“How blessed they are to live and sing there! And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn--Zion! God in full view!” (Psalms 84:4-7 MSG)
“Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.“ (James 4:13-14 NASB)
“Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" (Matthew 7:9-11 ESV)
My Cameras: 1952 Zorki.1c * 1954 Zorki.1d * 1952 Zorki.3 * 1956 Zorki.3M * 1956 Zorki.4 * 1959 Zorki.5. Okay, not "ghosts" really. Just some old Soviet made shooters, rather well traveled after being built at the KMZ plant in Krasnogorsk Russia, near Moscow. They are great fun and still capable of producing much better photos than my artistic talents could ever fully explore. And they’re also in good company with two of their German forerunners and archetypes, "the Cowboys" - my two Barnacks. One is a 1934 Leica.III and the other a 1930 Leica.I that was factory "upgraded" sometime along the way to a Leica.III. Aesthetically, both of these could be described as "beaters" at best, but are still in great condition for fun photography. This is a watering hole of sorts, a place to rest in the shade and share whatever photos all these wonderful old machines create and the inspiration they may arouse.