Skip to main content

View Diary: Why I ALWAYS carry my camera (84 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Chemicals are often hard to come by, (7+ / 0-)

    and I let all my equipment go (including my recipe book) years back when it still had value, and I needed the money. I have forgotten most of what I ever knew about processing.

    Everything I do now is digital, by necessity, but I still miss doing photography the old fashioned way. I really miss the smell of the chemicals, and the fact that if I rolled my film really tight, I could sometimes get 40-42 shots per roll...  ;-)

    Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul. -- Sam Mockbee ~~~For handmade silver jewelry, click here.~~~

    by Lorinda Pike on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 08:07:00 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  LP: I used to carry 60-shot rolls in an old (4+ / 0-)

      Pentax, to go to ball games. That way I could shoot nearly the whole first half, since I also had to scorekeep for my stories.... before changing film.

      Never will forget the night I laid on the roof of the pressbox in Water Valley for a bi-district six-man playoff game (Forsan and somebody, and Forsan won). About froze my little white yes right off out there, but the "booster club" president with his stogies inside the box didn't care...

      that pressbox was about half the size of a shipping container and about twice as airtight. The blue smoke fog amazed me. My allergies were pretty rotten even up top, but I could not, quite literally, draw breath in there.

      The radio guy sat out on the pressbox steps so he could see the field...

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 08:47:47 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Only did sideline stuff, but I wasn't afraid (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        BlackSheep1, Mentatmark, rubyr

        of heights. (Those rickety old high-school pressboxes are treacherous even without stogie-puffing boosters!)

        On "rolling your own" - I was never that successful with much over 45 - it often jammed, so I stopped rolling so much...

        Aah...small-town high school football, with only enough guys to play six-man teams. (We were big time - we dressed out about thirty players. Some of them we even used exclusively on offense... And we had a guy who could actually kick a field goal. Amazing...)

        Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul. -- Sam Mockbee ~~~For handmade silver jewelry, click here.~~~

        by Lorinda Pike on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:05:22 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  No, no, no ... I didn't roll 'em up. Our photog (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Mentatmark, Lorinda Pike, rubyr

          did -- he had this neat thing that looked like the 35mm version of the old 10mm "cassettes" that he rolled with. Nifty bit of tech, never seen its like before / since.

          I shot basketball at 1500 on Tri-X ... football I usually didn't have to "push". Stuff from the "combat camera operator" shoots -- where we went to, you know, the end-of-school party or the PTA fair or, in my case, the rodeo -- I didn't push at all. Just shot film and took down names...

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:14:21 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site