It was Erin of Atlantic Treefox and Victoria's photos that made me look for a Canon AE-1 on Ebay. Their photos are seriously swoon-worthy.
Victoria's Florence shots and Meat Men are incredibly moving. More from her flickr.
Erin's AE-1 shots are so dreamy. This charming fellow is one of my all-time favorites.
Not to mention, Kate and Anabela are rocking the Canon A-1.
It took me a month to win the AE-1 on Ebay and another month to finish the roll of film. Though I was taught photography on a manual camera in high school, I couldn't quite remember every step after years of auto. The light meter, shutter speed, aperture and focusing were occasionally too much to handle all at once! Quite a few shots are blurry or too dark. But the ones that made it, those I cherish. They represent quiet moments; arranging the shot (still working at that!), fiddling with the camera and the deep breath right before my finger clicks the shutter button that hopes for success.