Tuesday, July 29, 2008

can't wait


...to get to know you better.  My mother-in-law brought this gem to me over the weekend.  She is a bit dusty and well worn.  But she has completely stolen my heart.  She belonged to my husband's late father.  The best I can figure, she was born in 1966.  


Look at the view finder!  I know it will take time to figure out all of her quirks.  Time I look forward to taking.  As much as I adore my Nikon 3, there is something about being forced to take my time.  Set the shot.  Wait for the developing.  No immediate gratification on his one.  God knows I need a bit of that in my life right now.


I will post pictures when I get her cleaned up and figure out how to load the film.

14 comments:

will said...

cant wait to see what you do with it. Dad would have been proud of you.

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

what a beauty~
I can't wait to see what you come up with. Have fun!

Holly said...

That's awesome! My husband collects cameras and has a few that are similar to yours, but we haven't ventured into using the old cameras yet. I'm excited to see what it can do!

Elizabeth said...

I was given a few old cameras from my Grandfather, the old, old type with bellows! I have never actually taken pictures with them.
Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh - that is wonderful! Sometimes magic happens when we're forced to slow down and take our time.

I can't wait to see the images you create with your new treasure! : )

Mrs.Kwitty said...

How totally cool!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it (wait, is that some instant gratification I am wanting??? I think it is!) lol
Smiles, Karen

Lara said...

Cool! It looks like she's quite the camera! It'll be interesting to see what turns out. Congrats on the treasure.

SweetPeaknits said...

what a cool looking camera, almost too good for use. I'd just have it sitting on show!!

laeroport said...

If you can't figure it out, you might hit up michelle's husband. I am sure he has one of these in his collection.

I just left that comment on lera's blog accidentally - that's what I get for having three different blogger blogs open at once. Geez.

Ciao for now.

lera said...

Very nice! What a very special gift.

Ragged Roses said...

She is a gem indeed!
Kimx

Chara Michele said...

Oh look at that! What fun :)

Dee Light said...

She is fantastic!! Can't wait to see photos!

Heidi said...

Cool!