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Death of a camera is the loss of an old friend

Owl at Maymont - Last photo taken with my Nikon D60

Owl at Maymont – Last photo taken with my Nikon D60 before the shutter conked

My trusty Nikon D60 died. My kids and I were hiking around Maymont and touring the Birds of Prey area of the wildlife exhibits and I was taking photos of napping owls when the shutter made a sound like it hit the floor and dropped dead.

I tend to get attached to tools that serve their function well and I like to take care of them. It’s a real camera, not like the one on a cellphone or some smaller inferior device. It is sturdy and dependable. I’ve put it through a lot of hard labor. Without it, I feel incomplete — like I’m missing something. Continue reading

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