This is just a guess, but the age of "digital" cameras probably "cooled" Buddy's passion for that hobby, as it did for many of us "darkroom" jockeys.
I know it did mine.
There was just "something" about mixing those chemicals, dunking the exposed film in the "soup" and watching those images miraculously appear....that "instant" finished photos...just can't match.
Perhaps it's that feeling of involvement...in the creation of the caputure of a moment of time that made it so appealing.
I have no idea, but I do know that for me....when digital came along and "film" was instantly declared obsolete........the thrill was gone.
Now, cameras that produce very good quality photos are included on most mobile phones. All you do is point and shoot....and, voila, instant Albert Eisenstat!
Well, not so fast. After Buddy's service Sunday, I wanted to get a shot of the WTOP fellows who attended so I could post it on this website......
|Paul Byers David French Chuck Langdon|
looking for an "F" stop....or perhaps the "shutter speed" setting.........I'm not sure, but I think that finally a 9 year old boy came by and took the pictures.....
|Lee Shephard Paul Byers David French|
|Lee Paul Chuck Langdon|