Peter Cobb

I started taking pictures when I was in high school in the 1960s. My brother gave me the same camera James Bond used to take pictures of secret documents. The camera worked great for Bond but not so hot for me. The negatives were tiny and consequently the pictures were grainy. Forget about printing enlargements.

I stuck with film way too long. I switched to digital when I retired in 2016. Why I waited so long, I don’t know, except for the fact that I am stubborn boomer. Digital is so much easier and so much cheaper. I still hear defense of film – the quality is higher, the reprints are sharper, blah, blah, blah. That may have been true a few years ago but not anymore. I have two film cameras that stay in my closet.

The pictures I take now are mostly taken when I am hiking or kayaking.