Sometimes it is all about good vibes. This morning my fuji X100s camera hit a shutter count of 125,000 and I know it is on its way to being done (focus? Who needs focus! ). An almost new black version appeared on the classifieds (I have been glued to the the online world at all hours) for an amazing deal with a next to nothing click count. I rushed across town and made the deal. HAPPY.
Here's where it gets interesting. At my afternoon gig, somebody I have known for years who is now 85 (and knows I still shoot film) showed up and asked if I would be interested in his old camera. Out to the car we go... And this beautiful machine!
A mint Contax iiig with three Zeiss lenses!!!... If you are a photog 📸 or camera nerd 🤓 you know.
My dear friend Bob G. has had this kit for 60 years, and originally cost more than his most of his university degree. As much as I would of loved to buy his beautiful rig, I thought it would of been too rich for my blood (the 21mm Biogon itself is an insane amount of money). Bob, I can't thank you enough. I am literally speechless. The only other time I have been so overwhelmed is when my dear Grandfather gave my his Rollieflex camera so many years ago now.
BOB, I PROMISE I WILL FOREVER HONOUR YOUR CAMERA. ♥ .
Soooo after seeing so many people putting up there puberty challenge I decided to take a look through my 2009 delights.
First 4 are when I was such a skinny runt doing nothing with my life could barely help mysekf and just an embarrassing and feeble person ,last 3 are from the past year working on myself and having the help of friends everyday striving to become the person I've always wanted to be and thats a role model to others ,I guess to a certain degree I have achieved that with the people I work with and see, becoming the person people ask for help and advice rather then the boy who could do nothing ,I have by no means reached my goal and potential just yet, still but a boy with a lot to learn.
Maybe do a check up again in 10 years 😂
#pubertychallenge#old#blastfromthepast#friends#goals#climbing#bouldering#skinny#past #2009 #2019 #thisisme
9 years ago on the left I was pretending to be somebody to make the people around "happy" or content....its unreal to think I had just graduated HS in this picture. So lucky I have found myself 9 years later and truly learned how to love myself since then.
Boh raga, la voglio fare anche io la #10yearchallenge.
C’è da ammettere che il doppio mento è rimasto.
3 107 minutes ago
2009 x 2019
Se eu soubesse que era assim eu nem vinha.
Com 20 anos eu nem sonhava em tudo o que a vida me reservava, era mais fraco no corpo e na mente. Hoje, rumo aos 30, a vida me fez aprender a dar valor às coisas pequenas, que somadas são as verdadeiras responsaveis pela beleza da existência.
E que venham mais 10 anos !!!! #10yearschallenge#tenyearchallenge#time#agingwell#before#after#work#young#old