Humble Yet Heavenly – The Helios-44-2

As I recall, the first M42 lens I owned was a Takumar 55/1.8, a lens that has remained in my core arsenal in some form ever since. The second addition was something I stumbled across in a random junk box at a camera fair. It was battered, with worn paint in many places, and when… Continue reading Humble Yet Heavenly – The Helios-44-2

The Beauty Of Blog Archives – Gifts that Keep Giving

A number of blogs I've discovered in the last year or so have either published very few new posts since I've found them, or none at all. Some might think this is reason enough to visit them no further, as the author has little or nothing new to say. But the beauty of blogs of course is… Continue reading The Beauty Of Blog Archives – Gifts that Keep Giving

Mixte Feelings – When Your First Love Returns

Though it wasn't the first bike I was given, the first I really loved was a blue Raleigh Burner BMX, with yellow mag wheels and matching pad set. Coming of bicycling age in the midst of BMX's original heyday, most of my friends also had one. Those whose parents couldn't stretch to a revered Diamond… Continue reading Mixte Feelings – When Your First Love Returns

The Inconsistent Fruits Of The Photowalk

A photowalk I would define as any walk where you have the intention of deliberately making a photograph. These can vary greatly in length and time, and yield anything from dozens, even hundreds of images, to none at all, if nothing worthwhile presents itself. I confess I've found the inconsistent fruits of the photowalk a… Continue reading The Inconsistent Fruits Of The Photowalk