Having made the mistake of not buying a Reid III with a TTH Cooke f2 50mm for £25 in the mid 1970's I was a poor student at the time. now I'd like £2000 ($3,200) of warm tone paper (all the same coating run)
I was invited to go to Yosemite with a large group of co-workers for a week long class with Ansel Adams. Since I knew that the zone system was for sheet film and I had just stretched to by a 35mm camera and lenses, I knew better and passed it up.
A class with him now would be great, but I am afraid that his present environment is not all that desireable to me now.
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
To get the 150mm and 55mm lens for my P645 and all the film I could shoot in a year. To give ,since my mother still loves painting landscapes at 78 I'd love to nail at least one landscape a month to give her to paint from, sorry about the poor phrasing on that
Um, I'm on the way home from Texas where I visited our daughter and her family. On the way to her place I bought 20 pounds of xoconostles, am looking forward to figuring out how to put most of 'em up. Will eventually cook 'em, since I have the Guanajuato Xoconostle Cookbook which is full of recipes that use guess what.
But that's my gift to myself. Yesterday the kid and I bought my wife a cute litte 32 quart tamalera with glass cover. She has no idea that she wants one, but when I hand her the box she'll realize that she's need one all her life. If she doesn't get the idea, well, it will another gift from me to me.
A house with room for a darkroom - I'd give it to my wife
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2