A friend recently sent me a link to a professional photographer, Jay Zukerkorn, who is dealing with the changes in his photography resulting from Parkinson’s Disease. He has tremors to deal with, but decided to work with them instead of against them.
Here are two quotes from the article that are especially pertinent to me:
“Has Parkinson’s disease changed your perspective on your art?
Absolutely. In my former career, my photos were hyper-sharp and perfectly retouched. Now I embrace these blurred imperfections.
In what other ways do your photographs speak for you?
My photos represent a new way of walking through life. I’ve had a life-altering diagnosis, which has been humbling, but it hasn’t stopped me from moving forward.”
So I no longer reject the ‘out of focus’. Especially since I am experimenting with all if these pre-1940 cameras. In this case My Kodak 1913 Autographic:
Then I found some problems with my right eye; a vitreous detachment. Luckily it won’t cause blindness and will probably even show some improvement. But oddly now each eye has its own specialist…….
So now I am moving in a different way (figuratively and literally) and seeing and experience the world differently. So check out some of My Inner Monet as well…….
OK, so my Birthday was in May. Those of us that use film know that rolls sometimes aren’t finished in a timely fashion. But these were beautiful, sent to me by my eldest brother and his wife………….Back in May. It was my 60th Birthday, so I wanted to highlight them:
From my X-700, HP5 Film and 50 mm Minolta MD f/3.5 Macros Lens.
Yesterday you were introduced to the Camera. Today you meet the best 5-Frames from the very first roll of Reva 127 B&W film (ISO 100). I was amazed at the results considering that I knew very little about the Camera, and this is my first roll.
First a re-intro to the Camera above. Details about the camera can be found on the Art Deco Camera Site. Now let’s look at my camera test location: Lake Waneka. We’ll start with a new view, looking west from the Boat House:
Below, my usual view looking east towards the Boat House:
Below, the beginnings of our COVID-19 Rock Monument. There are more rocks now…….
My Classic Boat Dock View. Today featuring a fisherman……
And my Classic Tree Reflection that you’ve seen in other Camera Tests:
And certainly consistent with My Inner Monet Theme.
There are many ‘Forts” in Colorado. But none of them were military outposts. Instead, these were fortified trading posts for Indigenous Peoples and early Trappers.
Fort Lupton has been completely reconstructed on a site adjacent to the original location. It was established in 1836 by Lancaster Lupton, a former soldier and West Point Graduate. Click on the link above for the details of the Founding of the Fort. He had passed through the area with the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition in 1834.
Trading Gate, interior, the Natives were kept in this smaller area and never allowed into the main Fort.
The Watch Tower Interior & Exterior:
Private Dwelling Door:
Check out the History of Ft Collins, Ft Morgan, Bent’s Fort and there are more Forts, some even were military…………