Archive | August, 2012

Much Needed Day in the Shop

9 Aug

A long time over due, as the last time I truly remember doing this was in the big city in the “land of smiles”

In times past, I could always be found, if no where else, at my little get-a-way in the garden; Coffee Alley. With my return to the states, I have failed to find my little getaway from it all, but today has been the exception.

I spent my day laying in the grass at a nice little park among the trees, greeting the people passing by, and enjoying the warm sun against my face.
As my book wound down, I decided a trip to the coffee shop was much needed.
Its never a bad time to surrounded by the sweet  aromas of the magical bean that can make any day just a little bit better.

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It’s places like these that I am able to begin to unwind.
To reflect on my days past, and soak in the world around me.  An easy task for most, but not for I.
As these places put me in a mindset that allows for breathing.
As I started at my computer screen, searching through my albums of photos, I was reminded once again, that I no longer have my faithful companion strapped around my shoulders, that allowed my travels to become just a little more interesting.
While that may be the case, I couldn’t be camera less for too long.
Nothing near a replacement to my old faithful Canon EOS DSLR, but more like accessory, I opted for something a bit more classic

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An old Canon AE-1 35mm film SLR. As straying away from Canon is not even an option.

Although shooting in film has is disadvantages, it has made me look at each photograph in a completely new light. (both literally and figuratively)

Each shot now is mystery.
No reshots if the lighting looked incorrect, or if someone made a slight blink.
No longer can I just shoot and shoot till I capture exactly what I was looking for.

Its a different yet nice way of thinking about photography.

So unlike other posts, where I have vibrant crisp shots of my daily activities, or of landscapes near and far, I have some good old fashioned black and white 35mm photographs.

As each photo has its own uniqueness and appeal I will be sharing the shots from this roll over the span of days to come.
Each with its own appeal, and strange little story.

Stay in tune…