good one, and that you and your kids have a great Christmas and New Year. Peace.
Happy holidays Chris.
This time of year can get tough with regards to remembering but you seem like your headed in a good direction.
Keep your head up buddy.
Way to go!
thanks richard !
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i often think of the people that invented this box camera.
it has the most ingenious design. if i was to retail a piece
of equipment in today's photography environment, this would be it
To each his own!
I would just note that somebody had to invent that falling plate camera for you to enjoy that carefree compositional style. And that person had vision too.