Friday, December 02, 2011

Clock the Grove

Hasselblad 500CM, Kodak Tri-x 400, f8

Oh, no. not another photo of a clock!  I know. I know.  But seems like any ole town I go to there is always an interesting token of a clock in the middle of some frenzy.  I asked myself if this observation is coincidental.  What if some highly evolved aliens from a different time have planted these clocks in strategic places so that when they return from the future they will know what time it is?  Or maybe a devilish imp left these clocks so that we as humanity would be slaves to time?  What if?

Taken at the Grove on Miracle Mile.  This was a test shot using a Hasselblad 500CM.  A real nice medium format camera.  The camera is more than 20 years old but it still performs well.  It's hard not to like the look and smell of this film camera.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, check out the Farmer's Market.  Lotsa food shops with great eats. I recommend Monsieur Marcel Restaurant & Wine Bar.  While there, another photo enthusiast visited me at our table after learning I was shooting with my Hasselblad.  He quickly showed me his vintage Rolleiflex, and asked if he could take a picture of my camera with his.  Aww... we quickly felt like two excited parents comparing notes about our children -- except we were talking about our cameras.  Hah.

Have a great weekend.

Cheers. - R

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