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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Because of cloud cover I was not able to get a shot of the moon as it reappeared on the other side of the shadow.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Charles Cheeseman said...

Good clear shots! You must have a decent telephoto lens.

4:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Nothing fancy, just a Panasonic DMC-FZ30 with its 12X (35-420mm) zoom. For those who can't afford the luxury of going all the way to a DSLR, this camera has got to be the next best thing. The newer FZ50with its higher useable ISO has got to be even better.

5:41:00 PM  

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