I Turn My Camera On
I used to take pictures of pretty much anything. Even before digital came along and made things so easy, I had a Nikon 35mm film camera with a telephoto lens from the 1970s. It was originally owned by my Uncle Donny (see below post) and I used it all throughout high school and a little in college. I would pay just about anything to find those pictures, but I am afraid they are lost. Tragic. Lost pictures break my heart. There are a trove of pictures that my parents took when I was very little in the 1970s (not just of me) that nobody can seem to find. That really hits me in the gut.
I even did some of my own development work in Mr. Bouvier’s darkroom in high school. Most of those were shots taken at Bruins games with the Nikon, some of which were, may I say, fantastic. I would walk right up to the press area and stick my camera right in the hole in the glass and snap away. Nobody ever said boo. So I’ve always dabbled. There was a dark period where very little pictures were taken – right after college graduation up until digital really emerged in 2000-2001, and then my Flickr page started up. Now I have a Nikon D40x, which has rekindled my interest in photography.
As many of you might have noticed, my Flickr page has been almost exclusively devoted to the twins for the past year. Tonight (Friday night, now about 10:17), Steph went off to bed early so I thought I’d just walk around the house and take some shots. It’s a very mundane collection of everyday items around our house, but it’s nice to snap stuff again. Maybe I’ll take the camera outside soon and try to do more.
The collection is here, and here’s a couple of highlights, in my eyes:
This one might be my favorite. I’m not sure what it is, but I think it’s how the pen is so tightly in focus and the rest is a little blurry.
Now, the highlight of this one is the avacado. There’s something about those little bumps on the avocado that jump out of the picture to me.
This one is ALL about the lighting
Finally, my skates. Not sure why I like this one, it might be that everything is either black, white or grey, but the picture is still in color.
I hope you enjoyed my brief indulgence.