In a former life, I was a photography student at UC Boulder, and then The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing primarily on what was described to me as "ethereal" landscape photography. My cameras of choice where the Canon AE-1, a Zeiss Contax IIa -- which my uncle bought in Korea in the 1950s -- and a Polaroid 220 Land Camera. I shot almost exclusively in black and white with the 35mm cameras, and ventured into color when living in Chicago with the Polaroid. In order to shoot landscapes, I would take long road trips from Colorado to the Midwest, then from Chicago to almost every corner of the US.
Gas was cheap then.
As I settled into work as a software engineer, and didn't have the time to travel as much to take pictures, or to develop film, I pretty much stopped shooting. I bought a Nikon D70, but I was a 35mm purist at the time, and wasn't really interested in pursuing photography if I couldn't develop my own film etc. This was especially because at the time, digital sensors could't capture enough information to translate to black and white very well.
That was then, and some such. Now I've acquired a Nikon D800, which I'm incredibly pleased to be shooting with, especially because I've gotten over my purist issues. But before I do start shooting and manipulating images to look like I would've wanted them to look in the old days, I thought I'd post some photos I've taken over the years.
Somewhere in Texas
Somewhere in New Mexico
Railroad Lights, New York