Sad day for me… my beloved camera has succumbed to digital morbidity after 5 years of faithful service.  After 3 portfolios, 2 magazine covers, 1 calendar cover and countless memories, it has moved on to a better world, the eBay “For Parts or Repair” list.

“Nickie D” (yes, I name my cameras), you were there with me through the the thick and the thin.  From the peak of Mount Fuji to the dark foc’sles of warships beneath the stars of the Milky Way; from thunderstorms in distant seas to sandstorms in the deserts of the Middle East; you’ve seen everything my eyes have.  You were more than just my camera, you were my best friend!  Now you are a paperweight.  In your tribute, I post the best of “our” photos: