Happened to watch on Youtube a CBS doc on Robert Kennedy narrated by Walter Cronkite. He spoke of the people who loved RFK and those who thought him ruthless. If you think of Kennedy and then open your eyes and see Donald Trump. It makes you ill. After RFK assassination, President Johnson called for a panel “to look into the violent fabric of America”.
This evening out in the boathouse, I made a sketch of a great Canadian, Lord Strathcona, he of the CPR.
The surprise of the week, a photo of Grace got spotlighted over on Flickr.com and has gained over 9000 views in 24 hours.
if you click the image you will jump to my flickr account and will find in the Tugfest set several more shots taken at Tugfest 2013 this morning in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Nikon DSLRD3100 mostly with the 18-55mm lens.
Combat Graflex sometimes referred to as a Combat 70 or Gulliver’s Contax. Designed by Zeiss Ikon’s Hubert Nerwin. Resembles a Contax II on steroids. Madfe between 1953 and 1957 and used by the US ARMY SIGNAL CORP up to and including the early years of the Viet Nam War.
taken in 1998 with a Sony Mavica Fd 7 digital camera…. I wonder how far advanced digital cameras will be ten years from today. Note the width of those floorboards. This fort had no wall or palisade, just a collection of small buildings. 1880s era when th US Army fought the Apaches.
arge solar panel installation to the south of Midland, Ontario – three shot panorama just placed next to each other without any stitching software
when you approach this from the south, you see it from high ground and today I could not figure out what it was, it looked like an ice covered small lake surrounded by trees. This combo 3 shot pano is a little deceiving, it was shot from the side and does not really show how incredibly wide this panels array truly is. Very large installation.
Polaroid 660 Sun Camera, purchased new by me, still in my collection of cameras.
The Polaroid Autofocus 660: a square-bodied instant camera in Polaroid‘s 600-series. It was the first in the range to use Polaroid’s patented Sonar Autofocus device. The distance to the subject was calculated by firing an infra-red beam that bounced back to a gold-coloured receiver behind a plastic grille.
The film was branded using different names: “Extreme 600” and “Notepad“.
A high definition “professional” film named “779” was also sold.
Some of the cameras had ‘sonar’ autofocus and/or featured glass lenses, but most had plastic lenses with a fixed focus of around 4 feet.
A “close-up” lens was often included, but this took the form of a simple plastic meniscus that slid into place.
Many of the models are functionally identical to others but have different coloured fascia, names and stickers according to marketing territory. Several models were limited editions with tie-ins to icons of popular culture, such as Barbie or the Spice Girls, while other versions were promotional items made for corporate entities and are now highly collectible thanks to their rarity.
Polaroids were the brainchildren of Dr. Edwin Land
donation to my camera collection, thanks Angie and Mikeintroduced 1959
Lens: 100mm f/8.8, 3-element glass Shutter: 2-speed rotary-leaf design with speeds of 1/25th of a second and 1/100 of a second, plus bulb Flash: M-sync via Polaroid “hot shoe“
Exposure set by Polaroid Light Value scale. (Standard EV scale on 80A and 80B).
Rigid viewfinder on top of camera.
Distance focus by rotating lens front-element.
Self-erecting bellows design.
Steel body painted gray for model 80, brown – 80A & 80B.
Most (but not all) model 80’s have chrome plated trim, especially noticeable on the lens ring. Some model 80’s and all 80A and 80B have polished steel trim.