Photo of the Day (we take a hike to the falls)
We really did take a hike to the Saugatuck falls today. And with a title like that, I’ll bet you are all expecting wondrous pictures of the falls. I’d have them if it wasn’t for the fact that I am still shooting with a film camera. You see, there is a limited amount of exposures on a roll of film and I keep expecting to take a gigabyte worth of pictures.
However, there I was, lugging a camera bag with my 105mm, 28mm, 200mm, 24mm and 50mm lenses not to mention my wallet, cell phone, lens cleaner, extra batteries and only one roll of film and a few shots from an old roll still in the camera. So by the time we made it to the falls — slowly and with a lot of protesting from Mom about how steep, slippery and treacherous it was getting there — and the light was finally worth something, I was out of film. And of course, Nick still has custody of my digital camera.
Nick has some lovely shots of the falls — there has been a lot of rain lately and so the falls are full and running and powerful but I just have pictures of the way to the falls. I did take a shot or two with the digital camera when I could snatch it from Nick for a moment or two, but I can’t tell which ones they are in the midst of the hundreds of shots he took. Maybe he’ll send a shot to me to post so I can show you how worth the walk it was.
It has been nice to be able to have the different lenses to shoot with. Long lenses are nice — the compression factor is lovely. Wide angle lenses are fun, too. But lugging all that gear to the falls and back and having such a finite amount of film. OY. Digital is just so much more convenient. I’m going to keep lugging for a little while longer. I do want to go back to the beach with my other lenses and see what I get. The kids want to go into NY tomorrow and if I am brave and maybe a little bit stupid, I’ll lug the stuff there too. Oh, who am I kidding? The beach will be enough.