File photos: The last from the Pentax Spotmatic

Red string and lantern
A web of red strings and collection of paper lanterns adorn part of the 16th Street Mall in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)

Recently I posted an attempt to sell some of my cameras — apart from my longstanding Gear For Sale page — and it worked!

I managed to sell all of the cameras I listed, including two Pentax Spotmatics, each with several lenses. I’ve enjoyed both cameras greatly, and believe the Spotmatic is a really fantastic SLR. I couldn’t help but run a few more rolls through as I was contemplating selling them both.

These photos were all made with the second Spotmatic to come my way, mostly with the 35mm f/3.5 Super-Takumar lens it was sporting when I found it. It was a great camera, but I just can’t justify having so many different cameras in my collection when what I really need to do is stop playing with them and focus on making good pictures. And some of these I’m actually a little proud of.

16th Street Mall flowers
Flowers are still blooming in late September on the 16th Street Mall in Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Step inside
Step inside the Love Free Movement traveling boutique. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Love Free Movement
The Love Free Movement truck simultaneously supports charities and local artisans with their roving fashion truck. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Motorcycle. Would almost be better in color with its vintage paint job and old school leather accoutrement. (Daniel J. Schneider)
A rabbit in a hidden corner of the Highland neighborhood in Denver. The mysterious stenciled graffiti have appeared all over Denver. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Door and reflection
A beautifully crafted antique hardwood door adorns Williams & Graham Booksellers in Denver’s Highland neighborhood. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Western Fence
Western Fence and downhill sidewalk at the edge of the Highlands. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Vintage washbasin
Still life: vintage washbasin. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Little Man Ice Cream
Little Man Ice Cream. (Daniel J. Schneider)
RC cooler
An antique Royal Crown Cola cooler at Little Man Ice Cream. Yes, it’s full of bottles on ice. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Ordering cones
Ordering at the window of Little Man Ice Cream in Denver, a popular stop-off for dates and walks in the park. (Daniel J. Schneider)
Doggie treat
“Mom got me a puppy-sized cone at Little Man!” (Daniel J. Schneider)
Little Man and Olinger
Little Man Ice Cream’s milk can-shaped building is right next door to the former Olinger Mortuary, now occupied by the Linger Restaurant. The historic sign remains, albeit with the “O” unlit. (Daniel J. Schneider)