It's scenery like this we got over here, on this island I'm staying on at the moment. Snapped on film with some Nikon FM2 about one year ago these days. We were here right after the big feast, even before the new year started.
Ever tried an FM2? I tell you it's got to be the best battered thing I got lurking around in my bag. Lightweight, all manual, no batteries needed unless you are totally addicted to light meters, simplicity, no fuss at all, and it takes some beating very well. I got a few of them, and have never managed to do anything to harm any of them as for yet. They can stay for years somewhere inside a cabinet or something, and when you finally finds them and pick'em up and fires the shutter they just works. On all shutter times and all. It's just bloody great! Other cameras seem to need CLA, which usually mean TLC, both now and again through a lifetime. The FM2 not so. Or it looks like that, anyway, again as seen from inside my own head.
More scenery. West side of Mainland Orkney. This is what it looks like, actually. It's simply just like I like it to be.
On a good day I would even claim it's at least as good as any german snapper I know. It's not any bigger either, than the germans. The only disadvantage would be the clikketyclack, mirror you know. It's shouting where the germans are whispering.
Anyway, it just works. And that's the big point I would say. That's also why you will allways find one of them in my bag.
There is a welfare tour, kind of sightseeing thing, being arranged today as we are sitting more or less idle here in Kirkwall and never get the chance to get anywhere else than on the ship. Sometimes I end up wondering which camera to bring on tours like that, but always seem to end up with a FM2 or one or both of the german ones. It's just a habbit folks, but I like these japanese left overs from the eightees.
I might bring the pixel collector as well, just to make sure I got evidence to show off either here on the blog, or somewhere else. We'll see, I think.
Maybe it's a bit early, but we might even find one of these scattered around one of the beaches when we go for the tour a bit later. Who knows? This one was seen and duly documented in Windwick last year, or in the very beginning of this year. The mother was lurking in the area... just sayin'.
Have a great sunday, friends :)