Vintage Flea Market Finds

My Dear Hubby went to the flea market one morning and found this great vintage video camera for me.  I was sooo surprised and sooo happy.  He got it for only 5 bucks.  Its a Sankyo Super CM 600.  Looks like this model was made around  1969-70.  It came with the original case, guarantee papers, and an instruction manual.  It has tape in it.  Maybe one day I’ll learn how to use it, but for now, I’m just happy to have it in my collection…which is not much of one, but its a start.



Early Morning in Downtown Monroe NC

This morning, I wanted to take some pictures of the sunrise over one of the historical building in Monroe.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture the sun over the building the way I had hoped.

I took a picture of the back of the building, and then front.  I used my tripod to capture both shots because the shutter speed was too slow to hand hold the camera.

A Day in Downtown Charlotte

Even though I live right outside of Charlotte city limits, and I work in Charlotte every day, I rarely take the time to go downtown to see what is going on.  So, on my day off, I decided to take my girls and, one of their friends, to ride the LYNX train and hang out downtown.

Since I am a photo hobbyist, of course I took plenty of pictures.  I also took this opportunity to use my new polarizing filter.  I was pretty pleased with the results.  The colors were a lot richer and not washed out due to the bright sunlight.

All of the pictures were taken at various spots along Tryon Street.

When I looked at this picture, and the buildings in it, I thought I’d covert it to black and white to give it that old vintage look since these are some of the older buildings in the city.

I started not to take this photo because the positioning of the sun behind the building, but I took a change with it and I am pretty pleased with my results.  I metered for the light to the top right of the building.  I love the natural lens flare came through and trickles down to the bottom right of the photo.

This is a brick statue of children climbing on a book. I should have taken a picture of the front of this statue too so you could get the full effect.

I look forward to going back downtown and taking more pictures.  I really would like to get some great shots of the Charlotte skyline.