Mamiya C330

This year the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Detroit came on a day that warm and sunny. Warm is a relative term but 35F is not bad particularly compared to the frigid, cloudy event that this parade was last year. The turn out appeared to be high with the sidewalks packed along the small stretch of Michigan Ave. that is known as Corktown. I was surprised at the great number of Irish themed pubs in the area, and today they were all packed to the limit. I wondered how much business they do on a regular night, Detroit always seems so deserted its hard to imagine what keeps all these pubs full outside special occasions. Its not something I would ever know unless I find a native and ask him, maybe next time.

Winner Hot Pepper Eating Contest

The Pig Gig, Bay City, Michigan

Ann Arbor Camera Club

The Ann Arbor Camera Club, probably like so many other camera clubs, is a genre of its own. Year after year water cascasdes over rocks, the flowers bloom and the sun sets over lakes lighting up the sky in vivid colors. Paint peels from doors, the red barns pose silently, and the golden bails of hay lie upon the fields. The photography of Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston is a world apart. For how can their cold, cynicism and realism compare to the pretty, treacly world of hypersaturated colors, grand vistas and tender moments borrowed from pretty paintings - you know, the classy motel type of paintings.

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