Welcome to Week 17 of this humble installment of my photographic journey throughout this craft. I wanted to give a very warm thanks to all the usual readers of this blog who’s comments and insights I value and all new readers.
Sketches of Life
Nature has a natural order of things. In order to survive our ecology follows a path that its been doing for centuries. Within that order we have prey, predators, and adapters. I’d like to focus on the last one – adapters.
I consider myself an adapter. I started this craft way back in 1994 with good ole film, had a huge break, and rekindled my love affair in 2010. When I resurfaced into the digital world I tried a number of cameras in order to fine tune what I liked and disliked. During that process I discovered a number of things. Things that surprised me, but in the end, they became my nature – Small Format Cameras.
I deviated from that path several times only to come running back to it in a hurry. Actually several times, as I tried to go against my nature to no avail. Silly me, as deep down I already knew where I was and where I wanted to go but got dissuaded along the path. Nevertheless, I continue to evolve and continue to nurture this craft.
This week seemed, at least for me, like I was in a zone where all my shots where keepers. I don’t know if that happens to you all but once in a while it happens to me and this week was it. I hopped in and out of various social scenes like a chameleon, dancing in between sketches of life I wanted to capture with the lens.
Once again, I must say the LX3 handled itself beautifully. The more I shoot with this little digicam the more I appreciate its Leica lens which is fast throughout its entire focal length. Yes, I’m aware it’s not the latest and greatest but within it genre, its tough to beat I would say even in today’s world.
I also wanted to especially thank Ryan from last week’s comments who shared a wonderful link to Phil Dougliss’ work. In a few words, oh my gosh, what a photographer, what a vision, and what an executor. I highly recommend you peruse his digital cyberbook. I’ve been reveling in it all week reading and learning.