I had an appointment in the city, as usual I took a camera along with me. But instead of just grabbing Rosie or my Diana (the slut of cameras - "she's sloppy...and everyone's had a go") I grabbed the first camera I ever owned...Alfred, the (Cosina made) Nikon FE10.
Today I discovered how I fell in love with taking photos. It was because of Alfred, if it wasn't for him I don't think I would have cared much about photography at all. I love shooting with him, I can't believe I left him sitting in the bottom of a camera bag for so long.
He's not all fancy with a whole heap of hoozy-wotsit's or anything at all really. He has a lens, a couple of dials to set film and shutter speed and a button to open up the shutter. But that's what makes him special.
I forgot theres another trigger-me-jig that let's you preview something or something ??? I dunno. And a timer...I know...fancy!
After my appointment I just wondered around window shopping, with Alfred slung over my shoulder ready to expose the cheapest film I could find ($1 a roll).
It was a bit weird at first, getting used to the now unfamiliar way of changing the speed and aperture. But it didn't take long to get reacquainted with the feel and sound of the old boy, only a couple of frames or three.
I can't wait to get my film developed and scanned...even though the pictures are probably all really bad!