January 15th, 2014 ….. Fuji XP1 and 35mm 1.4 brought me home …..again

01-14-0315Well, time to go to the VA Hospital (Veterans Administration) once again so that they can tell me all the things that they want to fix so I can live longer and maybe find my way home. I appreciate everything they do and any issues are inside me and not because of them. You must know that they do the best they can with what they have to work with.

Now we all know that going thru Center City on the bus and the elevated train, well….it might just be an inspiring event. hmmmm, for me it certainly is. So I loaded a roll of TRI-x into the Fuji XP1…c’mon, we all know that it’s a digicam….darn good and ya know…I gotta, it’s one of the best I ever used.

It’s got the 35mm 1.4 on because I committed to finding my way with a 50mm FOV. I don’t push things but I do strive to get things done and I will. On the way back I decided to do my standard 3.5 mile walk and find these pesky photos that are hiding from us. I said to Andre’, “We gotta find something out here”. He agreed….oh…sorry, Andre’ is my XP1 and Ding is my XE1. I know that you also name your cameras and also talk to them….no question …..  right? We walked for about 2 hours and truthfully< I wasn’t seeing anything that floated my boat.

I was thinking all last night in bed and all this morning about Minor White. When I get into this brain using procedure, everything except auto functions disconnects. I remember sitting in a field of all this beautiful grass that I would never see again and Minor said to me….“Don, it will always be right in front of you. You may search far and wide but in the end, it will be right there, right there in front of your heart.”  Ya see, I had another man give me insight to life also….his name was Dr Murray Banks. 

Dr Banks said this….“As you go throughout your life, brother, whatever be your goal….keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole”.” 

Photography SHOOTER….PHOTOGRAPHY! See, I walked all over town on the path I’ve taken and loved for well over 45 years. I really didn’t see anything that could break the thoughts going thru my mind. I finally got on the bus to ge home and just think about Minor and Ding because they are alive in my heart and my mind.

I’m sitting on the bus….just glancing and then…all the sudden, Andre’ (Andre’ Kertesz) started heating up….he was just trying to get my concentration…….I looked at the door at the rear of the bus and thought, ain’t no life nowhere….. I changed the f/stop and the shutter speed without looking at Andre’ and slowly raised the XP1 up and on the rear screen,

behold…a photo that has awaken my concentration and said to me…..

press the shutter stupid!

12 thoughts on “January 15th, 2014 ….. Fuji XP1 and 35mm 1.4 brought me home …..again”

  1. It looks to me like the VA and your several mentors have had a lot to work with. As the lion says, that’s just my two cents.

    1. Thanks Dan. Some have tried to send me back to the factory for firmware updates. Whatever I figure.
      Besides, your 2 cents for the Nikon is more than the 2 cents I got into the Fuji.

      I would put a link to your site if it’s ok. Look over to the right….now down a little….see that bookmark tab….it’s got your name on it….. Let me know…..

        1. Willco Dan. As for updates , I’m told I need a new thinking module. I’m an obsolete model so I have to just work with what I have.

  2. I’ve been reading you for a while…I think you and the crew at VA are doing fine!
    By the way I love yesterdays post about Ding and your 3 prints. Really great words mate! I’m going to share it on my Facebook page. For some reason a comment field didn’t load on that page…I’m no computer genius so I don’t know why.

    1. Thank ya kindly. Tomorrow I’m writing about how ding taught me to see with the XP1. Of course he couldn’t have but yet his lesson about seeing should prove interesting…..
      Till then my friend, find peace.

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