forgotton hammer

Forgotten tool from an abandoned project – as seen through a window that I had installed a long time ago on tile carefully set by me. This was once our house – it was completely reconstructed over the 8 years we lived there. Then sold. Subsequent owners and renters left the house in ruins. A visit back saw the house gutted and lost. Brass numbers hang neglected – a haven for spiders. I shaped that cedar plaque and affixed those numbers. A sad sight for us. It was once nearly perfect. Time takes its toll. Our garden shed was once … Continue reading forgotton hammer

USS George Bancroft SSBN-643 – A Cold War Warrior

On permanent display outside the U.S. Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE), Kings Bay, Georgia Not often do you get to see a submarine surfacing through the earth. A true Cold War warrior. ¬†America deployed the first boomers, the Forty-one for Freedom, to deter the Soviet Union from launching a first strike nuclear attack on the United States. Love them or loathe them, they prevented a nuclear war with the Soviets and that was their mission. The new (1980s) Trident class nuclear ballistic submarines (SSBNs) are the latest way to deter an enemy from launching a first strike. They are essentially invisible … Continue reading USS George Bancroft SSBN-643 – A Cold War Warrior

Photo Gear No More – the ones we regret.

As collectors, Carol and I have to make some tough decisions from time to time (actually a lot). While we would love to own every camera, lens and photo thingy that strikes our fancy, we, like most people, have a budget. Well not really a budget per se as a budget requires planning and thought – something we rarely do. What we have in reality is limited space (and funds) just like most people. Compromises must be made – negotiations entered into and decisions rendered. So our collection is a dynamic thing – a living, breathing thing that must be … Continue reading Photo Gear No More – the ones we regret.

I See Red – Fujica DL-20

Pretty little Fujica DL-20 from 1983. The world’s first 35mm drop-in loading camera! Simply load your Fujifilm cartridge into the opening on the bottom, close the back – and your Fujica will do the rest! Released in March 1983 in Japan, it was also known as the ‘Auto Mate’.¬† Weighs in at 300 g. Fits nicely in your hand (although a bit small for me) and fits in a coat pocket with ease. A simple, compact 35mm point and shoot camera from Fuji Photo Film. We don’t know if we’re going to shoot the Acros first or load up some … Continue reading I See Red – Fujica DL-20

Thank You!

Carol and I would just like to say thank you to everyone who’s stopped by our blog over these past 2 years! It’s been a pleasure sharing our little bits of knowledge with you all and what a joy it is to read your wonderful posts! What’s been reaffirmed for us is that the world isn’t falling apart – that it isn’t filled with just hateful people with horrible agendas. Caring people are everywhere… Positive thoughts and actions, kindness, sincerity and charity to those less fortunate leads to true happiness in life (a loving partner helps to). An endless supply … Continue reading Thank You!