Saturday, July 22, 2006

Minolta Himatic Underwater Camera

My family and I recently took a trip to Florida to visit my mom and to introduce her to her new grandaughter. Sinc eFlorida has sun, sand, and water, I thought that I would take a camera that could handle all three. I chose the Minolta Weathermatic simply because I have had great success with the Himatic line.

These first two pics were from a test roll that I ran, to make sure the camera worked. My only complaint is that it does not have the most sharp focus in the world, being in a waterproof housing.

This is our first pic taken in the water. The pool water was nice and clear which made shooting underwater pretty easy.

This was taken in the ocean from a distance of about 8 inches. The water was pretty murky so underwater shooting was poor.

These next two pics show what the camera was made for, wading out into the water and taking a photo from the level of the water, not above it. This is my son jumping waves and me snapping the picture with part of the camera still in the water. It offers a different perspective.

This is my one shot of a cute girl on the beach. My brother made me take it!!! Honest. My wife didn't believe me either so I have to be extra careful. My only real regret is that the camera was not sharper out of the water and that I was not closer.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hagar The Viking in Germany

A gentleman in Germany was the next to receive Hagar the Ansco Viking that I had sent off. He got some fab pics from the old camera. For a better explanation and to see more photos, please got to and take a visit.

In his own words: "Hagar safely arrived here in Germany mid-June. So I had the great opportunity to show Hagar around in Frankfurt, which is one of the cities where the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 soccer championship is being held. While Hagar had missed the wild English soccer fans attending the game England-Paraguay, he got several chances to mingle with the celebrating German fans after two victorious games (none of which was played in Frankfurt) of the German team."

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Summer Roses

Thursday, July 06, 2006

John Ford's West #2

Saturday, July 01, 2006

What's Florida without Gators?

or Flamingos?