Sunday, November 25, 2007

Old Friends, New Friends

New photo posts on flickr, from a roll I just finished in my Ricoh 500G, what a great little picture taker that is. Lightweight and easy to use, with a really sharp lens and good meter. I think I paid less than $10 for it a few years ago. Half the roll is of the Rock 'n Blues Festival where Sammy Hagar and the Wabos played. Those two pics of Sammy are heavily cropped as a 38mm lens doesn't do justice from where I was standing, but I did get some cool photos of a local band called Weslester who put on a throbbing, headbanging, kick ass live show that the kids were really getting into.

The other half are some fun action photos of my kids shooting hoops at a local school, gearing up for basketball season, I'm still sorting those but will have them up shortly.

I also just finished a roll in the Nikon N2000, I had forgotten what a fun camera that is! Not much bigger than a regular manual SLR but with a pretty fast motordrive. Manual rewind, which took me a few minutes to figure out, I thought with the motor it would rewind itself like the N6006 but not so much. Doh!

So for some reason, getting reacquainted with these old 'friends' got me thinking about how different my life is now from when I first picked up these cameras, and about all the new people I've met since then. I have to say I feel pretty lucky for having the life I do, and to know the amount of great people I do. Thanks to all of you for keeping the flame alive, keep on writing and keep on shooting!



  1. I totally understand how cameras can be like old friends. Holding an old camera is like listening to an oldie song on the radio; it immediately brings you back in time to the place you were when you first heard it. My first camera (which I still own) is a Nikon FG which I purchased to take pictures at my sister's wedding. I still remember vividly that day in my parent's backyard shooting my very first rolls and having to get the help of the wedding photographer to load and unload my film! :-D

  2. Agreed, and for sure make sure you hang on to it! I can't tell you how many times I've heard people lamenting selling their first camera, or for that matter their first guitar, first car...