Here is a throw back photo. It is not an old photograph, only a little over four years old, but there is something else that qualifies it as a throw back. For one this image was shot on film. But what really makes this photograph of the famous "I amsterdam" sign, is the camera used. At the time, before moving on to a digital SLR, I was shooting on a Nikkormat FTN. The Nikkormat FTN was produced from 1967-1975. This camera did not have any automatic settings, everything was manual. Aperture and shutter speed all needed to be set manually, and of course focus was manual too. Some might find it to be too hard or a hassle, but I enjoyed shooting this way. I felt that I was actually learning some of the fundamentals of photography.
The shot below is one of my favorite ones from those days. It was taken in Amsterdam, and really captures what it feels like to be there. The bicyclist rolling into my frame really completes the shot in my opinion.
I hope you have enjoyed today's throwback at noon photo.