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?
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.