Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Greetings from the Zombie Blog (and a Parker 51 Fountain Pen)

Oooo... a Parker 51 set found for $18 at an antique mall. And it works!

Just remember, it isn't pen prn if it is out of focus.

Yeah, it is a little frou-frou, but who cares? It screams 1950 and would look at home in a Cadillac glove box.
 

Sorry I have been MIA, but Vintage Tech Obsessions at least has a sketchy pulse :-) And if you are at all curious as to where I have been since the beginning of the year, here is a small sampling from my Google+ stream.

New Orleans: October, 2014   Fuji X-T1
NYC: September, 2014  Fuji X100
Kansas City (exurbs): September, 2014  Fuji X-T1
Chicago: May, 2014  Fuji X-T1
Kansas City: Fuji X-T1
Portland: May, 2014  Fuji X-T1
Chicago: May, 2014  Fuji X-T1
San Francisco: March, 2014  Fuji X100
Washington, DC: February, 2014  iPhone 5s
In Fight: October, 2014  Fuji X-T1 (out of camera)

12 comments:

  1. Welcome back, i enjoyed this post as well as the photos.

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    1. I used the Parker at work today. So smooth. I can see why it is a cult classic.

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  3. Many great photos, I especially love the street shot in Chicago. I've always been too nervous to take pictures featuring people like that, though I love photographing in cities.

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    1. I generally go for stealth with a small camera. There are two schools of thought on street photography - one involves engaging people and doing portraits. I'm of the school that treats the streets like a like a wild place in which the photographer should not change the behavior of the subject.

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  4. My God, is that an Edsel? Great photos, especially the roller derby gals. And nice score on the Parker '51.

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    1. Yeah, we have Edsels and all kinds of oddities in middle America. Thanks for the comment on the photos. The derby shots were taken during a G+ Blur and Unsharp Mentorhship program. It started with pans to get intentional blur and then I put some images through the Stackables app for iPad. It was fun experimentation.

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  5. Good to see you back among your tribe. Stay on target, as Gold Leader says (:

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    1. Ah, but I have so many tribes to pick from (and attempt to keep up with!). I did daily typewriter journals during family vacation time but never got around to maintaining the blog :-( I have a few machines and typefaces that need to get out in the wild. It may be post Christmas before I have time to do it right.

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  6. Good to see you're back. Nice Parker 51! The price is even better.

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    1. The Parker is smooth as butter! I used it quite a bit today and I am genuinely shocked at how well it is doing. The flow is even and it isn't prone to skipping. I have it loaded with Noodler's V-Mail Midway Blue at the moment. That has been a very reliable ink. My wife and I are both partial to a special run called DC Supershow Blue.

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