There is a memorial plaque in town. I pass it regularly. I remember. I remember a sunny Saturday morning drilling at the firehouse. I remember swearing loudly and running to the engine when the tones dropped. I remember almost overshooting the address, and I remember the horrid moaning sound the engine's radial tires made as… Continue reading Memory

Week 33 – Polaroid Spectra II

And now for something completely different. . . The Spectra System was probably Polaroid's last great idea. It uses a slightly larger format than the SX70/600 series cameras, and it produces a rectangular image rather than square. My Spectra II is a $6 thrift store find with sonar autofocus, autoexposure, built-in flash, and a self… Continue reading Week 33 – Polaroid Spectra II