Friday, December 23, 2016
I love the lights and many of the decorations and the general festiveness, and the food. Since this is a photography blog, I hope that if you were wanting that "special" photo item, you ended up getting it, or giving something to start another young photographer on his or her way. In Christmas 1973, I received a new Exa IIa, which cemented my love for photography.
At one time, it seemed that a lot of people had a roll of 12 exposures in their Brownie that covered not one, but often, two Christmases. Then Polaroids and Instamatics got them shooting a bit more frequently. Here is a really dorky photo of me from Christmas, 1966, in which I am holding my prized G.I. Joe doll (ahem, they had not come up with the term action-figure as yet). I was 10, so that was 50 years ago. My cousin Brenda MacDonald was less than a year old. Are cardboard fireplaces still a thing?
Anyhow, shoot some film, enjoy the festivities, and be careful on the road!