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Wander project what my father saw (26)

The art of being steady has changed. The mechanical process of the shutter, to lens to capture was about the length of the audible click of a shutter of the camera. The reality of digital cameras is that it is a shorter period unless there is an automated adjustment (adding flash etc.). What once was the purview of expensive cameras (motor driven) is now the camera can do more with less. Time-lapse and video integration make the digital camera better. Mechanical devices have their points of failure. Digital cameras do as well, plus the likelihood of fixing the problem goes down with the Digital camera. The complexity of a digital camera isn’t fixed with cleaning the lens or shutter mechanism.

The difference is the capture in the end. There are many people who argue and have argued for a while that digital cameras aren’t as good. The problem now with that argument is the reality of professional photographers; they don’t have film cameras very often. So that moment of capture is what we are chasing. The images today captured in Autumn, all in Wisconsin. Most in the Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin area.  All are of the farm country that my father grew up in. He loved the Dells; we took the whole family there in 2011. The trip in 2011 was for a family reunion of my Mother’s family, even though my father’s family was from the Dells. Mom’s family originally came from around Chicago.

I suspect my father had a few blurry images. I have shared a few, there are more I suspect. The automation of a digital camera includes automatic focus (AF). Film cameras, at least the SLR didn’t have that feature when these pictures were taken. They are between 50 and 60 years old. It seems strange to consider the changes in the world since these pictures returned from the drug store in an envelope. Empties into a slide tray and then stored in a garage for 20 years. Sealed in a plastic container in the box of slides that were not good enough. Images that are good enough for my father, ended up in the slide carosels. Those were shared with other people via dad’s projector. The rest of the images, sealed in the slide trays and never shown.

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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