November 14, 2022

Charles Waggoner

A Trip To Antactica
I've been a rank amateur photographer since purchasing a Minolta SR-T 101 camera kit and telephoto lens while stationed in Southeast Asia in the late 60's. It was a 35MM manual focus SLR with through-the-lens exposure metering. A great camera that had far more capabilities that I knew how to use.  I used it as a fancy point-and-shoot through hundreds of rolls of Kodak Kodachrome and Ektachrome film for many years while traveling the world in the Air Force. In the mid-90's I purchased an Olympus digital camera and a couple of lenses. It was an OK camera, but rather klutzy.  In 2004, I upgraded to a Nikon D70, then shortly to a D90, and a few years after that to a D7200. In 2019, I rented a D850 for a trip to Iceland. I thoroughly enjoyed the D850 to the point that I ended up purchasing one. I recently moved to a Nikon Z6-II mirrorless primarily because of size and weight. I certainly have proven over the years that the old saying "the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys" is true.
My travel bucket list has been for years to visit every continent and to dip a toe in every ocean.  The trip to Antarctica in January of this year fulfilled that list.
Charles Waggoner