One of these days I should try to learn something about photography. I cannot even say I am self-taught. I simply go out with a camera and bring back some images. All nine of the image sets in the following three posts here were made with film cameras. Either our Nikon N65 35mm SLR or our trusty little Olympus μ 35mm point and shoot were used for all of these submissions.
Mrs. FC's complaints about all of my wasted film were solved when I purchased my first digital camera last November. I got a Nikon D80. Nevertheless, for me, it is still luck to make a good photo. At least with the digital camera, I don't have to pay for processing and or printing until I've seen the image on my big monitor at home. The D80 will have paid for itself in a few years!
The little island of Santorini, Greece
offered up this opportunity to snap a church photo. The Nikon N65 was the camera for this image.
The beach at the Nadezhda Hotel near Gelendjik, Russia
on the Black Sea's eastern shore is where this image was made with the Nikon N65.
When we visited some friends near Napa, California
the spring air was really cold. So, the vineyard workers used these smudge pots to prevent any frost damage to the plants. This photo was taken with the Nikon N65.
Why we were in Geneva, Switzerland
in January of 2003 is another story. The wind off Lake Geneva really blows. Here is proof of what happens when someone doesn't heed the warnings about parking near the lakeshore. I used the Nikon N65 for this.
Each year in Dieppe, France
this is a HUGE kite festival. There is always plenty of wind in this seaside town. The image was made with a Nikon N65.
Along the Black Sea's eastern coast near Novorossyisk and Gelendjik, Russia
is the Utrish Dolphinarium. This photo was made with the Olympus μ 35mm point and shoot after the Nikon N65 refused to advance its film! Luck was with me as the timing was right to get the dolphins just out of the water.