In anticipation of World Camera Day, I decided to resurrect one of my old standby cameras. I found the thing inside of a small airline bag at the back of the storage closet. All that was necessary was to find a compatible memory card then insert two AA batteries. The Nikon quickly booted up, and I snapped a few test shots to make sure the device was up to snuff.
The day had already become quite busy, so I took advantage of a few still-life type displays already up in the living room. Then, to determine whether or not the camera was up to shooting macro shots, I set up one of the wristwatches to which I needed to make a minor repair in the afternoon. All things considered, the photos turned out quite well, especially when considering that the Nikon was already obsolete when it was purchased from the Goodwill Store for around $7 a few years ago. Perhaps I’ll return it to service as another standby camera once again.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes photographer, Annie Leibovitz. “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”