Update on my Nikon D810 and a Red Rock Lakes NWR Sunrise

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Red Rock Lakes NWR SunriseRed Rock Lakes NWR Sunrise – Nikon D300, handheld, f5.6, 1/500, ISO 400, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 50mm, natural light

I spoke to the owner of the repair shop yesterday and it was the Main Board Processor board that died on my Nikon D810. The good news is that he already has the part and I should have my working D810 back in my hands today.

My D810 is out of warranty so I saved myself a lot of time by taking it to a local repair shop instead of sending it to Nikon. Of course the repair would have taken longer if the part had needed to be ordered from Nikon.

The timing on this repair has actually been good because the weather turned back to winter or “sprinter” (spring+winter) and there have been gray skies, snow, graupel and rain in the valley that would have prevented me from going shooting anyway. It is snowing lightly as I type. So I haven’t missed any actual time in the field.

I wanted to post an image with my D810 update instead of having a white page with just text. This photo of a Red Rock Lakes NWR sunrise is one that that I created on the last day of my last trip to Montana last year. When I look at this image I am reminded that life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover March 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful image. Yes, chilly weather lately but Sunday looks good.
    Had my hummingbird feeder up for a few days now but nothing yet.

  2. Bob McPherson March 24, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Absolutely beautiful photo Mia. Glad it worked out for your 810.

  3. Elephant's Child March 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Love that sky.
    I am glad that your missing limb will be returned to you quickly.
    I had to look up graupel (not something I am ever likely to see here).

  4. Lois Bryan March 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Glad to hear you’ll be getting your buddy back today.

  5. Julie March 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Where did you take it locally to get repaired?

    • Mia McPherson March 23, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Spencer’s Camera and Photo in Alpine.

  6. Kathy March 23, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Enjoy your photos and learning more about birds from your posts. And today I learned a new word ” sprinter”. Life is good!

  7. Cindy March 23, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Yes, life is good Mia. Stunning sunset. Lifts our spirits.

  8. Don Weber March 23, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Mia, I think “sprinter” should be turned around to make “wing”…

  9. Patty Chadwick March 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Glad to hear good news about your camera. Sunset image is so beautiful!!! Thanks….

  10. pennypinchadventure Tim Traver March 23, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Lovely! Thanks Mia for the continued reminder that life is good.

  11. Liz Cormack March 23, 2016 at 7:21 am

    That is an absolutely beautiful photo. Life IS good when you see something like that. Glad your D810 will be back in your hands soon.

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