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Time Travel with Your Digital Camera

I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while – in various threads in my brain. What if you want to simulate the way we used to photograph, but with your digital camera? What must we adjust to simulate, say, film photography on our DSLR? What if you want to go back in time to the dark ages of photography – 1960? Spoiler alert – you may not like it.

Well, the first thing would probably be to set your camera to M – or manual mode.

It’s a Wonderful World!

Well, sometimes it seems like it anyway.

Today we had to drive to the store and my wife wanted to listen to a particular radio station that I knew would fade out on our way into the city (it’s a particularly low wattage station), so I showed her how to listen to it with a phone app. She was pretty amazed (she’s a low tech person). And we had crystal clear, digital reception, anywhere we drove. Simply amazing!

Coming Home…

When my family came to Texas, it took me quite a while to consider it my “home”. After all, we lived in Illinois for almost 20 years, so that seemed like home, although I never felt “at home” there. Finally, after living in Texas almost 5 years now, I’m feeling like it is my home, and my whole family feels at home here. We have wonderful friends, live in a quiet, small town, and have been welcomed by everyone we meet. Texas is truly our home.

Mirror, Mirror…

I thought it would be interesting to look at some of my photos with reflections. I’ve always thought reflections were cool, and sometimes we get good shots of reflectiveness without even trying.

Here’s a few of my shots with reflections, some on purpose, some accidental.


No story today – just a great close-up photo of a longhorn steer near my house! I love it when they come close to the fence so I can take their photo. Enjoy! Taken with my Samsung Galaxy 10+ (no film today).

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

I found an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, and I was anxious to test it out to see how it worked. It’s a completely manual camera, and was one of the first to have TTL metering. It meters in stopped down mode, so you focus first (with the lens wide open) then press a button which turns on the meter, goes into stopped down mode, where you can check the depth of field, and set the exposure. Then you can take the shot, and the meter turns off automatically. So, let’s go into the field to see how it works.