Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My photographic buddy. I rarely go shooting without her.

Hi Pentaxian friends,

If you have been reading this blog for about one year or more, you have already seen photos of my buddy. I love to take pictures in the desert, atop mountains or in wilderness places. It can be very hot and dry, here in the Mojave desert, and one does not want to be stuck in the desert at night. Whenever I go in the wilderness, my buddy has got to accompany me.

My buddy is a she, and I don't really know how I could tell...but I know. I never gave her a name...it's just my "buddy". She is very strong and get me just about anywhere I want to go. If she can't go somewhere, there are good chances that I can't go either. She brought me on mountains tops at nearty 9,000 feet in elevation and in the Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level...and she wasn't even tired.

I think she is one of the best friend a photographer can have. She 's always ready and willing. She never complains. She's alway glad to see me and excited about going somewhere...anywhere for that matter. She never talks back or complains. I do have to take good care of her and I keep her in tip top shape. She has had some needs, occasionally, for surgery, new shoes, but she's in great shape for her age. She was born in 1988 and in human age, she is in the Autumn of her normal life expectancy.

If you never heard about my buddy before, here are some pictures of her in all of her splendor.

Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque


Miserere said...

Does it come in a Ltd version? ;-)

I had seen your buddy before, and I'm still jealous! Very nice pics of the ol' girl. I like #1. In #5 she seems to be looking out over the valley, enjoying the view.

Odyn said...

Is it Pentax? You could have some Pentax licence plates made for it. Or perhaps tattoo it :D

Editor: Yvon Bourque said...


Considering her age, she is a limited edition. They don't make them like her anymore and her remaining sibblings are becoming more rare every day. I'm a limited edition and that's probably a good think :-)

As crazy as it may sound, when I alone with her, going somewhere in a remote location, I actually caught myself talking to her!