Experience

I’ve been on the road a lot recently, and it’s left me with a backlog of film to process, and no time to do it. Six day work week to boot. I may just have to give up and send film out to be processed, which is a new experience.

Still, it’s given me new things to see and fodder for photos. It’s good to get out.

I’ve recently had another of my camera reviews up on a bigger website. Emulsive, a fantastic site that’s a great resource for the film community, was kind enough to publish my review of the Canon 7 Rangefinder I love and lug about so often. I’m not big on technical information. I don’t pixel peep and wax poetic about lens coatings or know the names of all the formulas that create them. I’m not always possessed of the most accurate information about a given thing. In talking with Emulsive, I admitted that I really don’t have anything to offer but my experiences with a thing. And it turned out, that was enough.

shoot-532If we’re being honest about it, none of us has more than our experiences. We have things, but those really aren’t our own. Unlike experiences, those can be taken away. We have knowledge, memories, but those are secondary to our experiences.

So when I spend a day on the road, I wake up looking forward to the day’s experiences to come. Looking forward to what I will see and do before sundown and bed in another hotel.

I’ll be in town for a bit, working on a camera and hopefully getting another back from the repair shop, but then back out. This time with my beloved in tow for the first camping outing of the year and some epic scenery to photograph. Experiences like these, I look forward too.

Here’s the Canon 7 review on Emulsive

6 Comments

  1. April 25, 2016
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    Hi Andrew, this is John Crane up in Fort Collins. Just wanted to say hello, and keep up the good work. I’ve been checking out your stuff on emulsive and on your site. Looking forward to seeing some of your large format work. I’ve been eyeballing the same move, and may dive in this fall… we’ll see. We travel many of the same roads. I’m up in North Park and southern Wyoming a lot… Here’s hoping we bump into each other some day. Until then, be well and keep shooting. Cheers, jbcrane

    • Andrew
      April 25, 2016
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      I was up in Fort Collins the other day. If we ever cross paths, first beer is on me!

      I’ve followed your blog for a while now. Great work with that F6.

  2. April 25, 2016
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    One more thing… you’re love for steel isn’t lost on me. One of my prize possessions is my now ancient Ritchey Ascent Comp, purchased in the early 90’s at Paragon Sports in Evergreen. Keep on pedaling.

    • Andrew
      April 25, 2016
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      I remember those! Good solid ride, as I recall.

  3. Hernando
    July 29, 2016
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    Hi! I enjoy reading your articles so thank you for devoting your energies to them! I noticed Emulsive’s blurb wrongly states that you ride steel-framed “motor bikes”… 🙂

    • Andrew
      July 30, 2016
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      He did. I used to ride motorcycles some years ago, so no real harm. Thanks for reading! I’m on a bi-weekly schedule right now, but I may get enough time to go back to twice a week if time allows. I’ll be dropping a link to a new website in the coming weeks as well, if you want to read more of my babbling on.

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