1. December, 2007 - first snow?


The first real snow of the year started within the past hour. They say we’re in for 6-10 inches here in town. But they also said it wasn’t supposed to start snowing until around noon, and there’s already accumulation at ten am. I guess we’ll see, but I’m expecting to get a chance to try out my new snowblower sometime today or tomorrow.

In other news, I guess I found the cure to my recent photography blahs. Two weeks ago there was a film-only flickr photowalk and I went out and bought a new (used) camera for it, since my existing film camera needs some work. I got a Mamiya 645 Pro with the waist-level viewfinder in it. I’d never shot medium format before, never used a camera with a waist-level viewfinder before, and hadn’t shot film for something like 15 years. But I had a blast, and exposed 32 frames of film. Got it developed and scanned them in, and came up with about a dozen photos I like. Other folks took some nice photos that day, too. Here’s one of my favorites from the day.

And since then, I’ve been digging the photography thing a lot more than I had in early November. Went out on the day after Thanksgiving and shot some digital, and yesterday I picked up more film, a developing tank, and some chemicals. Plus a telephoto lens for my Mamiya. I’d planned to head out to the Auto Body Experience show this evening to take some pictures, but we’ll see how the snow is. It might just be a good night to stay home. But anyway, I’ve been having fun with the cameras again, and that’s a good thing.

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