Thanks to all.
Always nice of you to comment. Is it me or have you not been taking pictures lately?
Sorry, JBTaylor. I mean to take photos. Honestly.
Two reasons I don't take any of my cameras out of the space I keep them in to protect them away from dust:
1.. Istanbul was far too hot to take long walks during the day for the sole purpose of taking photos. Even the camera gets scortching hot to the touch. I always have plans for the outdoors. There are signs that we may have some cooling down, so maybe I'll do that long walk after all.
2..The cameras are locked in that space because I don't want any of my equipment to get gypsum dust, paint drop or any liquid on them while there's a renovation where they 'reside', being my house.
Lately I only took photos for the challenge and the time when Greg prompted me to go for a shot of the Bosphorus. Afterwards, it went back to where I preserved it in a dust-proof environment.
I'm optimistic. Before this month is over, I'll have some shots for the forum. : )
Thanks for bringing this to my attention.