Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I was out of town this weekend. My wife and I were in Margate NJ. This is a picture of us in front of Lucy the Margate Elephant. It was taken with my Nikon D70. Digital is great for quick sharing of photos.

Friday, January 06, 2006

This is a scan from a slide. The film was Velvia 100F but the scanner is an Epson flat bed. I don't own a dedicated film scanner that would maximize my scans. Film sales are down and we don't know what the future brings for film users. My guess is that we will be a niche market much like vinyl records are after CD's.

This is a digital picture from the same session. Digital is very seductive you have the ability to review as you go. When you get home you can download and manipulate the images a very immediate involvement soon after taking the picture. Digital is taking the world by storm but film still has advantages. One film advantage is storage I know that 20 years from now I will be able to look at my slides on a light table. Digital storage media is still evolving much like emuslions back in the late 1800's.

My first rambling

This is a blog about my photographic life. I have been to much of a gear head buying and selling cameras. I use mostly Nikons but vacillate between auto focus and manual focus also between film and digital. I have also bought and sold several medium format bodies. I am trying to focus pun intended on what type of photography I want to create. Years ago I used to wander around with an Olympus ON2n and a 50mm lens. It seems like I enjoyed myself more with less equipment. I find digital to fun but worry about permanance. The pic is our dog Fluffy out in the rain