A new segment for the blog that will definitely keep me writing, a fairly straight forward idea entitled "Favorite Photo of the Week". Just a simple post with an image I'm currently in love with. This weeks photo isn't a brand new one, but it is very relevant this week. It was taken at The Columbia State Historic Park in Columbia California.
I love this photo of Billy and his two kids for many reasons. When I took the photo, I didn't initially realize I was taking a photo of where I want to be in the not so far off future. It's really cool to have taken a photo of someone I look up to. I have a long way to go, a whole lot of work to do, but now I know what I'm working for. #LifeGoals. Sorry mom, not right now, but soon we will add to our little family lol.
What brought up this photo? Well this week I sold the lens that I used to capture this photo, the Fujifilm XF 90mm. For non-photographers, that doesn't mean too much, but I thought I'd share what it feels like to sell a piece of equipment. When you buy an expensive piece of gear, in this case a lens, you can not wait to use it. You imagine all the photos and memories you will capture, you wonder how far this piece will take you, you wonder if with this very piece of glass will somehow become a part of you, an extension of yourself that will allow you to show the world how you see it through your own eyes.
For some reason, equipment really does become a part of us. At least for me it does. I sometimes talk to my equipment. I sort of give it high fives, or look down upon it when I take a photo I consider bad, it really does become a part of the family. A family member that does have a price tag on it haha.
The lens I used to capture this weeks favorite photo is currently on it's way to Chicago IL. I'm sure it's new owner will love it and use it and hopefully, take really good care of it, but most of all take really beautiful photos with it. It's a weird feeling when you let a piece of equipment go. You jump back and forth whether or not it's a good idea. You say it is, then immediately go the opposite until eventually you land on your decision. Either way, it's stressful and it is always a gamble. My camera bag feels really spacious today and my other lenses are wondering where their big sister is. I haven't broke the news to them but I'm sure they're going to be excited when it's replacement arrives in the mail soon =D
-Here are some other favorites taken with the lens that is no longer in the bag-