Greenville, Texas

May 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

It gives me great pleasure to mix my love for photography with my love for motorcycling by going on a ride to an interesting place with my camera.  On May 11th I took my trusty Yamaha wr250r dual-sport motorcycle on the farm roads of North Texas to Greenville, a town that was big in the past and today remains as just a shadow of its former glorious self.  While there was absolutely nothing going on in this town on that afternoon, I had a wonderful time talking to a few people and photographing scenes from the streets.   In fact, I liked it so much that I plan to go back and photograph the town in more depth, including more portraits.  I took pictures with the Fuji XT-3 digital camera with the 35mm f2 lens and also the Voitgländer Bessa RF that I acquired recently.  The Fuji did a wonderful job using the Acros film simulation.  The film camera did great as well, but I failed to focus properly when taking portraits - more my fault than the camera's.  While this old camera has an excellent coupled rangefinder, it is still difficult to focus and even compose through the tiny rangefinder and viewfinder windows.  Oh well, I think it is a good idea to carry both the digital camera and the film camera to make sure the image is created, one way or another.   At the end of the day what really matters is the image.

 


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