Seeing red

Seeing red

Sorting through my gear recently, I found my Nikon D100. By digital standards this is now somewhat ancient, purchased as it was in 2005. With a tiny rear screen, a sensor of just six megapixels and very slow buffer/writing speed - three quick shots in RAW and you have to wait about 20-30 seconds before you can take another - one might wonder why I still have it. But I have a strong attachment. It was shipped to me from the UK by Grays of Westminster, whilst on expedition in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It joined me about four weeks into a fourteen week Raleigh International adventure, and went everywhere I did - through torrential rain, more mud than you've ever seen and sweltering heat - and never let me down.

Also finding a couple of old Ilford SFX filters, I decided to give it an airing and experiment with some infrared images at Marks Hall. A good exercise in testing patience!

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