Corner Bar & Grill, Hagerstown, Maryland, December 2006

Corner Bar & Grill, Hagerstown, Maryland, December 2006

Metal splints and sub-freezing cold do not mix!

How I should like to be out with a camera on a cold winter’s night again: perhaps I will get my chance in February.

The two photographs here showed up on the virtual light table for “December” (any year), and I wouldn’t take them quite the same way today.  Back then: Nikon D2x with the 17-55 mm f/2.8 — my wedding machinery, those two — and a big Bogen 3021 tripod.

I had the coolest girlfriend back, and she was along for cheer and support.

Today, I’d go out with the D 200 and the 16-85 mm VR II — it would probably get these hand-held — and I would be alone (so far as I know from how things are going).

On the other hand, we are living in the age of abundant and spectacular photography: are we dazzled yet?

Numbed out?

Would I stay in (as I do) for want to confidence in the future enjoyment of the work, i.e., pleasure taken by others in the artifact?

I don’t know.

I guess we’re going to find out (when the splint comes off and I can hold a DSLR again).

In any case, it’s still lovely going out, looking, seeing, being, remembering.

North Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland, December 2006

North Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland, december 2006

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