My Dad loved photography. In fact, he never quite forgave himself for losing a camera, with photos I'm sure he would have loved to have, at the 1939 New York Worlds Fair.
When he was younger, he used to develop his own photos (in those black and white days, a home hobbyist could easily do this with patience and the right chemicals.) After his experience in World War II and subsequent marriage and fatherhood, he never did that with m, at least that I can remember.
I think that's where I got my love of photography, though - from my father.
What would my Dad have thought about blogging, and photography? I don't know, but I bet he would have owned a cell phone with a good digital camera just for the joy of taking pictures.
|Empire State Building, Manhattan, May 2013|
|Brooklyn building, May 2013|
I'll never know.
Later this year, if he had been alive, Dad would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In a way, that thought makes me smile. What, I wonder, would he have thought of our modern world?
Of course, I'll never know.
Happy anniversary in Heaven, Dad.