Sun 04-Mar-12 11:30 PM | edited Sun 04-Mar-12 11:33 PM by musical
Hi Stan, I really appreciate your narrative on this. I sort of, well, kind of, relate. Somehow it all works out, though? Hmm, I remember, in 1983, going to London with a Pentax, just two prime lenses, no lens cleaner, no flash, probably no lens caps, and a broken light meter... but taking really nice snapshots all over the city. I could not be too creative though. Film, its cost, did steer me to conservative photography, and that haunts me today, and frustrates me.
Remember worrying about any wasted shot? Remember worrying about the cost of each picture? I did all the pre-thinking in my mind with film, and then took one picture-- like "throwing the long pass on third down" and just saying a prayer. Once, I saw a professional burn through film with a motor drive, but no way, not me. I'd do maybe one picture each 20 minutes. Oh, no WB. I just guessed exposures. I avoided night pictures.
Well, Stan, you could buy yourself a d800 and count nose hairs 'till the cows come home. Isn't that a funny way to put it. The world changed, that's all. It's going to be ok. I love my camera. Facebook probably gets on my nerves? If I were king, I'd say "let them all have d800s," and ban facebook maybe. jw
"Close Your Eyes and See With Your Heart." />a quote by Canadian writer Kerri MacDonald.