The way back machine has brought us to December 2010. I love this image of Max decorating our Christmas tree, his expression is priceless! Another great chrome in the family collection. Happy decorating!
Let’s go back to December 2012 when our family took part in the “It’s a Wonderful Run” 5K in Seneca Falls, NY. Bedford Falls the town in the classic Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is claimed to actually be modeled after Seneca Falls. Anyway this was such a super fun event!
After the race we went to dinner with friends and spent the night. Sunday on our way home we stopped in Skaneateles, NY for their annual “Dickens Christmas” event. The village of Skaneateles hosts this event for four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Again another really fun time.
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For the next two months our lives will be consumed by pumpkin everything. My personal favorite are pumpkin pancakes and we’ve been making this one recipe for 14 years. It has become a family staple come Autumn in our home and this morning was no exception.
What are your favorite fall foods/recipes?
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I began shooting slide film around 1990 but most of the images I made at this point were mostly captured on print film, something I regret. I didn’t really begin to convert solely to slide film until early 1992 and have been shooting it ever since. I’ll admit that in 2005 I was intrigued by the digital camera and purchased my first DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. I enjoyed it and made some great images with it as well. I loved the instant gratification of viewing the picture immediately. I also liked the fact that outside the camera and flash card there was no additional cost of film purchase and processing. I vowed to never shoot another roll of film again.
That vow would only last about 6 months before I found myself lacking in something I craved the most. A tangible asset. I would go on to own more DSLR camera bodies as well as film bodies. I spent several years arguing the film vs. digital argument only to realize that it all boils down to preference and what your goals are. There is room in my camera bag for both film and digital.
Our world moves at the speed of now and that is why I carry a DSLR with me most of the time. News happens at a moments notice!
A passion of mine is to preserve history and I choose to do my preservation through photography. No matter the subject matter or the camera you use every click of the shutter captures a moment in time, a piece of our history and for me that is most important. Over the past 24 years I have been documenting my career mostly on film but I do have several hundred images made with a digital camera. I have also been documenting our family as well which is 90% slide film and 10% digital. Without an actual physical count I’d have to estimate my family slide collection hovers somewhere near 8,000 images of which only half have been filed. I just received another 216 slides the other day from the holidays.
Another reason I still shoot slide film is because of monetary value. Collectors want originals. I’ve sold older slides from my collection on Ebay for some serious amounts of money. As a matter of fact I know people who do it for a living. They buy slide collections and break them up. This is both sad and fascinating as well. I’ve slowly been acquiring slides that I hope to flip in the near future but only time will tell.
Since Kodak has exited the slide film market entirely there are only several choices left in which to buy it. Agfa Photo has recently restarted its slide film business and I’m glad because I love the stuff compared to Fuji’s. Its comes done to personal choice. Also Kodak does not process film anymore and most film (Print) is either processed in house at local photo labs or stores like Walmart or CVS. Slide film processing is only done at a handful of locations around the United States with the most popular being Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas.
Although those yellow Kodak boxes of joy that came in the mail are no longer I still get excited for those Red, White & Blue boxes from Dwayne’s!
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This weeks “Photo of the Week” comes from Chad Smith of the Adirondack Canoe Company in Minerva, NY. On January 1st 2016 Chad and his wife Emily paddle into the New Year along Minerva Stream. Their canoe is a light weight 16′ long 32″ wide kevlar tandem canoe called the “Tamarac”.
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