A few years ago, a dear friend and I took a photography class together. We learned so much in that semester-long course and we had a lot of fun too.

For the class, I gave into my dream of owning a digital SLR. I’d used a manual film SLR in the past, but I don’t know how easy it would be to find film now not to mention developing it!

My digital SLR is a Canon EOS Rebel, a T3i. I bet if you know cameras, you already know it’s pretty much a dinosaur at this point. I’d gotten it on clearance so it was already older when I got it. But it’s my first one and I love it.

I didn’t bring this camera with me to Japan initially, but I did bring it with me on a later visit. However, the battery was dead. I couldn’t get it to re-charge.

The other evening, I finally decided to go online and replace my battery. But I decided just once more to try getting the aftermarket charger to work. On a whim.

And after some jiggling and cleaning and praying I got it to work. Finally!

Here’s one of the pictures today I took during my walk before the afternoon rain set in.

I’m really happy to re-learn how to take pictures with a camera again. I’m posting this picture here today as a symbol of a starting point.


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