The Biggest Surprise Was The Camera

I have linked the image to the media file, so if you click on it you will be able to see the photograph at a larger size.

I have the original NEF (Nikon’s proprietary RAW file) on my computer, and the I just made this JPEG for the screen. I have made JPEGs from this file before. Today I clicked on the info button to see when I photographed the ram, and with what camera.

I remember the occasion, where I was standing, where the field was, and what we (Tamara and I) were doing, but not the date.

In fact, taking photographs anchors me to events in the past, without which the events would be less distinct.

There is information locked into digital files. I looked at the information and see that I shot this photograph on 1st November 2008 at two minutes past three in the afternoon.

The focal length of the lens was 60mm, so I think I must therefore have been using the kit lens. The kit lens is 18-55mm, and in full-frame terms that is 27-82.5mm.

And I shot at 1/60th second at f2.8.

The biggest surprise, though was the camera, a Nikon D60.

The Nikon D60 is a 10.2-megapixel Nikon F-mount digital single-lens reflex camera announced in January 2008. The D60 succeeds the entry-level Nikon D40x. It features the Nikon EXPEED image processor introduced in the higher-end Nikon D3 and D300.

What a fine little camera that was, and I guess I traded it in or sold it on eBay when I moved on to the Nikon D200.

14 thoughts on “The Biggest Surprise Was The Camera

  1. I don’t recall where we were when you photographed this, David, but I think that’s not surprising considering what avid sheep fans we are, eh??

    Speaking of which, the “guy” you captured here is mighty good-looking! Such an impressive build and fleece… 🤩🐑


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