I visited the Parkes radio telescope in 1973 as part of a high school excursion. I had my first camera - a Nikkormat FTn, with me, and shot this Agfacolor slide.
The camera had been my dad’s. He used it only briefly. It had been given to him for his job but he never got the hang of using it and preferred to use a simpler camera. He worked in management in Queensland Railways and his work took him all over the state. When I was about 12 I read the manual and figured out how to use it so he gave it to me. Within a year I was processing prints in the bathroom at night.
Sadly I no longer have the camera. I foolishly sold it in the late 80’s as it wasn’t working and I wasn’t using it. I had become enamoured of the Olympus OM system. A few years ago I bought another one just like it, which I shoot a bit, but it is mostly a memento.
My photography tumblr - http://un-sensored.tumblr.com/
This photo on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hojucandy/2805107083/