I have to admit
that I'm liking my digital camera. When I first started
making pictures, I used an old Nikon S-1 rangefinder camera,
which I carried around in an old Army surplus gas mask bag
(along with a light meter, extra film, filters, gray card,
gadgets, etc.). That camera went with me everywhere!
It got to the point where I felt naked if I was walking
around without that old gas mask bag slung over my shoulder.
Nowadays, my basic film camera is a 6x7 Bronica GS1 camera.
That's a big honkin' camera! It's great for studio
work, but it is a big effort to carry it around much.
Thus, I stopped making casual pictures of the places to
which I walked, and I stopped "documenting" my
neighborhood. But with the digital camera, I can carry
it around. Making pictures like this one helps me
remember my roots.
And I've got
to say that I'm loving the addition of a brownish tint to
my digital pictures. Sure, the original is in color,
but the subject matter was basically gray-scale anyhow.
posted June 29, 2004)