One Can Collaborate
We have become friends through blogging; internet friends are not something I could comprehend until it started happening to me through this blog. Fortunately for me Melinda has, twice now, had work to do in Seattle and made the trip over water to Victoria for a visit. This collaboration arises from a visit she made in April when we spent a few days touring around the south end of Vancouver Island looking for things to photograph, and just looking.
Our first co-post is a garbage can at the Point No Point Resort where we stayed one night. It serves as a warning to, or at least as a convenience for, our co-viewers. Some of you might want to scuttle off-stage right now and stay there for a week or two. The more tolerant might be relieved to know there is a bin handy for those of our posts worthy only of the trash.
It is a lot of fun, and very interesting to
take pictures with another photographer – to start to feel how they see. One or the other of us might exclaim about something the other had not yet seen, or sometimes go all quiet with concentration. Either usually drew the other of us to have a look and perhaps take a shot too.
This is not the first time we have done this as Melinda visited last year as well. We did not get a collaboration off the ground last year though we did do one co-post – for all of our collaborations click on this link. The idea is to present each other’s photos of the same place taken together, but with our different ways of seeing, and making the most of camera equipment to hand.
On the equipment front I had the advantage of variety, being at home. I shot mostly digital using the Canon 5Dii and assorted lenses. I shot film on a Canon Elan 7N with the same set of lenses, a Olympus mjuII point and shoot that was always in my pocket, and finished a roll of film in a Mamiya M645 Super medium format camera. Melinda used a Nikon D7000 and a single wide-angle prime lens she was trying out.
My photo – Olympus mju II (aka Stylus Epic) 35/2.8 lens, Ilford XP2 (expired ca 2004).
Melinda photo – Nikon D7000, 28/1.8 lens