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  • So fond of literature scrabble picnics music food and family, father gifted me an Agfa 120 camera.The results were not in colour but they were good.
    It was fascinating, the camera, and seemed a wonder when at a tender pressing of the button, the black folded shutter would open with a sharp click. Inserting the film roll was a technique to be learnt, the rewinding, setting of the aperture for the light and the final skill of fitting the subjects in the frame and not ending up with heads cut off or just the legs focused...it was so much fun...rare moments of life captured on paper...and later enjoyed was a treat which caused laughter,strange comments and shared with joy for hours.Looking at photographs was a highly creative activity after a deeply skillful 'taking' as well. 'Taking photographs was an art-it still is though the technical aspect has changed tremendously.
    Photographs are precious' we admire them keep them place them in albums and now save them in folders-we love them-use them to tell stories and Photography has become so easy for many ...and for me as well-as I got another 'camera' this time a Canon Power Shot A495 as a birthday gift, and found it so easy to use...
    Perhaps the digital camera age is better
    For water, the Giver , takes away...too...
    Flood waters entering our house caused much damage...
    carpets,shoes,beds books and photographs...and trying to sort them out was a strange and tedious task-
    the whole lot lay spread in the sun for many long hours.
    Many discolored,stuck together,muddy,unrecognizable, had to be thrown away-
    Three years ago the lane was dug, a new drain pipe placed and new tiles laid all along, since then water has not flown all over.
    But as I look at the remaining albums...I find...Life staring back at me...silent smiles...still faces,scenes ..a quiet world on paper...I turn...moments in time...tick away...life' is no more...just paper...
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