Sunday, April 25, 2010
The sign of a true friend
This is the sign of a true friend. No, really. It is. Let me 'splain. We're going to take a trip Out West & we even signed up to be escorted around for 4 hours by a photographer from the Ansel Adams Gallery. Yeah, ANSEL ADAMS Gallery, in YOSEMITE. Only one problem with the plan -- we've got a digital SLR, 2 non-working 35 mm film cameras & an unreliable point-and-shoot. I had really hoped one of the 35 mm would work out & I could load it with black and white film & it would be most awesome, but it's not. And, let's face it, even if the point-and-shoot was marginally reliable, it's not going to give me the "wow" factor I want. So, this is where true friendship rears its beautiful head. My friend Barbara, upon hearing the tale-of-woe regarding my discover that the 35 mm option is out, says "Why don't you take my camera?" *blink* *blink* *blink* She's serious. And she's willing to entrust me with her Olympus D-SLR for the duration of the trip, provided she gets to see all of the lovely photos I take and I reacquaint her with this camera, which has been languishing in its case for a couple of years. So, will the camera pass muster? I shot the above photo this morning under cloudy, rainy skies. I think I am a happy woman. And I haven't even read through the manual or played with any of the features. Barbara rocks.