02.03.2023 North Quabbin 2004

Old tech ain’t too shabby.  This was made with the Canon 10D, my first digital camera shortly after I made the switch from film thanks to Kodak destroying a box of transparencies from a trip to Acadia.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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30 Responses to 02.03.2023 North Quabbin 2004

  1. Its great the way newer software also helps bring old pictures back to life, especially with noise reduction

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  2. That’s lovely! I sold my first DSLR to upgrade to a newer model which now sits on my bookshelf as bookend. I wore out the AF motor and it wasn’t worth the money to have it repaired. The images those two old cameras made were always good. It was me that made the bad ones. 😀

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    • That’s one of the truths of modern photography…the bad ones are not the camera’s fault…unless it is. 😀
      I also sold my first two dslrs. The 10D and the 5D to upgrade. But I’ve kept the 5D II and the 40D which were replaced by the 5D Mark IV and a 7D Mark II. Unless one of them has a fatal breakdown I may be done purchasing but one never knows.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice! The silver lining in that loss brought on better things. 🙂 Stay warm today!

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    • Looking on the bright side. Considering how long ago that was I imagine my captures since are improved so likely not a great loss. Bummer just the same. I am sure I would have eventually made the switch.


  4. shoreacres says:

    The contrast between the smooth, streaky clouds and the somewhat lumpy fog is really nice. After cold and gloomy weather for a week, the sun is just now peeking out. It’s beautiful.

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    • Glad that your rough weather has passed and the sun is shining on you again.

      This spot always has something to enjoy although not always a source of a photograph. Since making this image, and several before it, there have been many more looking over North Quabbin from here and all have a little something different to offer. Thanks, Linda!


  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Despite the advances in digital photography, I often look back with a sense of nostalgia for the old way of taking pictures. This is a beautiful shot that you pulled out of your archives, Steve.

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    • I am not sure I miss the old days…aside from being more youthful. I never liked pouring chemicals down the drain and, of course, had to be careful about keeping them where they belonged and not carrying anything into the rest of the house on my clothing. Thanks, Peter!

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    An excellent image, Steve, and fun to look back on early work. I feel for you and your loss of images through Kodak, but you’ve made many more memorable shots since.

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    Such a beautiful sky! I love the way the colour is reflected on the cloud too.

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  8. It doesn’t disappoint. What’s the size?

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    • Thanks, Alessandra! If you mean file size it is 72mb so a very small file. And even smaller before I used Lightroom’s Enhance feature. I am not sure if it would hold up in a large print.


  9. Dave Ply says:

    The best part of a camera’s technology is four inches behind the lens…

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  10. That was a glorious morning. My first DSLR was also the 10D.

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    Gear can sometimes make a difference, but far more often it’s the person behind the lens that makes the biggest difference.

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  12. Very nice Steve! I remember the early days of digital. Brings back memories of my first digital camera a Kodak DCS 1. A modified Canon Eos 1 with a 6 megapixel sensor Giving you an 18 meg file. All that for about $ 20,00o. Made the Canon 10D feel like a Ferrari!

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  13. Wally Jones says:

    What a really lovely photograph!
    It could almost be a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico taken from my favorite beach as foamy waves crash ashore.

    I’ve been sorting old 35mm Kodachrome slides trying to find some suitable for prints to forward to our kids. Memories from living in upstate New York, Texas and Europe.
    Taken with an Asahi Pentax camera which I learned to love.

    I keep threatening to have a shirt made with the announcement on the front: “Don’t look at me! The camera did it!”

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  14. Beautiful shot and colors. I guess this was awhile ago then. The 10D was 6.3mp but still did a darn good job! I use all 3 of my most recently purchased cameras so I don’t have to switch lenses so often. Mark II-100mm macro (but not very often), III – 150-600mm, IV – all other and most used lenses!

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    • Thanks!
      The 7D replaced the 40D for macro insects which is the only camera that ever hosts a flash so I can hand hold while chasing the bugs. The 5D Mark IV does all the heavy lifting and always on a tripod. I might follow your example and load the 150-400+2 on the Mark II.

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