I have loved photography for nearly my entire life. Well, ever since I watched my father Oliver Hopkins develop prints in his Seekonk darkroom. He was a freelance pro as well as the photographer for the police and fire departments. I once found some old 4x5 negatives of portraits taken of Steve Howitt's sister as a little girl. Have you printed any of those yet, Steve? My father also would take Christmas pictures at Bill Skeese's restaurant, where Micheletti's is now! They had a big sleigh out front and sold Christmas trees and other products.
Seeing a white piece of paper turn into a photographic image was pretty cool. I still recognize the smell of the chemicals used to do the transformation. Just about anyone who has seen this magic in a darkroom has the same "wow" feeling. That's the big thing missing in the digital age from which we get instant gratification.
I know there are many photographers in Seekonk and Attleboro, so why not send in some of your best images to Attleboro-Seekonk Patch? You can post them here in the Pics & Clips section.
Where is your favorite spot to view the sunset or sunrise? By a pond, a farm, golf course or a beach? Let us know and show us some of your best photos.
No Blurry Photos! Anyone can take a blurry photo. It shows you don't care. Delete them and don't show them to anyone. Go back and take a decent photo. I know this means that many of you will have to delete most of the images on your phones. Well, so be it! Dump them! Come on, do it! Tell me how many you get rid of!
Steve Hopkins is from Seekonk and lives in Attleboro. His photography website is www.shoppix.zenfolio.com.