Tuesday, August 21, 2007
It's Hard, But Somebody Has To Do It
Lovely Wife and I have moved so many times in the years we've been married, that we have tried to take advantage of the things that are available to do wherever we have lived.
We've lived here in Palm Bay, Florida longer than anywhere we've lived before and it starts to seem repetitious with the photography.
But then I think, hey you knucklhead, there's folks all over who would love to be here for just one week to go to the beach and soak up some sunshine, heat, and humidity. Then I realize that although things might be repetitious and all in a normal day here, but I shouldn't allow it to become boring or routine.
I do appreciate and am thankful for the 300+ sunny days here, as well as being close enough to get to the beach on the Atlantic in about 20 minutes from home and 15 minutes from work. And if that seems too far, I can be sitting on the Indian River Lagoon in about half of both of those times where I can enjoy a beach-like setting plus get to see dolphins and spiffy birds.
These two pictures were taken several years ago one morning. The previous night was an insomnia festival, and I ended up staying up all night and cleaning all of my cameras and lenses and working the shutters on old cameras to boot.
I left for work early, and at the time had to drive down this stretch of US 1, which goes from Key West up to Maine, and set up and took pics at sunrise.
Seeing these again brings home to me just how different digital images look and feel from film and slides.
These images were taken on Kodak print film with a Nikon N90s that I owned at the time, and they seem thicker and more 3D somehow than do digital pics. I'm not complaining; I love my D70s more than any camera before, but I do miss how print and slide film has a depth to it that digital pictures don't have.
I'll shut up now.