Monday, March 03, 2008


Not the most imaginative of titles for a post, but it's the date. I'm home with some kind of nasty cold virus that has made me feel pretty crappy the past few days, and I spent a good deal of yesterday in Rochester, MI sitting at a table (along with my friend Cynthia) to appraise cameras and photos for the Rochester-Avon Historical Society's Appraisal Day -- not one person came in with something for us to look at. So, as you can imagine, that was a bust. Speaking of busts, I had some nice feedback on my previous post, which is encouraging.

Even earlier, I posted about the demise of Polaroid film, and the media response to what is happening has been nothing short of amazing. I think if anything, this has opened people's minds to why Polaroid film is unique, and has no digital equivalent. I hope someone rescues the process.

I have to confess that I am tired of winter now. This has been a strange winter. If it were not for the frequent melt-offs and rains following snow accumulations, we would be up to our elbows in snow. But, I also hate having it snow and then raining and freezing a few days later. Ugh. So, it's March 3, and I would like to see an end to gray days, and more sun and the hope of green. Of course, I know we have at least a month to go before it feels really spring-like.

I've been having fun with my Hasselblad - I finally picked up an 80mm planar lens with a hood for it for $260. That would have been unheard of a few years ago. Thank you, people, for dumping your beautiful Hassy gear and jumping to the Digital World of No End of Upgrades in Sight. That makes using the Hasselblad affordable for me. Now to pick up a couple more backs, and I'll be set for a while.

So, appropriately, here are a few 'blad shots from inside the Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, where it does not matter what time of year it is outside.

bamboo wall
Bamboo Wall

saurian food
Saurian Food - a Cycad at MBG

1 comment:

happy said...

it seems that the cold virus has infected a big part of the globe this week. here in the philippines, almost everyone has it, too.