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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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The photo is unique , since there was no other camera on the Island at the time. The old box Brownie was not very sophisticated, nevertheless, it was capable of taking some good photos.


Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Photos such as this one bring back many childhood memories Lloyd. Somehow I cannot imagine them being as classic, or doing justice to the scene, if they had been shot in colour. Thanks for that. Dave

8:07:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

They were my first class of students, and though it seems like only yesterday, those still remaining are now likely all grandparents.

11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful Picture!! ... After studying the photo we recognized a number of the students as being our elders ... Some of which maybe our parents ... Lloyd is it possible you still remember some of the names of the students???

8:58:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

I remember them all like as if it were only yesterday. This was one of the great years of my life. What a wonderful bunch of kids. I wasn't much odler than some of them.

9:29:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Anonymous, if I knew your parents and grandparents, I would likely be able to identify them in the group. They were all Pittmans except for one family of Ricks.
The tallest boy standing at the back is Raymond Pittman , son of Elias. To his left is Evelyn, his first cousin, daughter of John.
Raymond helped me a lot with teaching the youngest pupils. Sadly, schools are not like that anymore. I'd be very happy to make contact with someone from that time. Like most Newfoundlanders, I grieve for the loss of what we once had.

10:59:00 PM  

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