July 5, 2012

July 05, 2012  •  1 Comment

I started out with the intention of photographing only old tractors.  However, I found myself grabbing shots of anything that looked particularly interesting.... but still stuck with the 'old' theme. 

Today I actually pulled a move right out of 'American Pickers'.  I saw a tractor that I wanted to photograph and I saw an older gentleman in his yard near the tractor.  I pulled in and introduced myself and asked him if I could take some pictures of his tractor.  I am obviously in Houghton, because he welcomed me with no hesitation.  

While I was taking photos of old stuff on his property, I discovered something that I will need to remember.   Old cars/tractors.. etc.. often are a very comfortable home for bees...  I left quickly.

If this works out (my photography) I am going to absolutely need better equipment.  There is so much I want to do... that I remember HOW to do.. that I can't do with the 'snapshot' camera I have.  But new equipment is a long way away.  I long for the days of my large format 4X5 camera with the extended bellows.  If I could only afford something like that again, only with digital capabilities (Kodachrome is no more...) I would be in photographic heaven.  I checked the prices... I need about 30K.. never gonna happen.

Will I write more later?  Who knows. 

 

By the way, glad I got my new eyes... auto focus HAS TO GO!!!!!  It's screwing me up.

Dan


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Maria(non-registered)
Nice first post. You will be able to take fabulous pictures with less expensive equipment...it is all about the eye and less about the equipment. You have a good eye..at least you do now...;)
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