When darkness is a home to your eyes, a hint of light can be blinding.
♦ Artifact ♦
This piece was found in my family’s property years ago. A history professor from our town checked it out and said it’s fine to keep it. That’s what I remember. I was really small at the time. I wish I remember how old it is. I guess we’ll take it to a museum soon.
Seeing something that survived centuries broadens one’s perception of the “timeline”. We all wake up everyday to do what we do for our futures and some of us just live for the day. Especially in our current time, we get swallowed whole into the fast-paced modern life that we seldom notice leaving behind some of our history and traditions. This is a personal opinion of course but I do believe it is happening. At least in my country, I’m witnessing the growing disregard for our heritage. It’s such a shame. There is no such thing as an argument against progress but let’s not lose our identity in the process.
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Random Access Pictures: Yashica Electro 35
UPDATE: Random Access Pictures is a series of posts where I’ll post pictures of random things. I’m starting with old stuff.
This was my dad’s camera from decades ago. I never got to use it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the zoom lens that’s supposed to be stored with it.
It’s a Yashica Electro 35, a popular camera during the 1960’s and 1970’s, or so I’ve heard. Such a shame that it doesn’t work anymore. It’s aperture-priority only but still offers few options that my current bridge camera doesn’t have, at least in terms of aperture range!