January 2013 – Nikon EM#1 with Kodak ColorPlus200 & Nikon 135mm f2.8E as primary lens

The weather was pretty mild in most of January but I needed to stay close to the house for a number of reasons. This made my photography choices a bit harder and probably a bit less interesting – no wildlife or giant oaks. First I photographed an old Sears Roebuck wagon that Frannie used as a planter for a while and is now a back yard garden area decoration. Then some shots of the famous Frannie’s Screen Room Frogs but in a new locale. And finally I took a little walk around an older part of town and took a few house pictures.

Sears Roebuck wagon in the back gardens

Sears Roebuck wagon in the back gardens

Frannie's Chair with Frogs

Frannie’s Chair with Frogs

Tres Chic - an old Ocala home turned into a B&B and boutique.

Tres Chic – an old Ocala home turned into a B&B and boutique.

 

 

 

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Ross Prairie Loop Trail

Ross Prairie is a lovely wilderness area near where I live. It’s a great place for a nice short hike and is loaded with great photo opportunities. The trails pass through pine forest, oak hammocks and areas of the prairie with beautiful golden grasses that sway rhythmically in the wind. One of my favorite places to spend a few hours of peace and solitude.

Ross Prairie Loop Trail

Ross Prairie Loop Trail

Nikon F2A

So as I said, I’m a Nikon junkie. I have quite a few and enjoy them thoroughly. This camera is one that I purchased around Thanksgiving of 2012. It’s in beautiful condition and functions perfectly. It’s a bit on the heavy side for many folks but I find the weight beneficial. I can handhold the camera at speeds like 1/30 second and get solid blur free images even with a 135mm lens.

Nikon F2A

Nikon EM

I’m sort of an EBay junkie and definitely a Nikon film camera junkie. So when I saw this really neat camera on ebay at an absolute steal of a price, I couldn’t resist. The camera came in the mail this past week and it’s in outstanding condition. A bit of dirt and so needs some cleaning but body and functions appear like new.  So I want to welcome Nikon EM #3 to my camera family.

Nikon EM #3