Monday, February 21, 2011

Old stuff

This isn't a particularly remarkable photo. The composition isn't all that great. The truck is really neat and very well restored/customized, but it was really just a "walk by" shooting without much thought given to it.

The thing I find impressive though is the fact that it was taken with a cheap Casio point & shoot camera. It just goes to show that you can get good results out of just about anything these days when the conditions are right.

As mentioned in a previous post, I did get a chance to take the Yashica out this weekend for its innaugural (post repair) roll of film.

The first thing I noticed is that this camera is an attention grabber. We stopped for breakfast Sunday morning, and while waiting for a table, a man walked up to me and said he used to have that exact same camera, and wondered aloud that had happened to his.

After we had been seated, a waitress was zooming by and it caught her eye sitting on the table. She stopped for a moment and asked if it was a Mamiya. Hmm. Not quite.

I guess the sight of a real camera amongst the onslaught of camera-phone toting teens taking self portraits at arms length is somewhat of a novelty these days.

We eventually ended up at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and I managed to raise the counter to 11 of the 12 exposures on the roll before the cold wind finally got to be too much. Since it was the only camera I had brought this time, I decided to save one in case something interesting caught my eye on the way home. Alas, nothing did, so I'll still need to find a use for that last frame before I can see the results.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I don't think my nieces would even realize it was a camera!