Get on a boat, get out and hike, take plenty of pictures, enjoy life, document it, remember it!
More than thirty years of film and digital archives are presented here. For a decade I worked in and managed camera stores* in the Pacific Northwest. I am a business owner now but as I find time, I pursue boating - power and sail, and hiking. These activities place me in the environments that provide rewarding photographs. Please take a look at my galleries, leave a comment, and vote if you are inclined. There is also a guestbook to sign. Your feedback is important to me!
I first discovered photography through shooting 126 cartridge film in the '60's. My first 35mm experience was with an Argus C3. Throughout the years I have primarily used Nikon equipment. Lately I have been shooting with a Nikon D7000 16.7 megapixel DSLR. Much work is from my Nikon D40X. All my lenses are Nikkor lenses with a range from 12mm to 300mm.
In the past I have shot film with Canon, Pentax, Nikon, and Miranda 35mm's. Several images are from medium format and larger including; Pentax 6x7, Mamyia 645, Yashica TLR, Fuji 617, Hassleblad and Crown Speed Graphic 4x5.
In an effort to get back to my roots, I picked up a couple of old pieces of equipment; an old Nikkormat FTn and Nikkor 35-105mm zoom lens and I exposed some 35mm film. Many of my best photographic experiences were with the Nikon Nikkormat in the 1970's. I tried to match the quality of the current digital work but couldn't. I've concluded that digital has indeed surpassed film in quality. Though I feel comfortably nostalgic when handling my Nikkormat with film, I have moved into the digital realm.
See Nikkormat Gallery for some historical shots.
J. R. Hudson,
Seattle, Washington, USA
*Clerical then Assistant Manager, Ray's Cameras, Puyallup WA (1970-1971), Assistant Manager, Cameras Et Cetera, Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA (1972), Manager Camera's et Cetera South Sound Mall, Lacey, WA (1972-1973), Camera's Et Cetera, Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA (1973-1974), Clerical, camera department, Jafco, Bellevue, WA (1974-1976), Camera Department Manager, Jafco/Best's, Tukwila (Southcenter) (1977-1978), Clerical again while in college, Best's, Spokane, WA, Clerical at Talls Camera, Bellevue Square Mall (1987 - volunteer work because I didn't get paid).
Initiated January 2009