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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Liked this town more but camera issues.

Black Hawk, SD

Still feeling a great disappointment in Deadwood, we took a ride yesterday.   Our route took us pass Pactola Reservoir and this beautiful lake.

There was a visitor center that we stopped to explore.   Then we drove into the camping area.  The sites are primitive with no hook-ups but plenty large enough for even the biggest rigs.  I wanted to take pictures.

 Having just taken the above picture without an issue, I have no idea what happened. Looking into the viewing screen one half is black, the other white and black stripes.   I've turned in on and off but to no avail.

From there we continued on until we came to the small town of Hill City.   Clearly this small town is a tourist stop being close to Crazy Horse, etc.     By now it was lunch time.

 I wondered if I could still take pictures even without knowing if I was pointing the camera at what I wanted.  This was my first attempt.

Almost got it!

After lunch at the cafe we walked the town.   Lots of small eateries and shops.

A shot down the street, can't see much more than cycles and store fronts.

There was a 1880 train station in the town with fascinating old trains and one that took excursions 4 times a day.   I took several pictures and either they were completely out of focus or all that was seen were tree tops.

In front of one shop were there statutes made from scrap metal, etc.

 I cut off the asses ass.   Here is another attempt:

Okay, so I cut off his feet.

The final leg of our journey took us up into the mountains on a gravel road through beautiful rolling hills with majestic mountains in the background.  (No pictures taken).

When we got back to the rig, I pulled out an identical camera to the one that just let me down.  I had purchased this second camera last Spring when I thought I had lost the original one.   I charged it and will see what luck I have with it.

  They are made by Kodak.  I am wondering why ever did Kodak go bankrupt?


Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I love looking at scrape metal art. I must say the ass is unique....with or without an ass....haha

Judy and Emma said...

I know the frustration of a camera breaking down just when you want to use it. :(

Bob said...

I'm beginning to think camera issues these days is just "the luck of the draw".
Sure wish I could find a use for my old Nikkormat. That thing is 37 years old and still as reliable as the day I bought it. Just not keen on shooting film any more.
My daughter and I have identical Nikon D40s. I bought them both on the same day. She's never had a problem, and mine had to go back under warranty within 6 months.
Not happy.
So, am I a "fan" of any particular brand any more? Not really.
Good luck with the camera issues.

Laurie and George said...

Love the lake picture. Too bad about the camera...hopefully it isn't a big issue to fix.

JOJO said...

Some Kodak's work great some just don't cut it. I have one that just don't cut it. My daughter has one that is the greatest so I bought one. :(

Tumbleweed Dee said...

I think you were our neighbors. I saw you leave this morning. I hope we can meet up before we leave. Friday would be great!