Grandpa's camera

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Project 52, week 30
This weeks prompt "Vintage".

This camera belonged to my grandfather. He was a very avid photographer, so now I can look at photos of my father when he was a child and see what his chilhood was like. Unfortunately he died when my father was only fifteen, so I've never met him. Someday I will try if this camera still works :)

This week I learned how hard it is to take a picture of a camera. It is a big black blob and nothing made it look very interesting :)

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I Flickr 4 JOY 33 months ago | reply

    I also think you've made it very interesting. How lucky for you to have a photographer in the family like that!

  2. Lilla~Rose 33 months ago | reply

    a wonderful picture and such fond memories for you

  3. audreymasson19 33 months ago | reply

    what a great family keepsake. You've done a great job with the prompt.

  4. Louisiana Belle 33 months ago | reply

    I have a camera similar to this, a Kodak 2C Autographic, produced in 1916. Yesterday I shot from many different angles and didn't like anything I did. After seeing yours, I'm glad I chose not to post mine. This is fantastic!

  5. Urban.Photography 33 months ago | reply

    you ended up with a great shot of it! can't believe that your family still has it, that's amazing!

  6. G.Perretto (OFF) 33 months ago | reply

    such a desire object... and I love the bokeh ,-))

  7. Cottage 960 33 months ago | reply

    I think you made it look beautiful.
    What a fabulous keepsake.

  8. Pixels Poet 33 months ago | reply

    very nice composition!

  9. Valerie Peters 33 months ago | reply

    a treasure...beautifully photographed...

  10. KodaCh [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

    heisajo.. my lord this is a sweet photo! colors and focus are FANTASTIC.. gotta *fave* this one.

  11. { kind of turquoise 33 months ago | reply

    gorgeous shot, you shoot the spirit of this old camera!
    so beautiful! love it!

  12. Chrisseee 33 months ago | reply

    Oih mikä aarre. Todella kauniit sävyt.
    Kiitos terveisistä. Kivaa löytää suomalaisia ja naisia näin läheltä.

  13. .:AnnetteB:. 33 months ago | reply

    Such a neat looking camera and you captured it beautifully.

  14. *Laura*1 33 months ago | reply

    Looking at this shot you would never have guessed that you had trouble taking it, you have executed this really well. You should defiently have a play with it, I would love to see some shots taken with this.

  15. - Claudia 33 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful, Heli! The super-sharp macro details at the front of the lens are amazing and so is that wonderful DOF. Lovely tones as well. I think you did a marvelous job of capturing your grandpa's camera - the result is so interesting to my eyes. I hope you'll give it a try and share what you get! :)

  16. Kim's Pics :) 33 months ago | reply

    You did an amazing job capturing the antique qualities (no black blob look here!) of this very special collector's item! I hope you can get it to work, it would be so interesting to see the results.

  17. TW Collins 32 months ago | reply

    Wonderful sentiment and capture! I hope you decide to give it a try; I would love to see the results.

  18. d_rod 32 months ago | reply

    Some images are simply timeless.

  19. Jim Purcell 31 months ago | reply

    FANTASTIC photo! I LOVE it! Well done!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  20. Renata Freire♥ 26 months ago | reply

    Great picture! Loved the focus! ♥

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