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Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I have been taking photographs since I was very young and bought my first camera a black and white Kodak Brownie camera. I realizes that being an artist helped me in framing photographs. I worked my way up to a Canon A1 35mm camera. I have multiple lenses and filters for it. A wonderful camera! I went digital with a Canon Power Shot A2000IS. I still use it and in fact that was the camera I took to California when I went to get my brother. You can see the pictures and story for that in C.J.'s Great Adventure. I am now using a Canon Rebel XS digital camera that my late brother bought for me. All of which I have used to take pictures of nature and family and anything else that catches my eye. What cameras have you used? What are you using now? Feel free to post your favorite photos.

Close Up of Mushrooms
Close Up of Tree Trunks
Cluster of Wild Mushrooms
Mossy Rocks
Mushroom Cluster
Plant Among Rocks
Plant in Concrete
Rail Fence
Squirrel. I took the squirrel pictures for my Mom.
Tree Stumps

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 07:06 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde

    by michelewln on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 07:06:06 AM PDT

  •  Cameras I have had... then and now (9+ / 0-)

    I love your photography.  Excellent eye!

    I also started taking photos when very young.  My uncle got me started thinking about what I was taking when he showed me how to frame a photo.  I was hooked!  I was maybe 9-10 years old.  I also loved his camera which was a Kodak Pony.  I probably loved it because of its name.  :-)

    Can't remember which was my first camera of my own but I remember Mother and Daddy's camera being a Kodak pull-out which looked something like this one.

    I have had (in no particular order) a Kodak 3C; several small Nikon point and shoots; a Nikon FG with 2-3 lenses; a Nikon D80 with several lenses (which I would like to sell); a Nikon Coolpix 7600 (excellent little point and shoot with wonderful macro capabilities and quite good video); a Canon SD890IS which I loved although it had limited macro abilities.  I left it laying in a doctor's office (stupid) and when I returned it was gone.

    Now I have just purchased a Fujifilm Finepix S8600.  So
    far I am happy with it.  Here are a couple samples.

    So, thank you again for your diary and for allowing us to add our own photos.

    It does not require many words to speak the truth. --Chief Joseph

    by CONEFLOWER42 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:06:46 AM PDT

  •  Since it is Sunday (7+ / 0-)

    I posted an archaeology piece. The photographs were shot under poor conditions--low light in museum mode.

    Ancient Scandinavia: Viking Women

  •  Cameras (8+ / 0-)

    When I first started taking pictures I was using a Speed Graphic--that's a large format camera which was commonly used in newspaper work (my father was a professional photographer and photoengraver). Today I use a little pocket camera that I can easily carry with me where ever I go.

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  •  my first camera was a 35mm Pentax K1000 (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    michelewln, CONEFLOWER42, mayim

    All manual.  I used it for many years, long after it was completely obsolete.

    After that, I stopped taking photos for several years, taking it up again only when I began taking regular travel trips. I started using a Nikkon Coolpix L24--which I bought for the sole reason that it used AA batteries, which were easy to find no matter where I was traveling. A couple years ago I replaced it with a Coolpix L810, which also uses AA batteries but has a better zoom lens and also does better in low light (like the museums where I do lots of my shooting). Alas, the Coolpix is painfully slow to focus, and doesn't do well with moving objects. So I am considering ditching it and finding another camera . . . or at least one I can use for action and wildlife shots while continuing to use the Coolpix in museums.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 10:16:43 AM PDT

  •  My first camera was what my dad called (0+ / 0-)

    a Hawkie Browneye; I used it a lot and got some surprisingly good photos in spite of its limitations. I used several of my husband's camera's for years after that, nice film cameras. I bought a big Olympus a few years ago but never learned all I needed to know about using it, though I still have hopes... now I'm using a little Canon PowerShot SD 4000 IS that will fit in a pocket. Nice little camera that works well if you keep its limitations in mind.

    Thanks for this diary, michelewln -- love your photos!

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