Kitchen window

Kitchen window
Unknown camera
Kodak Gold 400 (expired)
2017

It finally happened: I got a roll back from the processor and could not remember which camera I used to shoot it. I went on a shooting jag in January and February, with five or six cameras loaded at once. And then I had company one night and tidied up and put away whatever camera I used on this roll. I remember well shooting many of the images, such as this one. But I can’t call up which camera was in my hands.

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Photo: My kitchen window.

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Evening light at Oldfields *EXPLORED*

Flickr’s Explore feature gathers the 500 most interesting photos uploaded each day. They’re chosen entirely by software, using an “interestingness” algorithm that factors how often a photo is viewed, “liked,” and commented upon; and how active the photographer is in viewing, “liking,” and commenting upon others’ photos. You can see today’s Explored photographs here.

Ten of my photos have been Explored, including this one. It’s great fun: each photo has gotten a ton more views, likes, and comments than any of my work normally gets, and I usually pick up a few new followers.

Evening light at Oldfields • Nikon F2AS • 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor • Kodak Ektar 100 • June, 2014

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Favorite Photos Week: Evening light at Oldfields

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Evening light at Oldfields

Oldfields was the mansion of Eli Lilly, who founded a pharmaceutical company that bears his name and still employs lots of people in central Indiana. Today, the house stands on the marvelous grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The IMA is near my home, so I’m over there all the time with camera in hand.

I was out walking the grounds one cool late-spring evening with my girlfriend, two of her children, and my sons. Margaret brought her Nikon D50 with the 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor lens I gave her for her birthday, and I brought my Nikon F2AS with my 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor lens. I was shooting my first ever roll of Kodak Ektar 100. We lingered for a while behind Oldfields, photographing our teenagers together among these arches. I liked the light here as the sun hung low in the west, and so I paused for this photo. The Ektar really brought this shot home. It was chosen for Flickr’s Explore feature and it got over 5,000 views in two days. That was fun!

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Captured: Evening light at Oldfields

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