the many shades of green,
I've always loved photos, and the sounds of my old Rebel G, the shutter shuttering, the flash flashing, and the film winding on the very last picture.
But digital is better; it's more practical and easier to learn about settings. I have the lenses from my old camera; I just hope in the next few years I will have the digital body and can relearn all those old facts I used to know about the formulas for aperture and shutter speed. I've lost them in my years of pocket-sized digital.
Although, I must say, it's fun trying to manipulate my little Sony Cyber-Shot to do what I want it to do; although, we usually have to compromise. It has to give a little more; I have to expect a little less. It's a beautiful life skill.
I think there's another word that fits: reconciliation.
All of these images are from Garden and Gun, where you can also read a brief article about one photographer's plight to photograph modern-day soldiers using the 19th century technique that captured images of Civil War soldiers. She didn't have the most modern equipment; so maybe I don't need it either. Maybe I need to learn more about light, resourcefulness, resilience, and, well, manipulation.
What would I do with thousands of digital photos of derelict boats, strangers' faces, and dripping 3-tier ice cream cones anyway?