I’ve really been digging my Nikon F2S camera (“Nikon Athena”) of late. It’s a great little workhorse, and the pictures it captures are as sharp as a knife.
And this summer, I’ve had a bit of fun with Nikon Athena, packing it with a roll of Kodak Ektachrome E-100 and taking it for a few photo walks.
Like on July 31st, when I used it to photograph the waterfall under the Paper Mill Covered Bridge in Bennington, Vermont. Used my 28mm f/2.8 ultrawide lens on the chassis to get this image.
A week later, I brought Athena up to Corinth for a few shots, with the plan to capture the Saratoga, Corinth and Hudson Railroad ALCO-5 as it crossed Spier Falls Road. Let’s get this shot.
And a week after that, I used Athena for a little photo excursion through the sunflower fields at Herrington’s Pumpkins in Buskirk.
Yeah. Definitely glad Athena’s in my arsenal.
And you’re probably wondering, “Jeez, Chuck, you’ve photographed that covered bridge several times now, you’ve photographed that train several times now, and I’ve seen those sunflower captures before. Find something new to photograph.”
I will. Trust me. But I’m also looking at these images and constructing them and composing them and testing them out. This is practice and repetition with Nikon Athena. I need to guarantee that this camera will do its job when necessary. No ifs, ands, or buts.
And come the day when I come up with an amazing concept … and I need to grab a camera and make it achieve magic for that specific time period … I want Athena to be one of those “go-to” cameras.
So far … so good.