41 Sagamore Road • Bronxville, NY 10708 •
The Camera Diaries
My First Camera was a Canon FTB, purchased in 1975 for a college journalism class.
What do I remember? Tri X film, darkroom fumes, manual focus, blurry images.
I’m a convert to digital and now shoot with a Canon 5D.
Pixels, auto-focus and Photoshop are magic dust.
My camera bag is the first bag packed for a trip: body, two or three lenses, memory cards, battery chargers, computer. The bag is heavy.
The iPhone camera will never replace the 5D.
I’m old school, rarely shoot video.
Photos on a wall tell stories to a room.
Photos fill walls in BXV and Sharon, CT.
Claudia, Zip and I fantasize about spending more time in Sharon.
I use my tractor to mow the field and move rocks. If I had a dog I would name it Tractor. Or Chainsaw.
The list of places we want to visit dwarfs the list of places we’ve seen.
I will take my camera back to Rome, the Inca Trail, Umbria, Barcelona, the Col du Galibier (on a bike), Sugar Beach in Costa Rica, Portugal, Tuscany, San Francisco, and Sharon.
Creating a photo book of Zip's LL Baseball season was rewarding. And humbling. We have copies in every room of our house.
A photograph cannot be created in Photoshop. That’s called art.
I miss the darkroom. I do not miss manual focus.
I’ve never regretted taking a photo. I’ve often regretted not taking one.