Good things do not last forever and also for my P&S film camera has arrived that moment. Alas I've lost many shots, most of them were out of focus or totally black.

It's over.


Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up [D.K.], that's the joy of an analogue day.


During the winter season the mountains have plenty of snow and there are few opportunities for hiking or running so I spend my spare time running up and around in a small town, a fortress in the shape of a 9 pointed star [alas I can't fly but believe me, the town seen from above is a perfect star], and I've thought it deserved some photos. I can't hide I felt a bit foolish while I was running with the OM-1 strapped to my chest but who cares, good mood counts more than everything else.

Uhm, things are getting boring without mountains photos!


In olden times I was looking for a pocketable film camera to bring with me in the mountains and I was suggested a Minolta Riva Zoom 75w for its rather interesting wideangle lens [28mm f/3.5]. I have used it a lot and despite of its cons it has always worked like a charm for my humble needs. It's a pity to leave this camera on the shelf so I've decided to give it another try before starting to look for a wideangle lens for my OM-1 [e.g. a Zuiko Auto-W MC 28mm f/2.8 lens]. Here are some photographs taken at 28mm.

Not that bad so it's better to save money and start using what I already own in case I needed a wideangle lens. You know, the less stuff you have the better you use what you already own [and the less money you need to enjoy]. Btw, next time I will cheat the camera by modifying the DX code...