I'm a lightweight


womble

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 07:28
BBC News - The man who owned 3,000 cameras
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53821146
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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AndrewA

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 08:24
Just been reading that story, his wife Dorothy was a saint 👍
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 09:30
AndrewA wrote:
Just been reading that story, his wife Dorothy was a saint

+1

'He went on many trips on his own because he was only interested in being behind the camera, his wife says. "Me being there was a waste of money"'.

Anyone admit to the same??

Steve

womble

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 12:01
I'll admit I enjoy a day on my own to take photos. I'm not then fretting that my better half is getting bored. I can spend a remarkably long time in a nice historic church, especially if I have a tripod and my shift lens, and/or the pinhole, and/or the 5x4 (and on occasions all three). The 5x4 takes a while just to put together and set-up. If I take more than three photos with it, I've been profligate! One dream is to be able to spend some time with the 5x4 in Durham Cathedral... One of the best trips I did when I was a student in Durham was when the photo soc organised an visit to the upper levels of the Cathedral. I'd been before, but the difference was our guide left us to it at each location so we had time to set-up tripods and all that. Bliss.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

vic cross

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 14:46
Two answers here. First I retired in Jan 2004. My wife sent me on holiday on my own in Sept. 2005. She's not into photography, animals or camping. SO off I went to Kenya for a week. Then in 2012 she sent me to the Bavarian forest for a week.
Now as to tripods in churches. I was in Gloucester Cathedral with a Monopod when Mr jobsworth said "No tripods allowed I replied "OK" He repeated his statement SO I repeated mine. Three times then I had to explain to the poor demented soul that a tripod has three legs. He looked at my monopod didn't know what to do or say so just shook his head and walked away.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.
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