Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fish and Chips.

Fish and chips with a glass of Guiness, can't be beat. It's just a fried fillet of fish and some french fries but when it's called fish and chips it seems special. This came from the Londoner Pup vendors booth. Very hot, very tasty.

The Guiness adds considerably to the feast.

Lots of Hats

Another photo from the Worldfest in Addison, TX. I had been to enough of this type event to know that I did not want to shoot the usual stuff so I just wandered around. I shot a series of people wearing hats.
This girl never noticed me, she seemed to be looking for someone. I don't know if he or she ever showed up.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Corn on the cob.

I don't know who this lady is. If you do, let me know and I'll send her a copy. She was knoshing down on an ear of corn at the Worldfest in Addison, TX. I caught her by surprise but she just smiled. Very pretty smile too.

I was walking around the Worldfest just shooting faces. Most folks smiled, no one seemed to mind. It was a fun day and lots of interesting food.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A rose is a rose

I found a thriving row of rose bushes in Addison. I used my Canon EOS Rebel xs with the Canon 50/1.8 lens @ 1.8 aperture priority. They came out pretty well considering I usually don't shoot flowers.

Flowers, pussy cats, bugs and stuff belong on calenders as far as my biased view is concerned. I have some friends who make a good living shooting flowers so I'm not knocking it, it's just not my cup of tea. In fact I am more likely to shoot a cup of tea than a flower.

Go figure.

Monday, October 26, 2009


My granddaughter and her Highland dance group performed at the Annual Worldfest in Addison, TX over the weekend. I took along the camera and spent most of my time shooting faces and interesting people. There were groups representing national heritages from all over the world with dance, costume, music and food. So many cultures and som many people. A very interesting few hours.
The photo is my granddaughter doing one of the many Highland dances. The grooup photo shows others in the group as they waited for their turn.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day Three.

My photography has fallen on dull times as I cannot think of any photos I want to take. Been most nearby places and already shot them. I know, I know, things change everyday but there's no interest there.

I need a project.

Maybe I'll have an idea in a bit but for now I like low light black and white and I have attached an example. This is my granddaughter taken with a Minolta fixed lens AF oldie, the Hi-Matic af2.

Day Two.

Well, I think I am getting the hang of it and will now say something in a true Blogger fashion, meaning it's of no importance to anyone but me.

I have been buying, using, selling, and trading camera gear on the net for several years. I like digital but also enjoy processing my own black and white film.

I shoot digital with a Canon Rebel xs and film in a variety of cameras ranging from Leicas to old Minoltas that have been out of production for 20 years.

My oldest camera is an Argus made in 1937.
The camera that brought 35mm to the masses, made in America by a radio company as a copy of the original Barnac Leica.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day One

Just trying to get the hang of this thing.
Some folks eating at an International Festival.