Believe it or not, this was one of the first images I ever took with a digital SLR camera (the 6 MP Canon D60). This was also the first time I’d ever left home without a film camera packed away somewhere (summer, 2003). For some reason, it seems like a very long time ago. A few cameras “ago” as well.
The D60 was a pretty good camera, as I remember. It was heavier than my old Olympus film SLR, but much more interesting to use. You could see what you’d taken a second after you’d pressed the shutter. My first experience with “real-time” photographic education, especially with respect to exposure.
Most of what I took back then is gathering digital dust on a backup drive. Definitely in the “not great” category (even by my standards). But I’ll still look at them from time to time and, as in this case, see how they fare in a black and white format. At some point, I may have to return to Harpers Ferry. It’s an interesting spot – lots of old buildings and a lot of history.
I wonder if the trains are still running (they were in 2003). Nothing like seeing a train come screaming out of a long tunnel…………