Self Portrait

© Mike F. Anderson

Self Portrait

Heidi Tidd May 01, 2006

Very nice lighting for this shadow shot Mike.

You're so right about the old school cameras. Although digital is taking the world by storm, there are still (and I think always will be), certain opportunistic shots where old school will rule. #437604

Jessica L. Richard May 01, 2006

very neat image, great shot! #2713704

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 02, 2006

Thanks for your comments Heidi and Jessica. #2715677

Nadya Johnson May 05, 2006

Awesome idea for a self portrait, Mike!! Really like this! As for the large format camera, oh how I wanted one back then. Never had one - just a Canon AE-1. Kind of miss it now, although I doubt if I would want to wait around for film again. It had some killer lenses though, and THOSE I really miss! The entire thing was stolen: it was also choked to death with sand despite my best efforts to protect it, as I was living in the San Felipe Desert at the time, in Baja Mexico. I like to think the thief was QUITE annoyed by that, and hopefully it wouldn't work by then, at all! Serves her right - and yeah, I do know how it was, nor she was a Mexican I'll add. Anway, I love this photo, Mike! #2728652

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 06, 2006

Nadya, thank you again for your comments on many of my images. Boy!, from living in the desert of Mexico to the Mississippi Palisades area of northern Illinois, you sure get around. I'm glad you have a camera with you to share all the sights you come across with the rest of us. And who knows ... maybe your thief was able to get the sand cleaned out of that camera and she's out there now somewhere posting photos on BP ... :-) #2733205

Nemil B. Chabebe May 10, 2006

Great work! excellent composition and angle. #2749433

ALLEN O. HOWARD May 29, 2006

Nice Mike! I had started with 35mm and my favorite camera was my Nikon N65. I took it to our major camera dealer here in Spokane to have a small repair done. While I was waiting I was talking to a seasoned saleswoman (perhaps an owner) and I expressed my concerns as to the digital flood. She told me they would always have film cameras and a place for them. Six mos. later they stopped dealing in film cameras alltogether! I sold my Nikon and lenses to a photography student who was lacking for what might as well have been a smile and a thank you. Allen #2830002

Mike F. Anderson level-classic May 30, 2006

Yeah, it took me some time to make the move also. I kept waiting to see if the digital quality was going to match film, but I'm very pleased now with all the fine cameras and excellent results that are so apparant on photo web sites like BP and others! #2831655

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 01, 2019

Nice one, Mike. Congratulations! #11772730

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 01, 2019

Congratulations on your Win, Mike !!! #11772841

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe August 01, 2019

Congratulations, awesome winner! ccc #11772844

Christine Greenspan level-classic August 01, 2019

Big congrats on this unique, creative winner! #11772983

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 02, 2019

So creative and effective, Mike! Fabulous. Congratulations on the win! #11773093

Oscar J. Pung level-classic August 02, 2019

Very cool Mike. Congratulations on the Gold! #11773163

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures August 03, 2019

Such an excellent image and gold winner Mike,congratulations!!! #11773268

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 03, 2019

Congrats on your Win Mike!! #11773288

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Used to have one of those a long time ago. Beautiful resolution, but I gotta tell you, in a digital world, it has become a whole lot easier with a lot more options. Having said that though, there are different tools for different sets of circumstances and situations, and even though it seems that film and especially these large format cameras are fading into the background, there's still a time and place for all the previous tools of the trade to shine, in their own light, as long as there are opportunities, and people with cameras to meet them. Ok - that was my philosophical speech for the day ... :-)

Uploaded on May 01, 2006
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