I was just going through some old photos that I have scanned on my hard drive. These sure do remind me of why I love photography so much. Being able to capture images like these are priceless. They remind me of time, love, emotions, pure joy. I don't know if I would have remembered these moments without these images. I know there are so many moments that I miss capturing because I haven't had my camera with me. These photos were taken in 1998 and 1999 for photography classed that I took at the local junior college. I took these with an old Ricoh SLR that my mother gave me for my 16th birthday. By this time I had probably had the camera for about 15 years and still absolutely loved it. I hand developed these photographs for the class and then scanned the 5x7's into the computer a couple of years ago. Sadly, I no longer have the camera or the images, casualties of my last move.
This creek runs right through the campus of Chico State University. We were enjoying a warm spring day after a long, wet winter. I actually love the way this image picked up dust from the scanner. I'm thinking of reworking it in photoshop to give it an even more vintage look.