the beginning

Welcome!  This blog has been over a year in the making, but it turns out all that time wasn’t really necessary.  I was waiting. Waiting to know exactly what this would be, to have it all figured out.  I was worried that it would not be perfect.  I don’t know what it will be, it is not figured out and it will never be perfect, but I will never do it if I wait for all of those conditions to be met.  So here I am.  I am just doing it. And it will evolve into what it is supposed to be over time.

Last May, my apartment was broken into and several of my cameras were stolen.  At that point I was mostly using a Canon Digital Rebel XTi to take photos.  The bright side of the break-in is that it has reignited my passion for film photography.  I borrowed my friend’s Pentax K-1000 wish a 50 mm lens and I was off and running.  The photos you see above were taken in the upper portion of Central Park on an unseasonably warm December day.  We started at the Discovery Center on 110th Street and meandered through the Conservatory Garden, around the reservoir and down to the Swedish Cottage and the Shakespeare Garden.  It was great to experience some time for quiet reflection in the middle of Manhattan.  The perfect end to the day was a stop at Fatty Crab for some steamed pork buns.