Iphone: Emergency!!!

Last post for 2010. I'm going to take some time off with my family. Enjoy the holiday season! See ya next year...

Shot and processed with the Iphone. You like how I snuck in some "B&H"?



Here are a couple of figures I found in the MOMA sculpture garden...


Epic Skyline

Looking uptown (from the tippy top of an un-named downtown skyscraper). I'm standing on top of the world.


Vintage Camera: Kodak Brownie Target Six-20

Another week, another camera, another Ebay find, another Kodak. I've been wanting a straight up box camera for a while and was able to find this one for $5.50. Yes, there are more exotic, more colorful boxes out there, but this one is original--the "Model-T" of cameras that made photography affordable to the masses. It retailed for $1 in 1900.

Now that I have basic Brownie, the standard bearer box camera, I'll be on the lookout for some of the more unique and harder to find front designs and body colors.


World Trade Center: Lunch Break

The work at the World Trade Center site is intense. These guys bust it day in an day out, so when lunch time comes around they're entitled to a little R&R.


Vintage Camera: Yashica Electro 35

The latest vintage camera buy--a Yashica Electro 35. The Electro 35 is a rangefinder camera, first introduced in 1966. I like the cheap price, $10 on Ebay for what was once a revolutionary camera.

The Electro 35 features a light light meter that remains active as long as the shutter is open, so if during the exposure the scene happens to darken or lighten, the exposure control responds. In addition, it is an aperture-priority camera which means you set your desired aperture/depth of field, and the camera adjusts shutter speed for you. There are two warning lights on top of the camera to help you with this.

All in all it is a pretty cool first rangefinder.