After I left the coffee shop I thought about Ariel's trip and it occurred to me that what she needed was a small, reliable 35mm camera that was pocketable. Alas! The Olympus Stylus Epic was the answer. I had one with the IR remote that would be perfect for such a trip. I emailed her and we met again before she left for her adventure. I showed her the basic camera functions, and told her the camera was perfect for that mini-tripod, as she could take self-portraits using the IR remote. She was reassured by the camera's reliability and would be a good backup to the Yashica.
|a postcard of Casa de Conches in Salamanca, Spain.|
Yesterday, I received a post card from Salamanca, Spain. I was at first puzzled and then realized as I turned it over to read it, that it was from Ariel. She is doing well and using the Olympus Stylus camera every day. She made my day. Good travels, Ariel, and we'll look at your photos after you return!