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It was the last day of my trip to the Delta to hang out with a bunch of photo friends and the plan was to get checked out of the Shack Up Inn at 8 a.m. and do some more riding around and photos with my buddy. I set my alarm for 6:30 so I could have a leisurely shower and get my stuff packed and triple check the room for chargers left behind, or whatever. For some reason, I woke just before the alarm and looked out the window to see some dew on the window. I got up to look out and saw it. FOG! I texted Lowry to see if he was up and tell him about the FOG! I jumped into some clothes, brushed my teeth and grabbed my bag to head towards where his shack was. All plans to pack etc were ditched, because, you know, FOG! Lowry was up and we were on the road in no time. I wanted to get some photos of the church right across from the Inn, and we did that, then Lowry suggested we try for the swamp right up the road a bit. It was a gold mine! We did some more riding around, found some cool trees and shot them for a bit, then the fog started to lift. We both knew the photos from that morning would make the trip. I’ll let you judge.
A colleague at work gave me a Kodak Tourist Camera from the late 40s. It is all manual, and a lot slower to use than a modern camera. You have to set the shutter speed, the aperture and the distance the subject is from the camera. Then you cock the shutter, look through a view finder that is a close approximation of what will be on the negative. The negative is 6×9 cm. It’s huge! I wasn’t sure if the camera would function, especially if the bellows on it was still light tight. No worries!