I’ve been working on photographer Peter Kelley’s image site at http://www.peterkelley.com – that’s keeping me “focused” on photography…
Andrew McLean emailed me this comment:
I’m using a Nikon 4500 and can’t wait until it dies so I can replace it with a Canon. I’ve been really impressed with the Canons and three local photographers also recommended them.
Problem with Andrew’s plan is that many of the digicams are amazingly durable. He may have to wait quite a while for that 4500 to die! My first digi’ was an Olympus C3030. It refused to quit. I dropped it down a couloir, used it in the rain, and just plain shot thousands of photos with it. It had a cracked case but still shot the same photos (too low a resolution and hard to transfer to computer, along with other problems). When I finally replaced the Olympus with a Canon Rebel, I had to throw the Oly in the trash to get it out of my life! The camera that wouldn’t die! Andrew, is your trash can tempting you?
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.