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Hiatus

Many life changes are afoot. New responsibilities at work that come with long hours have me away and working. We have purchased our first house, and are moving and fixing a few things up. We have a new neighborhood with a real commute to work, and easy access to the High Line Canal Trail, giving us over 70 miles of new-to-us gravel to ride. Steph is already planning a circumnavigation of Denver on bike, maybe a century and a half of riding.

I hope there will be an announcement concerning the publication date of the first effort of the Rocky Mountain Film Photographers Society soon. There will be many new projects to follow.

Once the moving is done, you’ll be hearing from me.

The photo was taken somewhere out in Weld County Colorado, along the highway, in the company of Dan and Craig en route to a shoot. I used a Kodak Medalist loaded with Ilford Delta 400.

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