These days, Soviet cameras are becoming increasingly popular amongst many film faithfuls, mainly due to their vintage looks while being easy on the pocket. Compared to the more popular film cameras around, such as the Nikons, Canons, and Pentax, the old Soviets are increasingly receiving more love; sadly at the increase of price.Read More
To start off my new blog postings, here is a quick but fascinating post.
Several years ago, I picked up an old Soviet camera from Romania, a FED 2 (review coming soon), to be infact. To my suprise, I found that the previous owner had left in a exposed roll of film, this was like no other film, it wasn't Kodak, Ilford, Agfa, or any of the other popular brands, but it was Azopan.Read More
Relax and enjoy the view.
I feel too many people frown (I know I do). Maybe it's because of work, they don't enjoy what they are doing and wish for a change, or someone they dislike is annoying them, or perhaps they are just having a bad day; there are many things that can cause us to frown. I'm not a psychologist, but we should all start to relax a little, breathe in a few times and look at the world and smile. It really is a beautiful place, a place we should be protecting and treating as our home (which it is, remember?).
Take for example this Gypsy, this is his "job", to play the accordion for spare change. Still, he manages to smile and be thankful, much more than some people who have it all.
Take from it what you will, but I feel we just need to be a little less self-absorbed, stop taking selfies and counting "likes" for a minute, and look at what is around you. You will be surprised.
It's nice to go downtown every once in a while, usually when summer has past, as it's much cooler and less crowded.
The amount of times people don't look up though is amazing, and by forgetting to do so you will miss out on all the interesting details. Sure you might want to be window shopping or battling inside in a mall, but slow down once in a while and look upwards... there's plenty of rich architecture to see.
If you look to the left, you will see the Canadian National tower, more commonly know as the CN Tower (everyone loves an abbreviation). The 3rd tallest tower in the world- not bad you might say, and if you are daring enough you can go walking around the outside. Knock yourself out and live all those Tom Cruise 'Mission Impossible' fantasies, or if you are not brave enough, do a Drake and superimpose yourself on the top.