Sunday, December 20, 2009

The more things change...



I'm starting to realize my daughter has been taking pictures for a while, that a camera of some sort has been constantly in her hands for several years now. I took the top picture at a cousin's wedding three years ago. My girl was using a digital shooter then. Since last summer, she's taken over the Nikkormat FTN that one of my uncles gave me when I was 11. I enjoyed a decades-long entrancement with that camera. I love how its photographs can reveal what the eye fails to notice. I cannot explain the profound awe I feel to know that my daughter, too, connects with this faithful old camera. The thing is built like a truck, it's heavy in your hands, and it's optics are true. It's a beautiful piece of technology. I am so grateful to share it with my daughter all these years later. Life is sometimes more perfect than we can dream.

2 comments:

  1. the shutterbug gene runs in my family too - but I inherited the trait (love of the camera) from my dad and he from his dad; I passed the extra appendage along to my daughter, whose eye, I'm delight to say, often leaves me in awe....

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  2. Mouse, your eye leaves me in awe. Do you ever post your daughter's photos? Would love to see them. How would she feel about that?

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