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Old 09-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #1801
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Like the old lenses. Still have my first Nikon lenses lol. Still have my first camera - the one I learned on:

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #1802
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Sadly, I no longer have my first 2 cameras. The first, an Argus C3, was discarded in a fit of cleaning a couple of decades ago. The second was a Minolta SRT-100 that was stolen. Still have the replacement 201 that I bought along with lots of lenses that are no longer useful. Anyway, owning a couple of Minolta autofocus lenses and being a cheapskate led to my current Sony Alpha-350 digital.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:48 AM   #1803
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That old Argus was actually my dad's. I don't think he ever learned the difference between film and 'chromes, because he always wondered why he sometimes got prints back, and at other times slides. Lol. He didn't let me use it until I was in high school, and was taking a course in developing and printing.

I also have an Argus brick like the one in your photo. Funny, my first digital camera was an Argus, also. Still have that one also, but I'm not sure it still works.

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:05 AM   #1804
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My first camera was an Instamatic. I climbed Chief Mtn in Glacier Nat'l Park in 1977, my first mountain. Marveling at the expansive views, I pulled the Instamatic out of my pack. When I looked through the plastic viewfinder, my disappointment changed me forever. Within days I'd bought an OM-1 and thrown the Instamatic in the trash. Spent the summer in Glacier shooting Kodachrome 64, 25 when possible.
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #1805
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My first camera was an Instamatic. I climbed Chief Mtn in Glacier Nat'l Park in 1977, my first mountain. Marveling at the expansive views, I pulled the Instamatic out of my pack. When I looked through the plastic viewfinder, my disappointment changed me forever. Within days I'd bought an OM-1 and thrown the Instamatic in the trash. Spent the summer in Glacier shooting Kodachrome 64, 25 when possible.
I've got hundreds of old Kodachrome slides from the first few years of the hobby during and just after college. One of the things on the to do list is to go through them and see if anything is worth revisiting. I seem to remember several very interesting images, but that may be the rose-colored glasses of reminiscence shaping my memories. More likely, they are all garbage.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #1806
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Snapped these two heading to a secluded beach on Lake Michigan. They guy is loaded down like a sherpa.

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A few more from our Michigan/Wisconsin trip. A lighthouse, fish in a spring fed pond, and the entrance to Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island





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Very nice, Ronstar. I particularly like the flow of the walking to the beach shot.
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I really like the photo with the fish. Photos that are disconcerting and/or hard to decipher at first glance are some of my favorites. Your juxtaposition of the sky and water engages the viewer in puzzling out the scene.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #1811
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The beach "beast of burden" is kind of funny. Like the lighthouse.
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Cool shots lol. The photo of the fish took a few moments to decipher lol.


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Thanks guys - I agree the fish shot is a little crazy. I couldn't find a way to shoot the scene making it recognizable without introducing more reflection and glare. And the sight of the couple walking to the beach was hilarious - that guy is probably still carrying stuff out to the beach.


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Old 09-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #1814
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For you GoPro users:


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That's cool. I will buy one of those when it becomes available..............
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Thanks for posting seraphim! - I'm having battery issues with my gopro. Took off for a circle Lake Michigan road trip. Ran the battery dead by the time I got to Traverse City. Don't have a wall plug charger - always charged it from the computer. Also, my cell phone charger wouldn't charge it (I think I ran the battery down super fast because I had bluetooth on). So I bought a gopro cigarette lighter charger on the road. I'm starting to see that battery and memory issues are much more prevalent in a go pro than a DSLR.
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Another of my moonshots, this one from last night. Some day I am going to get the perfect shot.
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The Golden Gate bridge. I took this one a couple of months ago but I have a huge backlog of photos to process. I walked across the bridge last last week end, almost 3 miles round trip.
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I took one this past week at Fort Point, great location, just under the South span.

Was a very windy day, hard to keep camera steady.
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Shot outside the gym this morning. Perfect light for it, a universally gray overcast so the sky was my big soft box. I used a flash to highlight the red and yellow ones.

I did get a couple of funny looks but most folks didn't look askance at me sitting on the sidewalk with a camera. It was pretty clear what I was doing.
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