A Simple Lens

A Simple Lens

I have written before about my love of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. It is a beautiful thing from a simple design point of view and it was a perfect snapshot camera considering the technology of the times, the 1950’s. The lens is a simple one piece meniscus....
An Unfortunate Event

An Unfortunate Event

The “Four Maidens with Water Jugs” was my principal subject for the morning. This is a delightful fountain sculpture and I have never felt I had done it justice. I’m still not happy but this is better. It is no secret that I like to take pictures. It...
75 Years Ago

75 Years Ago

Photography, like writing, has the ability to be many things. And one of those things is as a keeper of memory. It can record facts like no other medium. And in some cases, like music, it can recall people and places along with powerful associated emotions. But one...
Yashica D

Yashica D

This is the Yashica D I acquired in the last several days. You can see that it is in excellent condition. That’s the problem with collecting, isn’t it: like a sweet tooth, once you get a taste you can’t stop. I just wrote about buying a Yashica A...
My Second Camera

My Second Camera

This is not my Dad’s Yashica “A” I talk about here but one I have acquired recently and cleaned up. I am standing between my Aunt Katherine and Uncle Harold at the Honolulu airport in Hawaii in 1958 and in my hands I am holding my Dad’s Yashica...
Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R

I have been waiting for a long time for a Canon mirrorless camera. As I have said here, I even bought a Sony NEX C3 to experiment with a mirrorless body (that just increased my appetite for the Canon offering). For months I have been reading the rumors and...