Reading Material

I just bought a copy of “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. It is one of my all time favorites and I am so glad to have my own copy to be able to peruse and re-read at will. I love her writing voice, it is so descriptive. I also bought a book about the philosophy of photography and some social commentary by ordinary people (which was quite interesting by the way) and a darkroom handbook. I am itching to get at them and start reading. This week, my creativity has ranged from painting a “save polaroid” stencil on the back of my car to decorating a cake for a friend of mine (only to have the icing “melt” off the sides into drifts of icing) and shooting some digital out at one of the local lakes. My favorite photo is of my friend Heath’s eye, in which you can see the reflection of me and the lovely blue sky in his intensely blue eyes. It was my favorite although I also got some others that were extreme close-ups of small plants under the trees. I am still in a quandry about whether or not to downsize or get rid of my digital camera all together so as to be able to more readily purchase a large format camera. I was thinking that I would like going back to shooting just a prime medium length lens like a 50mm or something like that. I don’t know. I’ll figure it out eventually…


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