World Day of Remembrance in Chicago

A memorial to the millions who have lost their lives in traffic accidents worldwide. In Chicago, this memorial consisted of 132 pairs of shoes, representing the victims here from this past year.
I was taking a photo walk with a friend here from out of town, testing out my Z7 for its first serious use. The good news is, I was quite pleased with its performance. The bad news is, pleasure disappeared on return home when the LED screen suddenly stopped working! Waiting to hear how and when Nikon will replace the defective camera and very disappointed that it happened after a mere 327 photos and one battery use.
Such a moving image. How sad that the screen has stopped working. Fingers crossed they replace the whole camera for you.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Super b&w image of this memorial...I hope Nikon comes through for you.
posted November 20th, 2018  
superb
posted November 20th, 2018  
What an amazing tribute :)
posted November 20th, 2018  
Superb but sadness !
posted November 20th, 2018  
Very moving image Taffy! B&W perfect choice for this sad picture. What a blow about your new camera! So frustrating for you!
posted November 20th, 2018  
Great picture, perfect in b&w.mHowever I'm disappointed about your camera because after you long exchange with @vignouse I was seriously considering Z6, as a present for MY birthday! Keep us informed. Fav for the pic
posted November 20th, 2018  
Great tribute. Fabulous capture.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Sad history and display of shoes...it makes it more real.
I am also so sorry to hear about the shooting at the hospital in Chicago today...tragic. :(
posted November 20th, 2018  
Wonderful
posted November 20th, 2018  
How very poignant
posted November 20th, 2018  
Firstly the image; very poignant and fitting because often road accident victims are forgotten about.

The camera... how disappointing! Nikon have not had a good track record in recent years. I bought a D600 which famously suffered with sensor dust problems and later a D750, the early models of which had a shutter fault... With the Z7 being brand-new there should be no question but they will replace it.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Not a good sign with a new camera.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Great idea - certainly makes you think!
posted November 20th, 2018  
A poignant image, oh my. Well good grief, that’s a huge fail on Nikon’s part.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Great tribute. Shame about the camera, I'm waiting for a Z6 to be delivered so i hope it performs better than your Z7, what a disappointment :(
posted November 20th, 2018  
What a striking way to remember. Sorry to hear about your new camera. Hope it is a mere fault with that particular one and it can be repaired or replaced with the greatest of ease.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Magnificent PoV! Fav! Very poignant in B&W. Hope Nikon remedies their lack of quality asap.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Thought prevoking photo... like your perspective... and sorry about your camera woes!
posted November 20th, 2018  
What a moving memorial- great pov&b&w —so sorry about your camera - I wanted to get my old 3300 fixed with a well known shutter error - it was going to cost more to repair than the camera did 🥴good luck
posted November 20th, 2018  
Taffy, I have to ask, you haven't inadvertently altered a menu setting which has turned the rear screen off... I've done it with my Fuji's?
posted November 20th, 2018  
@vignouse I appreciate your question! I did think of that. I can see through the viewfinder that the menu for the monitor/viewfinder hasn't changed -- checked is the auto-switch as well as all being operational. I had hoped that was it. Also, I tried to click/unclick things though the viewfinder and it isn't operating. Adorama, where I bought it, has sent me a label to return it for full refund/exchange. I'm going with the exchange as I'm hoping that this was a one-off problem. If it happens again, then it's the D600 sensor problem feeling (I had the same issue with mine, and Nikon finally sent me a new D610). I do like Nikon performance, but it does seem their first runs are a problem. But then, so is my MacBook Pro -- I have one where the keyboard jumps all over the place with a mind of its own. Frustrating side of technology.
posted November 20th, 2018  
@caterina A quick update -- the place I bought it has sent me a shipping label to return for full refund or exchange, my choice. I am going with exchange (see note to Richard above). I still like its performance quality in terms of resulting images. Hoping this is a one-off problem, and at the very least that Nikon will continue to stand behind its products if we get a lemon!
posted November 20th, 2018  
@taffy Thank you For your exhaustive response.Maybe I'll wait a little bit before buying the Z6?
posted November 20th, 2018  
A poignant tribute
posted November 20th, 2018  
@caterina I'll let you know what happens with the new one -- if I don't run into any issue, then I think it's safe to assume it was a one-off problem and that it was resolved well. But it will be another week, I'm guessing, before I have the new camera and can run the same kind of test. I know this one broke at 327 images.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Very evocative tribute.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Great looking memorial! News about your camera doesn't sound good
posted November 20th, 2018  
gosh taffy sorry to hear about the camera :( but before its demise, together you produced a crisp and affecting image
posted November 20th, 2018  
How frustrating to be taking photos like this and excited about your new equipment only to have it fail on you- but I'm glad you'll be able to exchange it and keep on going when the new one arrives. This is an excellent shot- I love the pathway of shoes- very touching.
posted November 20th, 2018  
Wow, wonderful remembrance shot.
posted November 21st, 2018  
Great shot !
posted November 21st, 2018  
Wonderful and moving image. So sorry to hear about your camera. I hope it is soon resolved.
posted November 21st, 2018  
Wow... such a powerful shot!
posted November 21st, 2018  
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