I can understand that. For many years, the only aircraft I had ever flown in was a Tiger Moth biplane. It was both the scariest thing I had ever experienced and the most exciting.
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
Roger Cole: (flying to me is spiritual. Really.)
I understand that. There are photos of me at 2 years in a 115hp Super Cub. I've overhauled aircraft engines, welded airframes, restored instruments, etc.etc.. Not to mention flying the things. Everything to do with aircraft has a spiritual component for me.
Why do British aero engines turn the wrong way?
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
Once when I was walking on the waterfront two teenagers passed by and one said that guys camera is on steroids. I was using my F5, but many people wouldn't know that the F5 is a film camera, they think its a DSLR. I have had people ask me about my F5 and I would explain that it was a film camera and not digital.
I set up my 8x10 on the pathway to Lower Yosemite Falls. I spent a long time under the darkcloth listening to comments by passer-bys. It was a lot of fun. All sorts of interesting comments. Got a great image, too. One of the few carbon prints I have made with people and writing (an intepretive sign) in it.
Pay to attention to the man under the dark cloth!
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.
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I've been shooting film for fifty nine years and don't give two monkeys fu*ks what "the great unwashed" think about me shooting it or if I'm cool or hip, they'll just have to get over it.
A very good point as those in the southern hemisphere use less fuel when turning in the opposite direction. A bit like water down the plughole.
Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”
It's funny how this conversation went from being self-concious about shooting film, to flying..
Like a long winding river that meanders through the countryside, and only eventually getting to its final destination.
I've stopped feeling self-concious about shooting film. In fact, I get asked constantly, "Oh my god, is that 35mm?!" and when I tell them it is, "That is so cool! Anyone can shoot digital, but shooting film takes talent!"... personally, I didn't know it took talent, just money...
Just remind everyone around you that 15 years ago shooting Digital was considered the "hipster" type of photography. It's the immediacy that has allowed digital photography to become what it is today. Just like going to a drive-thru McDonalds, or On-Demand movies on your television. It's all about immediacy, and not having to "slow down and wait"...
If I want instant results, I use my digital camera.. it's cheaper and more efficient than using a Polaroid back.
I can make sure my lighting is correct, so that when I take the shot with my 4x5 or my M/F camera I know what I'm getting.
APS, 35mm, 120, 4x5 and a Deardorff & Sons 4x5 Special under restoration.
I don't care the format, as long as it's film!
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The reference to flying was to point out that people think I'm weird or reckless or rich, sometime all three (I assure you I am not rich, don't believe I am reckless and revel in weird) because I'm a private pilot. Just like shooting film, I don't give a flip about their opinions about that either.
That is all that counts!
Originally Posted by Roger Cole