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My Lubitel Story: A Tale of Romance

After acquiring several cameras, they've all seemed to settle into their respective roles. Like a little camera society! My Holga tends to be the party animal - taken whenever there's a get together or a club outing. Diana likes to go with me to museums and galleries. My Feds are respectful and noble, used for weddings and 'serious' photography. The 'Samplers' are spontaneous and fun. Now what about Lubitel? Oh, Lubitel, why she's the most adventurous of all.

After acquiring several cameras, they’ve all seemed to settle into their respective roles. Like a little camera society! My Holga tends to be the party animal – taken whenever there’s a get together or a club outing. Diana likes to go with me to museums and galleries. My Feds are respectful and noble, used for weddings and ‘serious’ photography. The ‘Samplers’ are spontaneous and fun. Now what about Lubitel? Oh, Lubitel, why she’s the most adventurous of all.

For some reason, Lubitel screams nature. Maybe it’s the fact she’s a TLR, but it’s almost unexplained. She arrived in an old, tattered box after a camera shopping spree and at first sight, I knew she was special. No, she was no ordinary run-of-the-mill camera, she was sturdy, serious, adventurous and I knew she loved the outdoors.

On a trip to Yosemite, she was in my camera bag, begging and pleading to see the sights, to feel the waterfall mist, to smell the fresh air. People marveled at her beauty and inquired about her constantly. She met hikers and rangers, saw sun and sky, trees and mountains, everything she’d been asking for. She got her wish and rewarded me greatly. I think it’s a mutual relationship.

Since then, I’ve never neglected her. She likes the outdoors and I’m a pleaser. I give and she reciprocates. She’s old-fashioned, but she’s willing to take chances. Sometimes I can feel her itching to get out for a while, so I’ll go to the park or on a hike and take her along. All in all, she definitely holds a place in my heart and hopefully she knows that.

written by brendend

3 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Beautiful shots and story! :)

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  2. superlighter

    superlighter

    clap clap clap!!!

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  3. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Very Ansel-Adams-ish shots. BEauuutiful!

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