HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY BLOG

I’m starting the New Year in 2010 with this commentary site, which reflects my personal areas of interest and how I view the temporal quality of life. My goal is to post something at least once a week on one of my four major passions: Photography/Video, Classic Porsches, Travel, and Music.

Hopefully I’ll provide a useful perspective on how each of these pursuits can be experienced with more than one unique sensory experience. I plan to review on average one photo tip, one sports car article/video, one journey, and one music album every month.

-Randy Wells

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I MADE THIS PHOTOGRAPH OVER 40 YEARS AGO

Hard to believe today, but this was my subject in New Zealand in the spring of 1980. A boy in a worn Superman t-shirt sitting in front of a corner store on the south island of New Zealand. I remember I had a 24mm f/1.4 lens on my Canon F-1 with Kodachrome 25 film. Seems just like yesterday with my buddy who’s celebrating his birthday this week … wish I was there now.

As a long-term record collector, I have all of Bob Dylan’s LPs. I’m referring to the original vinyl on Columbia.

In the late ’80s I bucked the trend and managed to pick up many of his U.S. ’60s and ’70s white label promo vinyl releases in both mono and stereo (CDs were king, Dylan was out of favor, and nobody wanted LPs).

These were the very first pressings manufactured for DJs to play on the radio.

Of all his records, one underdog with The Band remains a personal favorite, Planet Waves. Asylum and Island Records released this one in 1974. Mofi made a hybrid SACD and 12″ 33rpm LP recently. All releases remains essential listening for me, but any copy will do…