It was a pleasure webcasting from Amherst (pronounced Amerst, the “h”is silent.) People are friendly and polite. Special thanks to the lawyer who gave us a short history of the town as he was playing fetch with his dog in the commons, and to Just a Wrap – excellent food.
Webcasting is nice because it gives me the opportunity to talk with people. While there are many problems in today’s world, this series of webcasts has reminded me that people are good and friendly if you smile and treat them with respect.
Photographing communities is spiritual for me. I love observing and enjoy solitary hobbies. That is the beauty of photography – I can observe for as long as I want before I press the button to capture the image. While I’ve been mainly using a digital camera, for me, there is still something special when I take my 35mm camera with Ilford black & white film and look through the small viewfinder. I still see more than through the larger viewfinder of my digital camera.
I’m reading Thinking Outside the Box by the soccer goalie Brad Friedel. When I watch soccer or hockey, I root for the goalie. The goalie is like a photographer; you watch, observe, and act at just the right moment.