Sunday, February 28, 2010

Digital Holga

So the other day my bud and favorite mountain biking pal Octavian was gloating over some new state-of-the-art fancy-schmancy camera equipment he acquired. Yep, he was really stickin' it to me, ya know, rubbing my face in his good fortune and all... Sheesh, just call him "Mr. Tact."

Sure, I was a bit envious, but truth be told he needs all the help he can get when trying to make a good photograph (kidding, kidding... heh!). So I did what any other self-respecting photographer might do to counter this so-called one-upmanship - I got myself a digitized Holga!

Ha, top that Octavian! So there.

Image © 2010, Daniel Staudacher

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Tough Out There Folks

"Ray" is unemployed, homeless, and sleeps under a bridge. He says he can't build a fire for fear of attracting attention. By day he stands near a busy intersection hoping a good Samaritan will drop off some food or give him a few bucks. Most of the passing motorists avert their gaze pretending not to see him. Finally, a compassionate person slows her vehicle, rolls down the window, smiles and hands him a couple of wrapped sandwiches. Ray thanks her, stuffing his next meal into his coat pockets, then once again lifting the cardboard sign to the oncoming traffic.

Count your blessings no matter how small they might be.

Image © 2010, Daniel Staudacher