Taken in the back garden this afternoon. Olympus OM-D set to AF and the oft-criticzed Zuiko 12-50 lens set to Macro. I thought it was a pretty reasonable result for a lens which isn't a specialist macro optic.
My Mom is a nurse who takes care of an elderly couple. This camera was owned by the woman, Carol. She has about five of them, and knows about my love of photography. Carol is fighting dementia. I do love visiting her and listening to all of her stories and going through her thousands of pictures (many of them taken with this camera) even though she forgets sometimes which ones she has already told me. She has traveled all over the world, and the story of her life is fascinating to me. Despite the fact that using this camera is going to be a bit of a task, I feel privileged to have a piece of her history in my hands.
They don't make the film for these anymore, but you can buy film online. The problem is finding somewhere to develop it.
It's a Pentax Auto 110 - and was made between 1979 and 1985 - before I was born.
It is considered an "ultra miniature" SLR... and it's mega wicked. I plan on testing it out as soon as I get the film.
400 year old thatched roof coaching inn which inspired a scene in Dickens The Pickwick Papers. "It was a comfortable-looking place. There was a strong cheerful light in the bar-window," begins Dickens's description of this handsome stone and thatch 16th-century inn on the Marlborough Downs. Its heyday was as a coaching inn between London and Bath, (hence the name), when waggoners would stop to freshen up and horses would get re-shoed at the inn's smithy. Dickens travelled this way in 1835 and featured it in The Bagman's Story in The Pickwick Papers. The open-plan bar retains great charm and character, with stone walls, old settles on flagstones, and a blazing log fire on winter days.
Took this a few moments ago with my 6 month old daughter, Cadence. I remember when her hands were so tiny, even though they are still rather small its miraculous how fast she is growing. I hope you enjoy this picture.