Well, Steve, looking at this so very cool image of yours - taken with your X100v - makes me really see and feel (and not merely 'understand' with my neurons) why it's a special camera. And I have to say, you are putting yours to good use
If my memory serves me well, Tintin wore this outfit during his visit to l'Île Noire - his trip to the Black Island - and what a trip it was! In honor of this so-damn-cool photo, all a true TinTin fan can really do is raise a glass of the good stuff... Cheers!
Miquel, I bought one of those in the 1980s too. I used it all the time as a 'serious compact' traveler. Still have it. But it has been filed away for years. Fantastic lens and amazing design. And Aardman Studios is an all time favorite of mine! Nice photo.Day 8: Old friends
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
For a number of years, starting from around the mid 1980's and going through most of the 1990's, my pocketable carry-everywhere and especially take-with-me-on-long-trips camera was the diminutive Rollei 35. I found its quirks - a pull-out lens which only retracts after advancing the film - and a tiny DOF (depth of field) scale on even tinier lens which made setting focus an adventure - endearing, and somehow it always had a way of taking good and occasionally great photographs, almost by itself.
I haven't used it for quite a few years but this morning I unzipped its tiny case and, holding it in my hands again, made me itch to shoot another roll of film through it .... for fun.
When my two sons, long since grown into large and generally rational human beings, were very young, we spent a lot of time together watching early Wallace & Gromit claymation-animation films. My all time favorite was (and still is) 'The Wrong Trousers'. Some years ago I was given my very own small stuffed Wallace doll, and as an extra special bonus, his dastardly antagonist, the evil Penguin (who disguises himself as a chicken by wearing a tiny rubber chicken hat atop his penguin head); they sit in a place of honor atop one of my bookcases .... not all that far away from my Rollei 35.
That's my photo for Day 8 - a portrait of some fine old friends.
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