“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” – J. B. Priestley
After a few years of having warmer winters, finally Charlotte saw some snow last weekend. To be honest, it was more ice than snow. It snowed for a little bit over night, but during the day it was primarily ice. It was still a welcomed change from the last few years. Yesterday, my daughter and I decided to take a walk in and enjoy this rare event for the south. We walked over to where a fitness center used to be. Like everything else in Charlotte, it is going to become either town homes or apartments.
I was able to try out my new lens yesterday too. My wife was at Goodwill of all places and found a Nikon 18-55mm lens. She called me to ask if it worked on my mine, and the mount type was the same as my camera. She bought it for me, and it only cost $20. Typically, this lens costs at least $200 used. I was excited to get an opportunity to try it out, and it didn’t disappoint. I have been wanting a lens that does better with landscapes for a while, and now I have it!
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Sounds like Charlotte is going the way of Colorado Springs: any open space is being razed for town homes here too. I’ve ‘joked’ it won’t be too long before they’re building apartments in Garden of the Gods.
I’m jealous: I never seem to find awesome gear I’m looking for in thrift stores for killer deals.
My wife and I have lucked up a few times. I bought my first camera at a pawn shop near our house. We go some what regularly. We just look around to see if there is anything we want, and then we buy it if it is something that we want. Of course the price has to ve right too.
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Of course. I’ve been lucky making offers on ebay occasionally — but I read these stories like yours where they’re like “I found a pristine Hasselblad 501c for 12 bucks at a local garage sale and a Zeiss Hubble Telesecope lens for it for 3 bucks” and I’m like O_O
I think I am also lucky in the fact that my wife has a really good eye when it comes to finding deals. You have to walk in to a thrift store or pawn shop prepared to be disappointed. 9 times out of 10 I don’t find anything.
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That is true. I never have any expectations that something good like that will happen — the disappointment would crush me if I let it.