Monday, September 29, 2008

Monochrome Monday


No, I haven't given up on Odd Shots. You will find my Odd Shot post below this one. Please make Odd Shot comments there.
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Aileni has been hosting Monochrome Mondays for a few weeks now and I decided that this is the perfect photo to render in sepia tones for my first entry. We met this old fashioned photographer with his antique camera during a hike in July. He said he thought he ought to use a camera as old as he is. I thought I saw him again today (Sunday) but the gentleman I saw, though wearing a similar hat, was shooting with a digital. When I told him I had thought he was the man with the old-fashoned camera, he knew who I was talking about, having encountered him from time to time on various trails.



13 comments:

babooshka said...

Interesting tale as well as a beauiful shot.

Aileni said...

I always wanted a Field Camera - it is one of my regrets that I wasted resources doing something else.
This shot has a resonance of Ansell Adams.
Wonderful.

PERBS said...

Wonder what his camera is shooting?

Nice photo for that meme.

Next week should be a real challenge for you with THREE memes to fill: odd shots, monochrome one and Bridges Between. (I guess I will be in the same boat!)

Still working on my two quilts but gave up at 1:00 AM this morning. Now I can't go to sleep but not willing to drag out the quilts again until later tonight.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a wonderful nostalgia trip with this pic! Those cameras certainly had so much class and pizzaz!

Dragonstar said...

I love the old cameras, but my digital is so much easier to use - and no running-costs either. I like your use of sepia for this.

CrazyCath said...

What a brilliant shot! You know, I tend to "overthink" these sometimes and I have tried to keep it simple this week.

I love this one though. So appropriate in sepia.

Daryl said...

What a perfect monochrome ... and it really brings back memories


:-Daryl

diane cook said...

This is perfect for sepia Katney. I love the shot! My Odd Shot has been posted~Have a great day!

leslie said...

Good shot with an intriguing story along with it. Wonder where the old guy is now?

Catherine said...

The unknown photographer.
What a nice sepia subject. And mysterious one. He reached perfection to look old fashioned.
Great choice.

AVCR8TEUR said...

If I didn't read your description, I swore this picture was taken 50+ years ago.

starnitesky said...

Good shot in sepia, interesting tale.

B. Roan said...

Perfect first post. This could have been taken in the 30's or 40's. Timeless. BJ