Sunday Stills the next Challenge: Flashback

Oh the memories, sweet memories…

“This weeks challenge is to go as far back in your archives and pick out some of the oldest pics you have taken since beginning taking pics. They don’t have to be perfect pics just ones you have taken and add a description of the type of camera used. ”

The memory is not quite as clear as it once was and I was wondering what could I use for this weeks challenge when I finally remembered an old album that I kept for my “special” photos. Looking at them now they are pretty bad but I was about 18 or 19 at the time with my 2nd SLR – a Ricoh and I thought they were wonderful, well at least my best. I was a little proud that I was using the rule of thirds etc without even knowing there was a rule. Otherwise they were pretty terrible and underexposed.  I had caught the bug around that age but cannot remember how or why I was attracted to taking photos, there was no epiphany moment.

At this time I was playing with filters and Hoya made a few that were inexpensive. I think on this one I had a starburst filter.

This picture was taken at Duntryleague Golf Club in Orange, NSW, Australia, one very cold frosty morning on the way in from a town called Cargo where I was staying with my boyfriend at the time.  I often used to stay there for the weekend and come back into town on the Monday morning ready for work. Otherwise there was no way I was ever going to get up that early to take any photo! Oh youth..

I also remember I think putting this entry into the Cudal show (population ~300 people circa 1979ish). I won (mental note – always put your photo into a small local town’s competition – you have better odds). I was awarded a Kodak “best in show” medal which for many years would have pride of place in my mothers wall unit. Unfortunately the glue wasn’t very good and every so often the medal would slide down the mount….

Anyway without much to do, here is DuntryLeague Golf Club, Orange – Morning Mist – circa 1979-80  Ricoh SLR



For more Sunday Still photos for the challenge – Flashback go here to Ed’s page.

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  1. That’s a beautiful photo, and I’m not surprised it won the competition. I had to grin at the image of the award sliding down the wall though… 🙂 Nice one Karen.

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  2. I was there in 1984. That’s where I found my ex husband having an affair with my future husbands wife. But a beautiful photo anyway


  3. Nice memory. Nice Photo. Love the history of the medal 🙂


  4. Karen, this is now one of my favourites, you can virtually feel the Chill!! and Congratulations on winning the medal as well. Never realised your love/passion for photography started so long ago.. and still continues…


    • Thanks Di, yes its been since I was a late teenager and I really liked this photo back then but now I think its not that good. I wonder in a few years time will I look back at my NOW photos and think the same thing or will I still like them. That will be the test.


  5. Karen, I love the stories you post with your photos, and this one is no exception as I loved learning more about you. This photo is pretty impressive for one taken so very long ago in your photographic journey. The mist is beautiful!


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