Friday, August 12, 2011

Short Sited


8 comments:

Peter Davis said...

Clockwise from upper left:
1) Microsoft Trackball Explorer (Geez, don't they know any words besides "explorer?")
2) Sealtest Heavenly Hash Ice Cream
3) "Calvin and Hobbes"
4) Polaroid SX-70 camera
5) "Meet the Beatles" album (vinyl!)
6) View-Master stereo viewer and reel

nmHz / Rhu said...

I haven't though about Heavenly Hash in AGES!

Peter Davis said...

After a fairly exhaustive search, complete with trial and error, I found a good Heavenly Hash at Treadwell's Ice Cream in Peabody. Bit of a drive, but worth it.

DavidD said...

Well, you know, the cool thing about the Internet is that *everything* has an interest group. I also collect View Masters and reels...and yes, there's a lot of folks out there that share my interest. Your list BTW, is one I can relate to.

Peter Davis said...

Yeah, I started on View-Masters, and then moved up to the hard stuff. Now I do my own stereo photography.

DavidD said...

As do I Peter. I sort of though you might have an interest from the fact that you drew a VM...and a pretty good one. This past spring, I had an article published in a museum journal on shooting 3D in a 19th Century Village (where I work). I'm hoping to expand on that by doing one for Stereo World. I started the project with a Realist and graduated to a Fuji W3. Thanks for sharing your interest!

Peter Davis said...

Cool! I drew the View-Master I had growing up. I've had a few over the years.

I also started with a Realist, and then tried everything I could get my hands on ... twin rigs, European format cameras, Pentax, Stitz and Tri-Delta Prism adapters, etc. You name it.

But you can't beat the W3 for convenience and ease of use. That's pretty much all I use now.

Thank YOU for sharing. BTW, you wouldn't happen to be talking about Old Sturbridge Village, by any chance, would you?

DavidD said...

Hi Peter. No, it's the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY. I am the 1850s printer there. Talk about Tech. That press was made for 70 years :-) I get a lot of folks who have visited Old Sturbridge Village but I haven't. I also print at home...recently did a series of antique style letterpressed stereo cards for the prints I shoot. You can see some of my shots at http://tinyurl.com/3h6ckh8. Enjoy.