single frame: At the wheel of the old Buick

Piloting the Buick

At the wheel of the old Buick
Pentax Spotmatic F, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar
Kodak Plus-X

I’ve never been very good at moving fast. I’m more the slow, thoughtful type. But there are moments in my photography when a wonderful scene emerges before my eyes and I have to move fast before it disappears. Such was this moment.

I forget what my camera’s settings were. I probably didn’t even know as I framed and focused. I probably just twisted the aperture ring until the viewfinder’s exposure needle registered good exposure, pressed the shutter button, and trusted that on such a bright day I’d have settings that would give me enough depth of field.

I was right. And I moved fast enough to catch the girl’s delighted smile.


4 responses to “single frame: At the wheel of the old Buick”

  1. J P Cavanaugh Avatar

    This is what makes photography something akin to magic. You captured a fleeting moment of joy in a way that it can be shared and experienced forever.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes – the smile on that girl’s face! That was peak joy in that experience for her.

  2. SilverFox Avatar

    Well captured my friend :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you kind sir!

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