It is sobering to realize that the last time I was in Sanibel, I was still using a film camera. Film, as in "that stuff you use to have to load into cameras and then send away to get developed." More recently, you could take it to a store for 1 hour developing but you had to be so careful about the pictures you took, because film cost money. And developing cost money! Sometimes, the film (which had to be loaded into the camera) didn't work right, either.
Once again, nostalgia isn't all it is cracked up to be. Why did I cling to film so long?
The Sanibel Shell Show, on Sanibel Island in Florida, continues today and tomorrow. What seemed like thousands of people crowded into a small community center to view gems of shell art - all taking pictures as fast as they could. If some of these pictures seem blurry, please know I had a lot of competition.
This is another view of the exquisite lid.
This is another one of the shell bouquets I admired so much.
Does your area have a special art form you are proud of?