Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Mount Evens

Do you remember the days before digital cameras? You know, when you used actual film and you didn't have a display screen that showed you whether or not the picture was going to turn out okay?



Back then I went through so many of those six dollar point and shoot cameras - I never had a "nice" camera to use so I just bought those. The pictures they take are pretty terrible, but they have the patina of being real film - there is just something beautiful about the analog process.


JR and I found ourselves on a little impromptu adventure sans the usual digital camera I keep in my purse and BOTH of our cell phones.



We purchased one of those disposable point and shoot cameras, and the pictures that came out just like I remembered, including one with the obligatory finger accidentally over the lens. Had it been digital, that would not have been kept, but because it's a relic (of a sort) it makes it all the more charming.



We found ourselves stopping whenever we found something we liked. We ended up checking out Buffalo Bill's grave, and driving up the highest road in North America, Mount Evens Road, which reaches a peak at just over 14,000 feet. At that altitude the sun is strong and crisp, the air is thin, and you have a beautiful view of the rockies below.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures, I think disposable cameras have such a lovely personal quality to them!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue