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.