About a year ago one of my dear friends had asked me to buy her a TLR. I did buy her a TLR but it never reached her, mostly because I fell in love with it and she too felt that whole emotion overflowing from me. And now that the camera is finally going to her, I feel sad and terrible, like I’m leaving behind a lover on a rainy day, in a taxi which is too cold for comfort, heading for the airport.
Last night over drinks, two friends & I had a intense discussion on the gap between shooting and getting a pleasing picture or getting the pleasing picture in your mind even before you’ve picked up the camera. To start seeing what you need in your mind and getting it out of a camera needs a strong understanding of how the camera will behave. I’d say that one takes usually about six months to really understand that and start seeing what it would shoot in your head without which your pictures are basically dependent on factors which are out of your control. With the Yashica, I felt that I knew when it was to be used and when it would not be able to create what I need, which is a great feeling, makes everything clear, sharp and very efficient.
And just so you know what I had been doing with the D for a whole year..
Goodbye Yashica D, I shall miss you. 😥