Tag Archives: camera

Golf and others

29 Jun

You know, for my first time out golfing this year, I was mightily impressed with how I actually faired. Aside from a bad back nine one day, I shot both a 44 and a 41 on the front nine of different courses. Personally, I am very pleased with those results and both golfing days turned out to be gorgeous. Maybe the great weather helped my game?

Golf Course

Golf Course

Dad Golfing

Dad Golfing

#3 at Badlands GC

#3 at Badlands GC

 

Golfing Panorama

Golfing Panorama

Also, today is National Camera Day, and since I like to take pictures of things that are not really all that exciting, here are some shots of Minneapolis that I happened to take while I was downtown in this glorious weather today.

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis Reflection

Nicollet Mall Minneapolis Reflection

Walker Sculpture Garden

Walker Sculpture Garden

Walker Sculpture Garden

Walker Sculpture Garden

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Trying Something New This Summer

14 Mar

This something new is photography. Yes, this blog has photos that I’ve taken, but let’s be honest here, they are all with my cell phone, and that really isn’t conducive to getting really great shots. And since my dad had some photography equipment hanging around in an upstairs closet just collecting dust, I’m going to try and make the best of it and learn how to shoot photos with an older camera. None of the camera equipment is digital and all of it is from the late 70’s or early 80’s, but it is really high quality stuff. The main camera is an Olympus OM-2n (which I’ve garnered was a fairly professional 35mm SLR for the time) and has a all sorts of additional stuff to go with it. A telescopic lens, wide angle lens, filter and some other additional stuff will make for a lot of trial and error with the pictures, but it’s a learning experience and should be a lot of fun to use. Honestly, I used to use this camera when I was a little kid, so it’s really just about learning the art behind taking good pictures. I remember using it in London and since then it has been replaced by other cameras that are just point-and-shoot types to make things easier. But I want to try out photography in a more artful capacity than digital point-and-shoot, and since I can’t afford a DSLR, this is the next best thing. As you can see, there is quite a lot to play with here and my summer just got a whole lot fuller with a new hobby.

Olympus Camera Equipment

Olympus Camera Equipment