Monthly Archives: August 2005 - Page 2

Awesome Garage Sale

Codi and I went to downtown Portland and got sidetracked by a sign that said “Huge Sale”. We had time to spare, so we checked it out. The drive up the mountain was so long and windy, I would have turned back several times if I was by myself. Codi was persistent, and it’s a good thing. We totally scored some good loot!

Codi found a vintage reflex camera and a vintage Gucci wallet for $3. Hello eBay for $50!

I found two excellent cameras (Canon AE1 and a Bell & Howell/Canon FD35) and a handful of lens filters for $22 total! I’m eBaying one of the filters to make up for the entire purchase.

Here’s the Canon AE1 – the very same camera that I got back in 1982. I won a photography award with this camera, and I also got several pictures published in Field & Stream magazine with this camera in 1986! Olde school fun!
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

I also found a $150 painting easel for $34!

Baddest Looking Camera Ever

Back when I was living in Russia, I had the coolest, baddest camera ever. It was a Zenit FS-12 Fotosnaiper, complete with gun stock mount and shutter trigger. It was an attention getter, and it only cost me $62 at the time!

Unfortunately, I left Russia in a hurry and all my personal belongings (clothes, books, computer, antiques and even this camera & equipment) were left behind. I left the country with only the clothes I was wearing.

I would love to buy another Fotosnaiper for use here in Oregon. =)

Zenit FS-12 Fotosnaiper camera

Zenit FS-12 Fotosnaiper camera

Nordstrom, Bebe, BCBG, etc.

Codi has been begging me to take her dress shopping for an upcoming wedding. Sooo… I took her to Nordstrom this afternoon – Nordstrom and five other stores. I brought along my trusty hacked camcorder, though I didn’t find much to document on video… =0