The Spark Of Life


I don't shoot as many photos as I used to. I still kinda sorta maintain a Flickr upload rate of once a day, but some days nothing. I mean for one, 2020 hasn't exactly provided an abundance of travel opportunity, and secondly my photography muse took a holiday. Something akin to photographer's writer's block I suppose.

A couple things happened recently that I hope will ignite the flame once again.

Firstly my old trusty DSLR workhouse of yore the Canon T2i started to literally fall apart at a shutter count of 28,947. Not necessarily the fault of the camera of course. Over the many years of ownership, she's survived being dropped, lost, found, dropped again, scraped, and dropped. The old girl deserves a happy retirement.

Secondly, I'm now the proud owner of a Canon 7D MkII. The best camera I've ever owned in my life. I already feel the enthusiasm to take her everywhere and shoot everything. I think this might be the start of something. Time will tell.

  1. martymankins says:

    Congrats on the new camera. I hear good things about the 7D MkII. I totally forgot you had a T2i. I just sold my Rebel T4i as I wasn't using it and a friend decided to give is a proper new home for the exchange of $200. I want another DSLR, but not ready for one yet. I do have my eye on a 90D for when that purchase happens.

    I look forward to more photos as you have an eye and a talent.

  2. kapgar says:

    Welcome to the new cam! I'd like to get back into D-SLR photography and have failed miserably in my attempts. I should get a new one considering my Sony is 12 years old. But I can't justify it.

    BTW, I know the lyric is wrong in your title but I now have Dire Straits stuck in my head.