I recently took a three day trip to Portland, Oregon to pick up new camera gear and to spend a day photographing waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge. The flight out was uneventful. However, my choice of hotel was problem … Continue reading →
We’ve all been challenged by the events this past year or more and I hope we find the path to better days in the near future. But, the damnpenic has not been the only challenge I have had to deal with recently. I have developed cataracts which have been been getting worse the last couple of months, This image is a bit like what my everyday life is like…always varying degrees of fogginess. It’s often hard to tell if what I see with my eyes is worth photographing and it has become increasingly more difficult to know if I am nailing focus. I look forward to the surgery next month and getting the worst eye sorted out.
Another challenge for me is that I am in the process of changing camera formats. I am moving from full frame Canons to Fujifilm medium format. Although I have yet to find buyers for my 5D Mk4 and 5D S, I have sold four of my six lenses. The two I have left are a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro and a Tamron 10-24mm which is designed for an APS-C camera.so it vignettes on a full frame at wider than 15mm. Until I sell the two camera bodies these are the only lenses I have to work with. I has forced me to be creative with my shooting. As a backup, I do have a Sony RX100 Mk5, my iPhone 12 Pro and a DJI Mavic Air 2, so I’m not totally lost. If I really want to challenge myself, I can load some B&W film into my Nikon FM.
I look forward to having clearer vision and a new view finder to look through in the near future. It will give me a new focus in my work and life.
Several years ago, while assisting in the making of a short film about a photographer, we were using an argus Seventy-five as a prop. As we set up the shot, I noticed that the actors face was visible in the front of the camera. I captured three different expressions which became this tryptic.