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Something Old – 2

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.

Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

Quote by Scott Adams

 

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Yashica Film Camera

 

Voigtländer Vito II (front) and Argus C3 back

Voigtländer Vito II (front) and Argus CD (back)

 

Three more of my old cameras.  To see the first on click here!

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Something old

I mentioned to my mother a while back that I wanted to start collecting old cameras and display them in my office.  Well, she has started the collection for me.  So far she has found 3 cameras and an old tripod in different thrift stores.  The first one is a Polaroid Land Camera Model 800 built from 1957 – 1962.  Click here to see a quick video showing how to operate this camera.

This is a very heavy camera.

polaroid-land-camera-800

 

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Photo Excursion – Con’t

On our recent trip to Cape May a few weeks ago to try to see the butterfly migration we made a little side trip to the beach.  Once we got there my niece Caila wanted go swimming, had to tell her no swimming in October. But how can you go to the beach without at least getting your feet.  So I let her put her feet in the ocean and then I had a great idea, just to take pictures of her feet.

It was different because then you did not have to worry trying to get her to have a “natural” or “happy” expression on her face.

 

Childhood innocence.  This day brought back memories of when I was a child and my mother would take us to Atlantic City and walk the boardwalk. This was before the casinos came to town…LOL

Let me know what you think.

  

 

 

Dreams/Aspirations

We all have dreams and aspirations of what we want to be or do in life.  I discovered what I wanted to be when I hit my early 40’s, (better late than never) a Professional Nature Photographer.  Being a 2x Breast Cancer survivor I had to find a way to release some of my inner demons.  This was accomplished by taking long rides with my camera close by.  It was a true way to find some peace and comfort with my thoughts.  Relatives and friends even want to hang the pictures, my pictures,  in their house (their main living areas!) which was amazing to me so I decided to self-publish  my photos and to date I have made two books and even sold a few.

I look at some of the pictures that my “Twitter Friends” (ExpertVagabond, KenKaminesky)  have taken and they look truly amazing and it makes me want to do it even more.  It is just difficult to find enough time to truly work on the goals that I have set for myself.  How does one make the goals and stay focused on the goal/task at hand?  I am still struggling with this. 

Going forward I am going to take photos every weekend and post something new with a little bit of commentary on the photograph.

Til next time……

To find my books go to www.blurb.com and search msr4chin.

Welcome to my Domain

Welcome to my new domain.  I have always wondered what makes a person want to blog and how they chose their subject matter.  So I have decided to begin my daily blog. My blog is based on the pictures I take.  I plan to take a minimum of one (1) photo a day that will be the main theme and what attracted me to that particular item, thing person etc. I will also be adding in some of my past photos on occasion that will not count for the “photo of the day”.

Reflections for My Soul Blog has officially started today. It is now 12:07am so I will post my first image in a few hours or so.

I invite all comments, but please remember that I have feelings so if there is something that you do not like be constructive with your critique and definitely over zealous with your praise. 😉

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