All in all it’s just another pic on the wall …

It’s taken a while, but I finally got around to re-hanging the ‘picture’ wall to include the latest Gray’s School of Art short course exhibits. Looks good!

It’s not false modesty to say they’re “okay, but not fine art”. Perhaps they don’t even match my strapline of artless but enticing, but what they are is a set of half-decent B&W analogue prints that gave a great deal of pleasure in the taking and making of them (frustration too, but mainly fun). And anyway, this quote from Susan Sontag gives us all hope:

“Time eventually positions most photographs, even the most amateurish, at the level of art.”

I can wait …

Postscript: Here’s a pic of my ‘new’ Nikon F3 HP film camera with its motor drive, 50mm prime lens and 35-135mm zoom lens. It was given away, free, to a good home; well to me anyway!

Until now, my B&W analogue pics have been taken with a Canon EOS 300 camera with autofocus and a variety of modern lenses (although I don’t always use autofocus). It will be interesting to see how the Nikon matches up.

According to Ken Rockwell’s web site, the F3 was in production from 1980-2001, remaining so even after the F4 and F5 were introduced. He gives the F3 the accolade of being one of Nikon’s best pro cameras.

The HP model was introduced in 1982 and going by its serial number, mine was made in 1983 – 34 years old and still in almost mint condition!


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😎 Former scientist, now graduated to a life of leisure; Family man (which may surprise the family - it certainly surprises him); Likes cycling and old-fashioned B&W film photography; Dislikes greasy-pole-climbing 'yes men'; Thinks Afterlife (previously known as Thea Gilmore) should be much better known than she is; Values decency over achievement.

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