One of the First Photos I Ever Shot

My best guess is that this image of best friends Bruce Hagen, Jim Davidson and Scott Wolbers was made in 1971 or 1972, when I would have been 15 or 16 years old. I borrowed a Yashica 124 twin-lens-reflex from my high school photography club, and shot this image at the top of the hill near Church Street in Burlington. (Looks like I made a perfect exposure despite the camera’s lack of a lightmeter. 🙂 I probably developed the film in the darkroom at my high school, but I do not remember ever printing this wonderful shot.

I’m positively thrilled to find these old negatives in such good shape. You can imagine that to me, a shot like this is absolutely priceless.

Bruce Hagen, Jim Davidson and Scott Wolbers on the hill above Church Street in Burlington, Wisconsin.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Cindy says:

    I think this picture has to be one of the best pictures you have ever taken. It’s a classic.

  2. Mark says:

    Dude, I heard you may have a pano of this hill?

  3. Jim Pire says:

    I DID shoot a panorama of the town from this spot, but I have not found those negatives – yet. I made a print and gave it to Mrs. Hagen. My first pano!

  4. Marilyn Davidson says:

    Who’s the dude in the middle with all the hair?
    Could it be Jimmy D. I think he wishes he had it
    back.Like to see more photos from that era.
    Jimmy D’s Mom

  5. Me says:

    I don’t think this would be the Bruce Hagen I went to school with in Wichita, KS. But Dude, you should sell this pic to a greeting card company! Or hold a contest for a caption. Er sumpthin.

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