Facinating urban wildlife
Why is it that if I have a camera, and squirrel happens by, I have the inexplicable urge to capture the creature on film? I’ve probably seen hundreds of squirrel in my lifetime, but I always feel the need to take a picture anyway.
Case in point: a few weeks back, I came across an old roll of true black & white film that hadn’t been used. So I figured I’d better use it before it got any older. I loaded it into my trusty 1965 Nikon F and went for a walk. I had a nice time, but most of the 24 shots didn’t turn out. The age of the film made a lot of the images washed out and grainy – and my generally poor manual photography skills ruined most of the others.
I did get a few decent prints though – somehow the four squirrel shots were perfect. Below is my favourite, but you can see the rest on my Facebook profile.