“When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone.“ (George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons) A red star may not be bleeding above the sky, and given the intensity of summer heat in Western New York, darkness …
Being primarily a Nikon and Minolta (film) user, I surprised myself by becoming the owner of a Pentax K1000 recently. I had been in the process of buying a Minolta X300 locally and when I went to collect the camera, the seller asked me if I’d be interested in the contents of a curious looking case he had strategically placed beside the Minolta. As an a addicted film camera collector, I had to look inside the box… after all, you never know !
I’ve been a Pentax user since the days before people called themselves ‘shooters’ – since 1984, to be exact. The ME Super I bought then is worth far more to me than to anyone else, so I’ll never part with it. It’s had a variety of lenses for company: some best forgotten, some that I still use and value.
Entering the world of film photography was a bit painful for me as I didn’t get to see the results from the first 2 film rolls I shot. The first one was loaded incorrectly and the second one was processed erroneously by my local lab. Nonetheless, looking back at those minor inconveniences, I realise they were there to teach me what film photography is all about and how the digital revolution changed how my approach photography.